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WiFi Connectivity, Not Connecting
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Written by Kevin Wanek
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to the Emporia Energy WiFi connection troubleshooting guide. Whether you're setting up a new device, switching networks, or experiencing connectivity issues, this guide is here to help. Connectivity problems can be frustrating, but with a few steps, we can tackle them together.

First Things First: Reset and Power Cycle

Before diving into detailed troubleshooting, let's start with the basics:

Power Cycle Your Device and Network Equipment:

  • For the Device: Unplug it or turn off its power source for about 30 seconds (can flip breakers), then power it back on. This process is known as power cycling.

  • For the Emporia App: Try force-closing and reopening the app. This refreshes the app's connection attempts. (iOS, Android)

  • For Your Router: Similarly, restart your router by unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in. This can resolve many minor network issues.

Attempt to Connect Again:

After resetting everything, try connecting your device through the Emporia app once more.

Check Your Signal Strength

Emporia devices require a stable signal more than high speed. Here's how to ensure good signal strength:

  • Positioning: Place your device closer to your WiFi router if possible. This can significantly improve connection quality.

  • For Vue: Gen 3 Devices: Make sure the WiFi antenna is mounted outside the electrical panel to avoid interference from the metal enclosure.

  • WiFi Extenders: If moving closer isn't an option, consider a WiFi extender to boost signal strength near your device.

  • Antenna Extenders: For Vue: Gen 3, an (rp) SMA-Coaxial cable antenna extender can enhance WiFi reception. These are readily available online or in electronics stores.

Try a Mobile Hotspot

Connecting your device to a mobile hotspot can bypass local network issues:

  • Set Up a Hotspot: Use your smartphone to create a WiFi hotspot. (iOS, Android)

  • Connect Your Device: In the Emporia app, use the hotspot's WiFi details for setup. This can also help your device receive firmware updates (which can help connectivity to the local network).

Router Configuration Checks

Ensure your router's settings are compatible:

  • Security Protocol: Use WPA, WPA2, or WEP.

  • WiFi Protocol: Ensure it's set to B, G, or N modes.

  • Automatic Channel: Let your router manage its channel for optimal performance rather than having a predefined or preset channel number for new connections.

  • No Dual-Layer Security: Avoid networks requiring additional login steps beyond a WiFi password.

  • Firewalls and VPNs: Check for any settings that might block your device, especially in enterprise or advanced home networks.

  • Device Limits: Some routers limit the number of devices that can connect. Ensure yours doesn't, or adjust the settings.

For specific router questions, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Emporia Cloud Port and Target Domain information


  • 80 (outbound)

  • 443 (outbound)

  • 8883 (inbound/outbound)

Target Domain(s):

  • mqtts:// (deprecated)

  • mqtts://

Network Considerations

  • 2.4GHz Requirement: Emporia devices need a 2.4GHz network. They won't connect to 5.0GHz only networks.

  • Mesh and Multiple Access Points: These generally work well but can cause issues. Try connecting to a mobile hotspot to update your device's firmware as a workaround.

  • Shared 2.4GHz/5.0GHz Networks: If possible, set up a dedicated 2.4GHz network to avoid automatic reassignment to a 5.0GHz network.

Additional Ideas

SSID (network name) and Password

  • Special Characters: Avoid using special characters in your WiFi SSID (network name) and password.

  • Length: Keep your SSID and password within a reasonable length (ideally under 32 characters for the SSID and 63 characters for the password) to ensure compatibility.

Minimize WiFi Congestion

  • Channel Interference: Use a WiFi analyzer app to check for congested channels. Switch your WiFi channel through your router settings to a less crowded one, preferably channels 1, 6, or 11 for 2.4GHz, as they don't overlap.

  • Device Placement: Keep your Emporia device away from metal objects and appliances that can cause electromagnetic interference, such as microwaves and cordless phones.

Enable Legacy Modes on Your Router

  • Compatibility Mode: Ensure your router's WiFi settings are configured to support legacy devices. This might include enabling options for "b/g/n" mixed mode rather than just "n" or "ac/ax" modes, ensuring broader compatibility.

Static IP Reservation

  • Avoid IP Conflicts: Assigning a static IP address to your device through your router settings can help prevent IP conflicts within your network, improving connectivity stability. Emporia devices do not have a preassigned IP address, but you can use the MAC address (last 12 digits of device serial) to identify the device through your router settings to assign an IP address.

Disable AP (or "Client") Isolation

  • Network Devices Communication: Ensure that AP (Access Point) Isolation or Client Isolation is turned off in your router settings. This feature, when enabled, prevents connected devices from communicating with each other, which could interfere with Emporia device functionality.

Support and Feedback

Our Customer Support team is ready to assist with Emporia-specific inquiries, but we might not have all the answers for diverse network configurations. We encourage you to explore your network settings, and we're here to help with device-related questions.

This guide is part of our ongoing effort to improve support resources. If you have feedback or need further clarification, please contact us. Your insights help us serve you better.

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