My ecobee is not connected to Wi-Fi. What could be the reason?

This article applies to the ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, and ecobee4
If your ecobee is having issues connecting or staying connected to the Internet, there are a few things to consider:

1) Ensure your router is powered on and is broadcasting on a 2.4G network. If you have a dual band router, you’ll want to make sure to connect to the 2.4G band—not the 5G

2) Ensure your firmware is up-to-date by going into MAIN MENU > ABOUT > VERSION

3) Check the signal strength on the ecobee by going into MAIN MENU > ABOUT > WI-FI. A signal strength lower than 75% could account for connection issues



1) Try power-cycling the ecobee and the router by unplugging the router and removing the ecobee from the wall

2) Leave both the router and the ecobee off for about two minutes, then plug the router back in first

3) Once the router is back up and running, place the ecobee back on the wall and wait for it to finish powering up—it should reconnect to Wi-Fi on its own. You can check the status of your connection by going into MAIN MENU > ABOUT > WI-FI. You’ll want to make sure your ecobee is connected to your router, as well as connected to the servers

4) If you’re on an older firmware version, reach out to our Support team and request an upgrade

5) If your Wi-Fi signal strength is low, consider moving the router closer to the ecobee (if possible) or looking into a Wi-Fi range extender to provide a stronger signal

6) If the above steps don’t work, try connecting via mobile hotspot

* If you’re able to connect to a hotspot but not to your home network, this indicates an issue with the network. Ensure that you’re connected to a 2.4G network, are entering the correct network password and the security settings for your network aren’t too high for the ecobee to access.


If you’re still unsuccessful, please reach out to our Support team at 1-877-932-6233 for further assistance. Agents are available from 8:00AM-12:00AM EST Monday through Friday and from 9:00AM-9:00PM Saturday through Sunday.

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