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SmartThings Wifi Advanced Network Settings

You can customize several advanced router settings in SmartThings Wifi. Learn how to change your network mode, add a DNS for parental and security control, and set up port forwarding for games. If you are unable to get started, learn how to set up SmartThings Wifi manually.

SmartThings Wifi Advanced Settings

Maybe you want to create a separate network for all your smart devices. You can do that by switching your network mode to Router Only. Learn how to access this setting and many more:

First, download the Plume Wi-Fi app from the Play Store or App Store. In the SmartThings app, touch Advanced settings in Plume and the Plume app will open. Touch the Menu icon in the top left corner, and then touch Advanced Settings. The following settings are available:

Reservations & Port Forwarding

IP Reservations let you keep the same IP address for a selected device, and with port forwarding, apps like games can reserve ports through the firewall to communicate with the internet. You need to set up a reservation before you can forward a port. Touch Create New IP Reservation, then touch New Device to add a device manually or select a connected device. Then, touch Add port assignment to forward a port. Enter Assignment name, select an External and Internal port, and then touch DONE.

Network Mode

In Auto Mode, Plume automatically checks your connection and turns on DHCP/NAT. You can use this mode if you want to merge two networks. In Router Only Mode, Plume turns on DHCP/NAT for all Ethernet-connected hubs, creating a separate, secure network. Rebooting is required. Touch Router Only Mode, and then touch RESTART to reboot the network.

LAN IP Subnet

A LAN IP Subnet refers to a group of devices on the same local network, or a portion of one network. To configure your LAN IP subnet address, touch LAN IP Subnet, and then enter a number. Touch SAVE.


While built-in parental control options are available for Plume members, you can use a custom DNS to restrict access to certain sites. DNS configuration in the Plume app allows you to create a custom DNS so you can use a public DNS that isn’t monitored by your internet service provider, or a DNS with built-in parental and security controls like OpenDNS. Here’s how to do it:

If you haven’t already, switch your network mode to Router Only Mode. From the Plume app, touch Menu, and then touch Advanced Settings. Touch Network Mode, and then touch Router Only Mode. Touch RESTART to reboot the network.

Note: Rebooting may take up to 90 seconds.

Now you can configure your DNS settings. Touch DNS and then touch the slider next to Custom DNS. Touch Secondary to add a secondary DNS. Enter it, and then touch DONE.

Set Up Manually

If you’re unable to connect to SmartThings Wifi, you should check your network setup. There are two types: PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet), which is used on Ethernet connections, and a static IP address, which may be used in some homes, hotels, and workplaces. Whichever network type you have, learn how to set up SmartThings Wifi manually.

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