How Do I Connect My Honeywell 9000 Thermostat to WiFi?
The Honeywell 9000 Thermostat is a reliable smart home thermostat. However, it’s not very useful unless you have a strong and dependable wireless Internet connection. But what happens when you can’t get your thermostat to connect to your WiFi Internet connection?
The Honeywell 9000 Thermostat is connected to wireless Internet through a series of in-system settings. Connection to WiFi is performed directly after the installation of the thermostat. Homeowners need their wireless access information and their thermostat ID card to complete the WiFi connection.
Even if you’ve done everything right, you still might run into some issues getting your Honeywell 9000 Thermostat to connect to WiFi. Keep reading to learn what possible causes could be stopping your connection and how to get your thermostat hooked up for good.
If you’re just getting started setting up a Honeywell 9000 Thermostat, the first thing you need to do is make sure that the smart thermostat is already installed on the wall and completely wired in. This will ensure that the device is powered and able to receive a WiFi connection.
Before you get started setting up your smart thermostat, you’ll need a few pieces of information handy. Here are the things you’ll need to get going once you have your thermostat installed and wired-in on the wall*
- Home WiFi network identification (ID) and password: You’ll need to know what the ID of your home WiFi network is to be able to tell it apart from any other wireless networks which might show up from nearby homes. You’ll also need a password to access your WiFi network if it is encrypted for security.
- Thermostat ID card: Your thermostat ID card should come with your Honeywell thermostat. If you don’t know where your thermostat ID card, you should be able to get it by accessing your account at Honeywell or contacting customer service. (Source: Honeywell Home)
- QuickStart User Guide or thermostat user’s manual: It’s always a good idea to have your thermostat’s user manual close at hand if you’re dealing with technical issues. This manual can explain the thermostat’s user interface and how to find different menus within the thermostat’s software.
Once you have these materials at hand, you’re ready to get your Honeywell 9000 thermostat connected to your Wifi Internet connection.
Once your Honeywell 9000 Thermostat is installed on the wall, you are at the point in your thermostat installation where you need to hook the thermostat up to a wireless connection to finalize setup.
Here’s the procedure you should follow if you’re trying to connect your smart thermostat to WiFi (Source: Honeywell WiFi):
1. Install the Honeywell 9000 Honeywell Thermostat to the wall. Perform initial systems setup. The thermostat’s software should seamlessly walk you through this set in the installation process, but if you have issues consult your user manual.
2. Once you finish setup, the thermostat will put up a text box asking you if you’d like to hook up your thermostat to a local wireless Internet connection, with a Yes/No selection. Select Yes. (Note: If you are attempting to set up the WiFi at any point beyond initial installation, you can select Menu from the home screen and select WiFi Setup.
3. A list of available WiFi Internet connections should be displayed on the next sub-menu. Click on your network on the list of available connections to sync the thermostat with your WiFi connection.
4. Input your WiFi connection’s security password if necessary. Most home WiFi networks are encrypted to prevent hacking and bandwidth theft. If you don’t know your WiFi security password, this password is often labeled somewhere on your Internet router or modem. (Source: Spectrum) Once you’ve input your network’s password, select Done.
5. After you successfully connect to your WiFi connection, you’ll be prompted in the thermostat menu to register your thermostat with the Total Connect Comfort website. The thermostat screen will provide two ID numbers (MAC and CRC numbers respectively) in order to complete your online registration. Leave the thermostat on this screen until registration is complete.
After registering your device, you should be up and ready to go with your new smart home thermostat system.
Setting up a smart home on wireless Internet might sound complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to intuitive user interfaces in devices like the Honeywell 9000 Thermostat, it’s never been easier to get started. As long as you have all of the required information and a steady wireless Internet connection, you have everything you need.
Installing a smart thermostat isn’t just economical, it’s also one of the simplest ways you can be more environmentally friendly in your day-to-day life.