The iKamand is a WiFI Grill controller. Your iKamand must be connected to WiFi to use it. 


Once you connect your iKamand to WiFi, you won't need to connect again.


Getting the iKamand App

  1. Download the iKamand app from the App Store or Google Play Store. If you downloaded the Android app before June 5th 2018, leave the beta program and download the iKamand app again.
  2. Create an account on the iKamand app.

  3. Connect your iKamand to your account. If you don't connect immediately, you can connect later by clicking the Connect Now button or adding a device from the Devices pageNavigate to Devices (Kamado icon in the top right of Cook tab)

  4. If you have an iKamand linked to your account and want to change its WiFi settings, go to the Devices page.


Connecting to the iKamand


Before Connecting

  • Get the name and password of your WiFi. Make sure it's a visible single band 2.4 Ghz network.
  • If your iKamand is on version 1.0.48 or less and you bought it before February 2019:Make sure that the SSID (network name) and password of your WiFi network are both 20 characters or less. 
    • Best Practises: If you have a 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz netowrk with the same name, deselect the 5 Ghz WiFi in your router settings or rename the 2.4 Ghz network or use your guest WiFi if you have one.
  • Make sure you have the correct case for your WiFi name and password i.e. NETGEAR44 not netgear44 
  • Use a simple password with the iKamand
    • 8-20 characters long
    • Don't use special characters or spaces i.e. *!?#$%^&()@!
  • Some phones such as a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will not allow you to connect to the iKamand WiFi. You may need to turn off your mobile data so that it your internet connection doesn't default to mobile data. Try setting up your iKamand on another phone, then continue using your own phone.


Video Tutorial


Watch this video for a guide to connecting your iKamand to WiFi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoolLSXVysg



Instructions


Step 1 - Putting your iKamand in Connect Mode

  1. Power on the iKamand by plugging in the adaptor.
  2. Hold onto the button on the left side of the iKamand for 8 seconds then release the button. 
    1. If your fan starts, you didn't hold the button for long enough. Press it quickly then hold for 8 seconds.
  3. The LED will flash teal/turquoise, then quickly flash blue.


Step 2 - Connect to your iKamand WiFi


  1. Go to your phone WiFi settings.
  2. Find the iKamand WiFi network. It will look like "iKAMAND-a1b2".
  3. Connect to the iKamand WiFi network. You may have to override your phone settings if it doesn't let you connect to the iKamand WiFi. If you're using an Android phone, try turning off your mobile data before attempting to connect to the iKamand.
  4. Return to the iKamand App


Step 3 - Sending WiFi credentials to your iKamand

  1. Enter in your local or home WiFi network name and password. 
    1. Make sure you use the correct case i.e. NETGEAR44 not netgear44 for the password and network name. 
    2. The iKamand can only connect to 2.4 Ghz networks with a password.
  2. Press Connect.
  3. Your iKamand will try to connect to the internet. During this time, the LED will slowly flash blue then become solid blue. 


If the iKamand becomes teal, read this guide: Troubleshooting


If the iKamand LED keeps flashing blue, read this guide: Troubleshooting


If you have a new or high-end router and have trouble connecting to the iKamand, read these guides: Router Specifications Troubleshooting


If your iKamand LED does not go solid blue or you don't see your iKamand on your app account, see Troubleshooting and WiFi connection issues for help connecting your iKamand to the internet.