How to Set Up a TP-Link Smart WiFi Plug

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug to your home network.
You'll Need:
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.
  • A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect the smart plug to.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Install the Kasa Smart app onto your mobile device.
  • Connect the TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug to your home network.
You'll Need:
  • A smartphone or tablet to install the app on.
  • A 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect the smart plug to.
  1. Connect the smart plug into a wall outlet.
  2. Wait about 15 seconds for the Wi-Fi light to cycle through orange and green.
    Smart plug connected to power and Wi-Fi light turned on.
  3. Your mobile device will need to be connected to the smart plug's setup network in order to proceed.

    The Wi-Fi setup network will have TP-LINK_Smart_Plug in its name.

  1. Open Apps on your mobile device.
    Android Apps.
  2. Select Settings.
    Android Settings.
  3. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in Android settings.
  4. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in Android settings.
  5. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains TP-LINK_Smart in the list below and tap it to connect.
  1. Launch the Kasa Smart app.
    Kasa Smart.
  2. Tap Add in the top right corner.
    Add icon pointed out in device list of Kasa app.
  3. Scroll through the list of devices and select Smart Plug.
    Smart Plug highlighted in device selection list of Kasa app.
  4. We've already powered up the smart plug earlier. Just tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device power up screen in Kasa app.
  5. And we've already connected to the smart plug's Wi-Fi and we're ready to proceed, so tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  6. Name your smart plug then tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on device naming screen in Kasa app.
  7. Choose an icon that best represents what other device the smart plug will be powering up and tap Next.
    Next option highlighted on icon selection screen in Kasa app.
  8. Confirm your home Wi-Fi name is correct and enter the Wi-Fi password, then tap Next to connect.
    Next option highlighted on device connection screen in Kasa app.
  9. Tap Done to complete the setup.
    Done option highlighted on setup completion screen.
  10. At this point you can control your smart plug, using your mobile device, from home only. If you want to control it even when you're away from home, tap the name of your newly installed smart plug.
    Smart plug name highlighted in devices list of Kasa app.
  11. Then go to Settings in the top right corner.
    Settings icon pointed out for selected device in Kasa app.
  12. And enable Remote Control.
    Remote control toggled switch pointed out in device settings of Kasa app.
  1. Open Settings on your mobile device.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Then go to Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled.
    Wi-Fi toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.
  4. Look for the Wi-Fi network name that contains TP-LINK_Smart in the list below and tap it to connect.
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