Password and SSID Help

September 8, 2022

Jump to: Change or Create a New Wi-Fi Password
View or Change Your Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID)
Share Your Wi-Fi Passwords
Create a New Password for a Guest
Disable or Change a Wi-Fi Password

 

 

Do I need a separate SSID for my 2.4GHz smart devices?

No. AK-Fi Home simplifies your network to a single SSID/network name, which is shared among all devices (including 2.4GHz and 5GHz). There is no need for separate networks with AK-Fi! If you would like to set separate access restrictions, you may do so using Zones.

 

Change or Create a New Wi-Fi Password

During the initial setup, the first password created is a Home zone password, although you can add more. The following instructions refer to the Home zone. Learn more about zones. 

1. Log in to the AK-Fi app using your MyGCI credentials.

2. Tap the ≡ icon on the app home screen.

3. Tap the Access tab.

4. Select the level of access for this password by chosen zone: Home, Guest, or Internet Only.

 

iOS users

5. On the Home settings page, tap New Home Password.

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6. Enter new password and tap the green checkmark to save.

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Android users

5. On the Home settings page, tap the + icon.

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6. Enter new password and tap the green checkmark to save.

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Wi-Fi Name (SSID) and Password Requirements

  • Wi-Fi name (SSID) must have between 1 – 31 characters
  • Passwords must always be 8 – 64 characters

 

 

View or Change Your Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID)

As the AK-Fi Home app guides you through setup, you'll be prompted to name your network and password. To change your network name after initial setup, do the following:

1. Tap the ≡ icon on the app home screen.

2. Tap the Adapt tab. You will see your default Wi-Fi name.

3. Tap Edit.

4. Enter your new Wi-Fi name, then tap Done.

 

 

 

Share Your Wi-Fi Passwords

1. Tap the ≡ icon on the app home screen.

2. Tap the Access tab to view passwords.

3. Tap on Home, Guest, or Internet Only to access that zone’s settings page.

4. Next to the password you want to share, tap on the 22_07_AKFi_supportarticle_password_shareicon or 22_07_AKFi_supportarticle_shareicon2 Share icon.

5. Choose the method you want to use to share the password (SMS, email, AirDrop, etc.), then send. The recipient will receive a link ink that will take them to a web page with the Wi-Fi and password information.

iOS

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Android

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Create a New Password for a Guest

iOS

1. Tap the ≡ icon on the app home screen.

2. Tap the Access tab.

3. While on the Guest settings page, tap on New Guest Password.

4. Enter a name* and a new password.

5. Use the drop-down arrow next to Auto-expire Wi-Fi Password and choose one of the options.

6. Add a checkmark next to one or more Shared Home Devices (printer, NAS, media player), to allow your guest access to it over the network.

7. Tap on the green checkmark to save.

*You can set up different device access permissions and Auto-disable Wi-Fi Password settings for each name under the Guest zone.

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Android

1. Tap the ≡ icon on the app home screen.

2. Tap on Access.

3. While on the Guest settings page, tap on the + icon.

4. Enter a name* and a new password.

5. Use the drop-down arrow next to Auto-delete and choose one of the options.

6. Add a checkmark next to one or more Home Devices (printer, NAS, media player), to allow your guest access to it over the network.

7. Tap on the green checkmark to save.

*You can set up different device access permissions and Auto-disable Wi-Fi Password settings for each name under the Guest zone

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Disable or Change a Wi-Fi Password

You can easily edit, delete, or temporarily disable a password by using the HomePass app. You can also edit the access level of any user with guest access.

iOS

1. Tap the ≡ icon on the app home screen.

2. Tap on the Access tab.

3. Tap on Home, Guests, or Internet Only to access that zone's Settings page.

4. Tap the ⋯ next to the password you want to modify.

5. Choose Edit, Disable, or Delete.

6. Confirm your selection.

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Android

1.From the home screen or tap on ≡ to access the main menu.

2. Tap on the Access menu. Tap Home, Guests, or Internet Only to access that zone's settings page.

3. Tap ︙ next to the password you want to modify.

4. Choose from Edit, Copy*, Disable, or Delete.

5. Confirm your selection.

*The Copy option will copy the password to your device's clipboard.

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