Traeger grills are the best-selling wood pellet grills in the world. The Traeger grill series with WiFIRE connects to Wi-Fi—giving these products additional features to make your backyard grilling experience easier and more enjoyable. However, when your grill can’t seem to connect to Wi-Fi, it can be annoying and frustrating.
If your Traeger WiFIRE grill will not connect to Wi-Fi, something is wrong with the Wi-Fi settings on the grill’s controller. To fix the issue, reset the Wi-Fi using the following steps:
You might still be wondering why your grill isn’t working with the Wi-Fi in the first place. Below, we will go over a few reasons why your Traeger WiFIRE grill may have trouble connecting to the internet, as well as various troubleshooting steps you can try.
A Traeger WiFIRE grill may not connect to Wi-Fi for several reasons, including:
To get your grill back online, try the following troubleshooting steps:
The first thing you should do if your grill won’t connect to the Wi-Fi is reset the grill controller’s Wi-Fi settings. To reset the settings, follow these steps:
While this is the primary solution to this problem, there are some other things you might want to check to ensure that your Wi-Fi is working.
If you see something that looks like “TRAEGER-XXXX,” your grill is not connected to a Wi-Fi network. The four X’s will be a different combination of numbers and letters, depending on which grill you own.
You can also check your phone’s Wi-Fi network menu. If you see “TRAEGER-XXXX” listed under networks on your phone, the issue with the grill is probably with the setup details and not the controller itself.
Sometimes the grill requires updating. If you aren’t on the newest firmware updates, the grill might not be able to connect to the Wi-Fi properly. Check the firmware by following these tips:
A Traeger WiFIRE grill needs a strength between -30dbm and -70dbm to connect to Wi-Fi. This speed is also required to download updates and operate through the app. If your speed is closer to -80dbm or -90dbm, you will experience pairing and connecting issues.
The firmware will also not be able to update. The best way to check the signal of the Wi-Fi is to download a signal checking app. You can then test the strength of the network while standing near the grill. Ensure you are checking the 2.4GHz network, as this is the one the grill will operate on.
If you are setting up your grill for the first time or just started having Wi-Fi connection problems, you can also use the following troubleshooting tips to make sure you get onto the network.
If your home network has a dual-band network (2.4GHz and 5GHz), check the following:
There are many steps you can take to ensure that your Traeger WiFIRE grill connects to the Wi-Fi. Check the network settings on the controller, make sure the firmware is updated, and try resetting the router to see if you can get your grill back online.