Traeger is the king when it comes to pellet grills. Joe Traeger’s new design of pellet grills in 1986 were the best sellers of their time and remained so to this day, especially considering the new technology coming in every day.
The Traeger Pro 575, Traeger Ironwood 650, and several other models have various features for your outdoor family day. Many of these grills come with a new WiFi technology called the “WiFIRE” feature.
The new technology lets you connect your grill to a WiFi network and control it with the Traeger app anywhere you want. However, setting up the WiFIRE system with your home network can be challenging.
Let us look at all you need to know about it and all the WiFi network setup details.
Which Traeger Grills have WiFi Network Support?
WiFi support used to be a luxury in pellet grills some time ago. However, many grill companies have now started adding WiFi network support.
Traeger also followed suit and added the feature back in 2019. In addition, they made WiFi, or WiFIRE, a standard feature on their entry-level grills.
However, not all Traeger grills come with WiFi network support. In addition, many grills still exist that do not have the Traeger WiFIRE feature. Therefore, it is important to double-check before you invest in it.
All of the second-generation Pro series models come with WiFIRE connectivity. The Pro Range is Traeger’s flagship and is among their most popular grills. It provides a great combination of quality and functionality to users.
Furthermore, the high-end limited edition pellets like Timberline and Ironwood models also support a WiFi connection and have other special features, i.e., Keep Warm, Super Smoke Mode, etc.
How To Connect Traeger To WiFi?
Traeger WiFIRE offers additional features to Traeger App users. These features enable you to control your Traeger grill from your fingertips without having a manual controller.
Things You Need To Check
Before you start the pairing process, there are a few things you need to check for. Here is what you need to do beforehand:
- Make sure the Traeger Grill is turned off. The pairing process for Traeger WiFIRE cannot be initiated when the Grill is turned on.
- Connect your mobile device to your Home WiFi.
- Make sure that your home network has a 2.4 GHz band.
- Ensure your Traeger Grill is placed within 30 ft (9 meters) of your WiFi Router. Grills at greater distances can not be connected to the WiFi network.
- If you are an iOS user using iOS 15 or above, turn off your iCloud Privacy Relay.
- Download the Traeger App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, depending on your mobile device.
Pairing Process Instructions
Once you have gone through the checklist and downloaded the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, follow these steps to pair your Traeger Grill to WiFi:
- Head to the Traeger App and select “Add Traeger WiFIRE Grill.”
- First, select the grill controller that matches your grill.
- Select your grill model.
- You can now choose to pair your grill with or without a code.
Pair with a QR code
Pairing your Traeger grill with a code is the easier way to do it. Follow these step-by-step instructions:
- Firstly, scan the Code displayed on the screen under the hopper lid.
- You will be prompted to enter your WiFi network password.
- However, you can allow suggested Networks and click on your WiFi network name.
- Your grill will now be connected.
Pair without a QR code
Pairing without a Code can be a bit of a hassle, but it is entirely possible. Follow these instructions:
- Firstly, enter your grill name on the screen.
- Press the menu button on your controller.
- Select “WiFi Information” in the Menu.
- Your grill name is in the name, i.e. Traeger-XXXX.
- Enter your grill password on the screen after (Password: wifire).
- You will be prompted to enter the Grill’s UUID. You can access this UUID by clicking Menu> Settings > About Grill> Grill UUID. Each Grill has a unique UUID.
- Now, enter your network password.
- Your phone will check for a WiFi signal or connection. Make sure your WiFi signal strength is good.
- Allow suggested WiFi Networks.
- Your grill is connected to the WiFIRE network.
Errors and Troubleshooting Steps
You may face a few errors or trouble connecting to the home WiFi setup. There are a few troubleshooting steps that you can try to connect your grill to the WiFIRE network. These errors may look like this:
“Something Went Wrong” or “Grill couldn’t connect to the network”.
However, do not worry, as troubleshooting these issues is a piece of cake. Just follow these steps:
Make sure that your app is up to date with the correct settings.
- Open the app and tap on Account Name on top of the screen.
- Scroll to the bottom and click on the version.
- Compare the app’s version to the current version listed here.
- If the app version is out of date, update the app from the store.
- After the update finishes, attempt to pair the device.
Download the Self-Serve App
Traeger offers a self-serve app to its customers. You can troubleshoot your connection with this app. Here is how to do it:
- Download the App from iOS or Android.
- Open the app and tap on Begin.
- Enter the code when the prompt appears.
- Stand next to your Grill and click on “Network Scan”.
- Keep the app open as it scans the network for issues. The scan will take up to 2 minutes.
- Tap on “Improve Trager Performance” when the scan results pop up.
Contact Customer Support
If all else fails and your Internet Service Provider (ISP) cannot help you, you should contact customer support. There are several connectivity issues that you may face when connecting cooking tools to local WiFi networks.
If you are facing issues keeping your grill connected, you can “forget network” and try again. Also, try restarting the network by turning off the power switch.
The customer support representative will tell you these are just some fixes, so try them before reaching out to them.
A fix is always available if you are facing issues with the signal strength grill’s controller or can’t connect your Traeger grill to the WiFIRE network. Make sure you have the latest app version to ensure a better experience with the Traeger Wifi-enabled grill.