Place your Circle near your router. Unlike extenders (or routers themselves), Circle doesn't talk directly to the devices in your home. Rather, Circle works by communicating directly with your router. To ensure that Circle is able to secure and maintain a strong connection to your network, try to place it in the same room as your router within about 5 feet.
NOTE: During the initial pairing of Circle to your Wi-Fi, we recommend NOT using the Ethernet cable to connect Circle to your router.
Begin Setup. Ensure that the device you have downloaded the Circle Home app onto is connected to your home Wi-Fi, then launch the Circle Home app and tap "Begin".
Get updates & plug in Circle. Allow Circle to check for updates, then plug Circle into power using the USB cable and power adapter that came in the packaging.
Connect to the Circle hotspot. Go to the Wi-Fi settings on your iOS device and connect to the Circle hotspot (a unique Wi-Fi network broadcasted by the Circle device itself). Use the password "mycircle" to join the Circle hotspot, then return to the Circle app. NOTE: Do not connect back to your home Wi-Fi until after you have selected your home Wi-Fi from inside the Circle Home app and receive the confirmation that the pairing process is complete.
Tell Circle your Wi-Fi network & password. Once you are connected to the Circle hotspot and have returned to the Circle app, tap "Continue" to select your Wi-Fi network in the list of available networks that Circle has found, and enter your password. Use the Show Password toggle to ensure that you have entered your Wi-Fi password correctly.
Connect back to your home Wi-Fi. Once your Circle has paired to your home Wi-Fi, you will receive a confirmation in the Circle Home app. At this point, go back to your Wi-Fi settings in the device you're using to setup Circle, and reconnect to your Home Wi-Fi. After this, return to the Circle app. NOTE: After pairing, the Circle hotspot will disappear. This helps prevent accidental connection to the Circle hotspot.