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I have some rental condos that have the old style doorbell intercom combo. The units have been troublesome and parts are hard to come by and super expensive. I am thinking of replacing them with ring or another type. Question is is there a password, or any type of security issue that would not let the next tenant hook up to their WI-FI? I don't want to have a bricked unit in the future.
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
I have some rental condos that have the old style doorbell intercom combo. The units have been troublesome and parts are hard to come by and super expensive. I am thinking of replacing them with ring or another type. Question is is there a password, or any type of security issue that would not let the next tenant hook up to their WI-FI? I don't want to have a bricked unit in the future.
Not sure of your question but you change the password as needed.
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Not sure of your question but you change the password as needed.
Sorry, but what if I don't know the previous tenants password? Can the next tenant change it, or is there a master password?
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reset button on the back
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reset button on the back
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Correct. I just switched from Verizon to Altice and had to update the WiFi network and password on all of my Rings - you press a button on it and reconnect to new network.
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Yup easily reset and reconnected to the new wifi SSID/password. As mentioned above...a reset button will...reset it to setup mode. From there...the app on your smart phone will take over ...latch onto the newly reset/defaulted Ring device..and allow you to provision it with your WiFi info so it'll latch onto your network. Before your provision it to your wifi network, the Ring devices will broadcast a default ad-hoc wireless that the Ring app on your phone will pick up...allowing it to provision the device to your settings.
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My ring story: Bought and installed a ring doorbell. Light color indicated voltage was too low. Changed out the capacitor once I located it in the crawlspace. Everything was great until a few hours later. The house had a burning smell. It was the doorbell. I had to change that out due to the higher voltage. Happy I have it but the whole situation was a pain. House was built in 95.
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Originally Posted by tartuffe View Post
My ring story: Bought and installed a ring doorbell. Light color indicated voltage was too low. Changed out the capacitor once I located it in the crawlspace. Everything was great until a few hours later. The house had a burning smell. It was the doorbell. I had to change that out due to the higher voltage. Happy I have it but the whole situation was a pain. House was built in 95.
maybe you should have replaced the transformer instead.



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