How to connect Mill heaters to mesh Wi-Fi

This article explains how you can connect Mill Wi-Fi heaters and other IoT devices to mesh networks such As AirTies Smart Wi-Fi by temporarily disabling the mesh.

Some IoT / smart home products will only connect to the 2.4 GHz frequency band, and this causes problems when connecting to mesh Wi-Fi networks that use a single network name (SSID).

Mill-ovner kommer med et innebygd wifi-adapter som gjør at de kan administreres ved hjelp av mobilappen Millheat. Dette adapteret støtter bare 2,4 GHz-frekvensbåndet og wifi-standardene 802.11b/g/n.

Dette skaper problemer for mesh wifi-nettverk, som primært bruker den nyere 802.11ac-standarden. Hvis mobiltelefonen som kjører Millheat-appen er tilkoblet nettverket på 5 GHz-frekvensbåndet, vil det ikke la seg gjøre å legge til en Mill-ovn.*

One workaround for this this is to temporarily disable the mesh network. If you have a mesh network from AirTies, follow the steps below to install a Mill heater using the Millheat app.

1. Disable the mesh network (temporary)

Turn off all AirTies access points except the one you have connected to your router by Ethernet cable. If you have a regular AirTies home pack, this means that two access points should be turned off. The power button is located on the back of each device.

2. Install the Millheat app

  1. If you haven't already, install the Millheat app for Android or iOS on your mobile phone.
  2. Make sure your mobile phone is connected to Wi-Fi.

3. Add the Mill heater to the network

  1. Make sure the Mill heater is powered on.
  2. Launch the Millheat app and select Add device.
    Connect the Mill app to the networkMake sure the heater is also connected
  3. Press the Wi-Fi button on the heater and continue.
    Connect them to each other
  4. Select your product (a panel heater in our example).
    Select your product from the options displayed
  5. Select the appropriate model.
    Select your model from the options displayed
  6. Finally, add the password to your Wi-Fi network and make sure that the green Wi-Fi light on the heater is still flashing.
    Connect to Wi-Fi
  7. Wait for the app and the heater to connect to each other.

4. Re-enable the mesh network

Now you can turn on all the AirTies devices again, and the mesh network will work as before. Remember that AirTies device startup takes a few minutes.

Tested with Millheat app version 3.2.6.

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