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How To Change WiFi on Tado Smart AC Controller

After getting my new Linksys WiFi router, I had to go around updating all the WiFi connected devices. For the most part, things went fairly smoothly and I never had to read any manuals. That is, until I got to the Tado Smart AC controller.

The Tado app has no way to change the WiFi settings, once it’s already setup. To change the settings, follow these steps:

  1. Touch, then hold the middle of the Tado until you see a setup screwdriver and wrench LED icon
  2. Touch the up arrow until you get to the WiFi icon with a trash can to the right
  3. Touch the center area of the Tado to delete the current WiFi settings (The icons will blink)
  4. Now the Tado will create a WiFi access point with the name “tadoXXXX” where XXXX are 4 digits shown on the Tado display
  5. Use your smartphone to connect to this WiFi. When you are connecting, you will see left/right arrows on the Tado LED screen.
  6. Once connected, open your browser and type in the following URL:
  7. You will see the screen shown below. It will not re-size automatically so you may have to pinch-zoom to see it properly.
    tado wifi setting
  8. Now enter the SSID (the name of your WiFi you are trying to connect to), and the password you assigned to your WiFi.
  9. Touch “Save”
  10. The Tado will show a WiFi icon, then when connected properly, it will show an earth and checkmark icon.

Compared to other apps and devices, this is easily the most complicated procedure that I had to go through. In fact, I’m not sure the average person could do this procedure properly.

Don’t get me wrong. I still love my Tado and use it all the time. But clearly, not everything about it is ready for prime time yet.