You do not need to be a tech genius to use Ring products or even to understand how they work. They are extremely user-friendly, and a great addition to your home security. Although, with all the numerous models and products they provide, it’s easy to get confused as to what each one does without doing a little research. So let’s dig deep into the Ring Chime, what services it provides, the difference between the original and the Pro, and if it really does boost your WiFi.

The simple answer is no, a Ring Chime does not boost your WiFi. This Chime itself is only a speaker system that you can easily connect to any variety of Ring security-enhanced doorbells. However, there is another model, the Ring Chime Pro, and although it will also not “boost” your WiFi connectivity, it will extend your signal further into your home. Ring Questions Answered

So how do you decide which product you should purchase? In this article, we will explore the different varieties of Chimes, what they do, how much they cost, and how to best choose the Chime right for your home.

Does Ring Chime Extend Wifi?

What is a Ring Chime and what does it do? Well, it does not extend your WiFi, however, it does extend your awareness in regards to just knowing who is at your front door without actually going to answer it. When purchased in addition to your Ring Video Doorbell safety device, the Chime will let you know from anywhere in your home that you have a visitor.

The Chime easily plugs into any regular outlet around your home and will alert you right away when you have a visitor or even if your motion detector is activated. If you have elected to have a video doorbell, it can easily compute into your Chime so you can hear your guest from anywhere!

While the Chime does not extend your WiFi, it does not take a lot of connectivity power to run correctly. In fact, it only requires the standard 2.4 GHz of the network to work efficiently. Pro Chime Data
What Is the Difference Between Ring Chime and Ring Chime Pro?

If you are looking to expand your WiFi connectivity throughout your home, the Ring Chime Pro is the tool you are looking for. However, there are other distinctions between the Chime Pro and the Chime, so before you purchase, it is best to know everything!

Service ProvidedRing ChimeRing Chime Pro
Noise Alert Anywhere In HouseYESYES
Plug Into Wall OutletYESYES
Guided Feedback For Easy SetupNOYES
Extend WiFi Throughout HomeNOYES
Standard Price$29.99$49.99

Feel as though you understand the differences and know what you want? You can easily order your Ring Chime or Pro on their website.Though, if you want even more information, you can

dig a little deeper to compare the pros and cons of the Ring Chime and the Ring Chime Pro.

Where Should I Place my Ring Chime or my Ring Chime Pro?

Once you have made your choice, you may be wondering, where should I place my Chime?

Well, as we have discovered, the Ring Chime does not boost or extend your WiFi, so its placement is purely based on personal preference. The point of the Chime is to be able to hear the audio alert from your doorbell even when you are far from the door. Maybe for your home, this means the kitchen, back office, bedroom, or even the basement. It’s completely up to you! Ring Chime

However, if you’ve decided to go with the Ring Chime Pro because it does extend the WiFi throughout your home and to your other Ring devices, you will want to be a little more particular about its placement. Luckily, this model comes with easy step-by-step setup instructions to ensure you place the device where it can best aid your WiFi extension. Ring Chime Pro.


Want to boost your WiFi  connectivity with an additional device? Well, the Ring Chime products are not what you are looking for. However, if you are looking to give your router a little extra length throughout the house, the Ring Chime Pro is a great option.

These two audio notification devices have a similar name, and identical purpose, with the important exception that the Chime does not affect your WiFi in any way, whereas the Chime Pro is a WiFi extender.