How does Circle pair to my network?

Circle only pairs wirelessly over the 2.4ghz band with your Wi-Fi through a series of steps:

  • When Circle turns ON initially, it will begin to broadcast its own 2.4ghz Wi-Fi network (or "hotspot").
  • After connecting your device to the Circle hotspot, go back to the Circle Home app and have Circle look for Wi-Fi networks to join. NOTE: Circle will only find Wi-Fi networks broadcasting on the 2.4ghz band.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network from the list and enter your password to initiate the pairing process.

What about 5ghz or Ethernet?

Under most circumstances, Circle can manage Internet traffic entering the router through the 2.4ghz band, 5ghz band, and wired Ethernet once it's been paired to your network.

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