How to connect my TP-LINK Smart Plug to my home network via Kasa?
Kasa APP is designed to control TP-LINK Smart Plug locally and also remotely. With Kasa, we can easily control and monitor TP-LINK Smart Plug wherever we are and make our home smart. But before that, we need connect the TP-LINK Smart Plug to your home network first.
Before we begin:
- Please download Kasa from App Store or Google Play and install it in your smart phone.
- Connect your smart phone to your home Wi-Fi network (2.4GHz Only).
- Plug your Smart Plug into a power socket.
Let’s begin to configure:
In fact, it’s very convenient to configure TP-LINK Smart Plug via Kasa as there are detail friendly introductions of every step in Kasa.
Here we make a whole introduction to make you clearer about the steps of how to configure TP-LINK Smart Plug via Kasa APP.
1. Register a TP-LINK Cloud account to manage your Smart Plug remotely
Open Kasa in your smart phone, if it’s the first time that you configure the Smart Plug via Kasa, you’ll see the screenshots as below:
Here we can create an account to manage our Smart Plug when we’re not at home.
a. If you don’t have an account, please sign up with your e-mail address.
Click “CREATE ACCOUNT”, then you’ll receive an activation e-mail. Please click the link in the e-mail to complete your TP-LINK Cloud account registration. After that, you can use this account to log in Kasa and manage your Smart Plug even when you’re not at home.
b. If you already have an account, please click “Log in” and login with your account.
c. If you want to register it later, please click “Skip” to skip this step.
2. Add your Smart Plug into Kasa
a. Please click the Smart Plug icon to begin adding your Smart Plug.
b. Check the Wi-Fi light, it will become solid amber after you plug it into the power socket. Click “Next” to continue.
c. Then wait about 15 seconds or until the Wi-Fi light blinks amber and green. Click “Next” to continue the settings.
d. Here is a difference between Andriod and iOS phone in finishing this connect step:
Kasa will look for your Smart Plug automatically, and it’ll take about a minute.
You need to connect smart plug’s WiFi manually, Kasa will give you a guide for this step after you click “NEXT” button.
Then, please follow the instruction, go into your IOS phone setting page, and connect the WiFi of your smart plug, the WiFi name is “TP-LINK_Smart Plug_XXXX”.
After finish this step, please go back to the Kasa guide page, Kasa will connect your smart plug.
e. After a successful search, you need set a name for this Smart Plug. Click “Next” to continue.
f. Here we can customize an icon for this Smart Plug. We can choose an icon from the list or choose from the “Albums” of your smart phone or take a photo.
g. Enable “Remote Control” to allow your Smart Plug to be reached when you’re away from home.
h. Connect the Smart Plug to your home network here we choose “onhub” as our home wireless network. If you want to use other wireless network, please click “different network” then connect to it.
i. After that, Kasa will finish the settings within 1 minute!
j. Click the Smart Plug icon, you can view the Status page of this Smart Plug. Here you can monitor the working status of this Smart Plug such as Energy Usage, and also configure its advanced settings such as Schedule/Away Mode/Timer.
If you need the Remote Access to your Smart Plug via Kasa, please enable “Remote Control” first and register/login with a TP-LINK Cloud account.
As we introduced in this article, we can register a TP-LINK Cloud account and enable “Remote Control” in Step 1 and Step g.
Moreover, we can enable or disable “Remote Control” with the method below:
Please refer to following FAQ if you need more information regarding Remote Control settings: