I Can't Connect My Sync Module
Below, we have assembled a few common solutions when your Sync Module does not connect on installation. If you have a Sync Module that frequently disconnects from your network, consider moving the Sync Module closer to your Wi-Fi router. The most common cause of disconnection is poor signal strength.
Troubleshoot Sync Module and Wi-Fi network connection:
- Does the Sync Module show any lights at all? If not, try the following:
- Try a different power outlet
- Use a different power adapter (5 Volt / 1 Amp)
- Try with a different cable
- Please ensure you are using the correct password for your in home Wi-Fi network. This is usually printed on the router label or may have been set during the configuration of your router. If you are not sure you are using the correct password, please try connecting a new device (laptop, tablet or phone) to your Wi-Fi network. If your device is already connected to your Wi-Fi network, you can try disconnecting and forgetting the Wi-Fi network and then reconnecting by entering the password again.
- Make sure that your router is not blocking access to the Sync Module. This can happen if you are alerted that a device is attempting access but the name is not familiar. Blink devices are sometimes identified by their radio chip instead of the Blink product name. Some known identifiers that you should allow if detected are listed here:
- Generic Doorbell Camera
- Generic Security Camera
- My Simple Link
- Texas Instruments
- < no title >
- Some Wi-Fi routers only provide a 5 GHz network connection, or the Blink device connects to the 5 GHz instead of the 2.4 GHz network. If this happens, try:
- Enable the 2.4 GHz network in your router's settings
- 'Split' the router frequencies. Dual band routers allow you to split the dual-band 5 GHz / 2.4 GHz network into a different network for each frequency. It may be helpful to add "2.4g" to the name of that network to be more easily recognized when setting up the Sync Module.
- Disable the 5 GHz network. If your Blink system is repeatedly switched over to a 5 GHz network and becomes unresponsive, it may be helpful to turn off the 5 GHz network entirely.
- Certain older versions of firmware had issues connecting to networks with special characters such as: @ % : $ ' = " ; or multiple spaces in a row. This was resolved in newer versions of firmware. If you do have special characters and your Sync Module serial number is less than 2xx-200-000, you may need to temporarily change your SSID and password to only letters/numbers and try the setup procedure again. Once your system is online, your Sync Module will be automatically updated to the latest firmware version. If you do not have special characters or if changing them does not resolve your issue, please use the Get Help link to contact customer service.
- Do you use VPN on your mobile device? If so, please disable VPN and proceed with setup. You can enable your VPN after you complete setup.
- Is there only one Wi-Fi network available in the Blink app when you are asked to select the Wi-Fi network? This is a known limitation in certain early versions of our Sync Module firmware that can prevent connection. You can resolve this by adding a new 2.4 GHz network on your router, or connecting to a hotspot provided by a separate smart phone, and then you can attempt setup.
If these steps don't resolve the issue, please contact Customer Support.