How to Connect Honeywell RTH6580WF to WiFi

1 Credentials

In order to connect to a wireless network, you must have the required credentials. These are:
  • Wireless Network Name (SSID)
  • Wireless Network Key (Password)

Finding Network Credentials

Most wireless routers or gateways have a label with the default credentials. If the credentials aren't there, check the documentation that came with your device.
Default Wi-Fi credentials highlighted on router / gateway sticker.

If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) installed the wireless router or gateway, they might have left you a setup sheet which may have the credentials.

? Do you know your Wireless Network name (SSID) and Key?

  1. Yes
  2. No

We're here to help!

Connect to a Tech Pro

Call or chat with a Tech Pro 24/7.

In order to connect to a wireless network, you must have the required credentials. These are:
  • Wireless Network Name (SSID)
  • Wireless Network Key (Password)

Finding Network Credentials

Most wireless routers or gateways have a label with the default credentials. If the credentials aren't there, check the documentation that came with your device.
Default Wi-Fi credentials highlighted on router / gateway sticker.

If your Internet Service Provider (ISP) installed the wireless router or gateway, they might have left you a setup sheet which may have the credentials.

  1. Press and hold the Fan and Up buttons for approximately 3 seconds.
    Thermostat with Fan and Up buttons held.
  2. On the new screen two numbers will be displayed. Change the number on the left of the screen to 39 by pressing the Next button several times. Change the number on the right of the screen to 0 by pressing the Up or Down arrows. After setting the numbers, press Done when finished.
    Thermostat buttons.
  3. Using another device with Wi-Fi connect to a network called "NewThermostat_######" where # is a random character..
    Smartphone.
    Available networks list with NewThermostat listed. Screenshot.
  4. Once connected, navigate to 192.168.1.1 in a web browser.
    Web browser with 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. Screenshot.
  5. Select your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
    Connect your new thermostat to your home wireless network by selecting it from the list below. Screenshot.
  6. Click on Connect.
    Connect button.
  7. Enter your Wi-Fi Security Key when prompted.
  8. Go to your thermostat and look at its display. Do not proceed until the thermostat has stopped displaying "Wait".
  9. Select one of the following buttons based on the message shown on your thermostat display:
    • Connection Success
    • Register at Total Connect Comfort
    • Connection Failure
      Connection status screen with Connection Success or Connection Failure options below.
To help troubleshoot the problem we should check if other devices can connect to the wireless network.

If other wireless devices are connected to the network and functioning properly, chances are the router is OK. It's possible there is an environmental issue. Do you have a portable wireless device (Smart Phone, Tablet, Laptop, etc.) that you can put in the same area to test and see if that device's wireless connection still functions as intended in that location?

If you haven't already, please try power cycling the device you're working with.

  1. Turn off your device.
    Power
  2. Wait ten seconds.
    Wait 10 seconds
  3. Turn your device on again.
    Power

If you're unable to connect to WiFi on your Honeywell Thermostat, you may need to change your WiFi security. Please change your router settings to use one of the supported security settings above. If unsure how to do this, please contact the router manufacturer.

Honeywell's WiFi Thermostats are compatible with the following WiFi security standards:

  • OPEN
  • WEP
  • WPA TKIP
  • WPA AES
  • WPA2 MIXED
  • WPA2 TKIP
  • WPA2 AES

The device needs to be within a reasonable range of the router in order to connect and have the best connection speeds.

  • In general, in most homes, you can be up to 30 feet from your router for a decent connection.
  • From 30' to 50' away, the speeds will be slower, and may drop occasionally, but it should be usable.
  • Greater than 50' away, and the signal will most likely be too weak to overcome interference. The speeds will be slow, and the connection may be sporadic.

The above numbers are approximates only. Optimal range may vary based on router make and model.

Your router may need to be relocated to a more centralized location in order to provide better coverage for all your devices.

Good Placement

A house, separated into rooms detailing how placing Wi-Fi in the center of a house will provide better coverage to reach all devices. Diagram.

Bad Placement

A house, separated into rooms detailing how placing Wi-Fi in the corner of the house can cause some devices to not have a Wi-Fi signal. Diagram.

Since this appears to be a range issue that can be resolved by putting the router in closer proximity to the device's intended use area, we recommend moving the router to a more centralized location.
If the wireless signal is not reaching the device and moving the router or device in closer proximity is not possible or doesn't resolve the issue, the best option for wireless connectivity is to get a range extender.
We use cookies on our website to enhance your experience, analyze site usage and support our marketing efforts. To learn more, visit our Privacy Policy. By clicking “Accept”, you agree to our use of cookies and similar technologies.
Accept