Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Router 4A: connecting and configuring the router (step by step)
Lately I seldom publish any articles on my blog about configuring of Wi-Fi routers (many of them are similar and similar // except for some specific points, such as port forwarding).
But today I decided to make an exception for the Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Router 4A router lineup (first of all. they are now quite popular; second. provide good speed, stability and Wi-Fi network coverage; third. thanks to the support of 5 GHz allow you to increase the speed of the Wi-Fi network).
In general, if your “old” router works “so-so”. it makes sense to try to replace it with a product from Xiaomi (blessing that its configuration is simple (my example below). and most users can handle it #x1f44c;).
Xiaomi is not available router settings
Now for the sad part. What to do if the 192.168.31.1 into the router. In response to input this IP or miwifi hostname.error Unable to access the site ?!
First of all. Check again if you are connected to the network of this network device. Very often I have seen that the user is trying to enter the web interface of the router and it is not connected to it. Funny? These are real-life cases. It thinks it’s connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, but it’s not. And no matter how hard you try, it doesn’t work!
Secondly. Make sure you enter the address not in the Google or Yandex search box, but in the address bar of your browser. Sometimes users in Internet Explorer or Firefox have additional toolbars with built-in search strings. The person ends up entering the miwifi address.com and instead of the admin panel it flies out to a site like this:
Third. If you can’t access Xiaomi Router from your computer, try to do it via smartphone or tablet. With the original firmware I have repeatedly experienced that after the initial setup it is impossible to enter the router’s personal cabinet from a normal computer, while from the phone it is available without problems.
Xiaomi Mi Router 4A Giga Version. tutorial and HOW TO SETUP
Another frequent case is when a user has a static IP address from another subnetwork. In this case, you need to press WinR to open the Run:
Type in the command ncpa.cpl and press Enter. You will see a window with a list of Windows network connections.
Find the one through which the PC is connected to the router. If cable, then Ethernet. If by Wi-Fi, then Wireless. Right-click on it and choose Properties. This window will open:
Find the IP version 4 (TCP/IPv4) line, select it and click Properties. This will open the following window:
Check the Get IP address automatically and Get DNS server address automatically checkboxes. After that, press OK in this window and in the previous one. Check the input with 192.168.31.1 on the Xiaomi router. It should work!
How to translate settings into Russian
Another common problem Chinese Xiaomi Router firmware. The language of Celestial Empire is not known to many people, so setting up the router is already a problem. There is no firmware in Russian at the moment. The user is left with two choices, either to find and download the English version of the firmware for the router Xiaomi (for example, on our website link above), or to use the translator:
I myself first encountered with the Chinese software so did. That is, when trying to enter the router Xiaomi via miwifi.com or its local IP address 192.168.31.1 Using Google Chrome, the web browser will offer to translate the interface using its translator. We agree and voila, the interface is translated. Of course, the translation of the settings into Russian will be quite awkward, but you can use.
How to enter the settings router Xiaomi
Xiaomi routers are some of the most common on the Aliexpress platform. Not a bad model with great features and a reasonable price, but sometimes the device has unexpected mishaps. If you try to log into the Xiaomi router through a web browser, an unknown error message pops up, or you are logged into the search engine altogether. But do not despair in this case. This article will tell you in detail how to solve this problem of logging in via the domain name miwifi.com, or via IP 192.168.31.1. It is worth noting that these methods are identical for all Xiaomi router models.
How to configure the router Xiaomi?
Set up the network connection Connect to the Wi-Fi network with your phone or computer (without a password). Wi-Fi network name can be found on the router. Wait till the system indicator light turns blue.
Find a Wi-Fi network and connect to it.
The next step you will be automatically directed to the start page to connect to the Internet (if this does not happen, open your browser and enter: router.miwifi.com or 192.168.31.1).
Enter the account name and password provided by your ISP, then click on “Next” (there are several ways to connect to the Internet, so this step can be skipped). If you have forgotten your account name and password in your ISP system, you can get them by contacting your ISP.
Now set a new Wi-Fi and administrator password. You can also use your Wi-Fi password as an administrator password. Wait until the light stops flashing and turns blue, then reconnect to the Wi-Fi network.
How to configure the AIoT smart antenna and add devices ( This step is configured for Xiaomi routers that have a special antenna for smart home devices).
- Download Mi Wi-Fi and Mi Home apps from Play Market.
- Add the router to your Mi account. To do this, connect your smartphone to the Mi Wi-Fi router’s Wi-Fi hotspot. Open the Mi Wi-Fi app and log in to your Mi account. Follow the prompts to add the router to your Mi account.
- Add Mi Home devices. To do this, plug the smart devices you want into the network. AIoT smart antenna will automatically detect the device. Open the Mi Home app and log in to the Mi account you used in the previous step. A prompt will be displayed informing you that the new device has been detected. Follow the instructions to add the device.
What to do if the Mi Home app fails to automatically detect the Mi Smart Home device?
Make sure that the network settings are configured on the router and that it is connected to the internet. The Internet Connection LED should be solid blue.
Make sure the router is added to the Mi Home app, and the Mi Home app uses the same Mi account as the Mi Wi-Fi app.
Make sure that AIoT (Automatic AIoT Antenna Scanning) is enabled on the router. You can configure this setting in the Mi Wi-Fi app.
Make sure your smart home device supports Wi-Fi and has the latest software version installed. The device must be within range of the router. Some devices with built-in Internet connectivity are not supported.
Setup is complete, but I still can’t connect to the Internet?
Use your phone to search for the Wi-Fi network set by the router. If it cannot be found, check that the router is connected to a power source and has started.
Connect your phone to the router’s Wi-Fi network, go to: router.miwifi.com and try to fix the problem based on the network diagnostic results.
If you forgot the administrator password for the router, what to do?
If you didn’t set a specific password, the administrator password will be the same as the Wi-Fi network password, so try using that to log in. If the problem persists, it is recommended to reset your router to factory settings, and then reconfigure the network.
How to restore the factory settings of the router?
First you need to make sure that the router is up and running. Now press and hold the “Reset” button on the router body for more than 5 seconds and release it when the system status light turns orange. Reset will be performed when the router restarts.
There are still questions? Ask them in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев, and we will try to answer them.
⚙️ How to connect and configure the Xiaomi Mi AIoT Router AC2350
Setting up a router from Xiaomi will not take you much time. You can use both the web interface and the branded Mi Home app or Mi Wi-Fi. Today we will tell you how to connect Xiaomi Mi AIoT Router AC2350 using Mi Wi-Fi.
Download the Mi Wi-Fi app. Connect the Xiaomi router to power at the same time: install the Ethernet cable into the WAN port and wait for the blue light on the front panel.
After starting Mi Wi-Fi will ask for several permissions, which must be granted.
Once in the main menu, you need to register an account, enter the data from the existing or immediately press the button “Set up a new router” for a quick connection, postponing the registration process for later.
The application will start searching for new devices and in a couple of seconds will give a notification of a successful search. You should press “Configure now”.
The smartphone will ask you to connect to the router’s Wi-Fi network.
Next, the Xiaomi Mi AIoT Router AC2350 will establish a connection to the global web.
The next step is to select the region, specify the network name and password for connection. By the way, the Belarus region is absent, but you can safely choose Russia.
Next, the router setup will occur, after which you will receive a notification that you need to manually connect to the newly created Wi-Fi network.
Go to the menu of Wi-Fi smartphone, find your access point and connect to it.
Your Xiaomi router is connected and configured, but the app will still ask you to enter your account information and pair it with your router. After a successful pairing procedure, you will be able to view connected devices, check for updates, and make various settings.
The first thing to do is to turn on the router and plug an Ethernet cable into the WAN connector. Next you need to download the Mi Wi-Fi app.
When we start the application, we immediately get a notification signaling that there is a new router nearby.
Next, click on Set up now and wait for a check on the availability of the Internet.
The next step is to name the Wi-Fi network and set the password.
You are waiting for the settings to be applied. By the way, you can set up two ranges at once: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
Then reconnect to the Wi-Fi network with the given name. And then you get to the main application menu, where you can view all the devices connected to the router and control the connection speed.
At the bottom there is also a button with additional features.
You can check the connection speed and optimize the Wi-Fi.
In the Firewall menu you can see the security settings and create a white or black list.
In “Settings” you can change Wi-Fi settings, Network, set the region and time, check updates and reset settings.
Basic configuration of Xiaomi router 3
To get into the settings of the router Xiaomi Mi3, you need to connect it to your computer through any of the LAN ports on the back. WAN port is used to connect the cable of the provider, which comes to your apartment from the entrance.
After that you need to launch web-browser and enter IP-address 192 in the search line.168.31.1 or miwifi URL.com. If you don’t have access to Xiaomi router settings, follow these recommendations.
The first time you access the web configurator, the Mi3 router will prompt you to agree to the license terms:
Click on Agree. After that you will need to select the router or WI-FI-repeater mode. Choose the first option:
The next step is to set up WI-FI. Here, in the Network Name field, you must enter the name of the Wi-Fi network, which will be visible when the client devices scan the air.
Below we come up with and enter a password for WI-FI it will be asked of each new customer when trying to connect to the Xiaomi router’s wireless network. It is best to make the password no shorter than 8-9 characters, consisting of numbers and Latin letters. After this press Next.
On the final step you will need to think and enter administrator password. It is better to write it down somewhere, or without a factory reset you will not be able to enter the router web interface. Click on the Set up successfully.
Now two networks will be created in range 2.4 GHz and in the 5 GHz band with the same name, then the device will reboot.
Basic configuration is complete. Click on Router admin page to enter MiWiFi Mi Router 3 web case.
Connecting the router Xiaomi Mi 3 to the Internet
In order to configure the connection of Xiaomi router to the Internet, in the menu select the item Network settings. You will see a page like this:
For those providers who use PPPoE protocol (Dom.ru, Rostelecom) you need to select PPPoE in the Connection field. Below you will see the fields for username and password. They were given to you by your provider when you were connected to the router. Click on the App button for the changes to take effect.
If your ISP uses a Dynamic IP (Beeline, TTC), then you should select DHCP in the Connection list.
Below you can also define with which DNS-servers the router will work. Either leave the automatic obtaining of server addresses from your ISP, or set your own, such as Google’s public servers (220.127.116.11) or Yandex (18.104.22.168). For that you should put a tick Configure DNS manually and write your addresses in the appeared fields. Click on the App button to apply the changes.
If you’ve done everything correctly, you’ll see at the top of the Xiaomi MiWiFi Mi 3 router’s web interface that the line between the router and the globe has turned green You’re connected to the Internet.
Setting WI-FI on Xiaomi Mi Router 3
In order to configure Wi-Fi on Xiaomi router Mi3, open the main menu of the interface in the Wi-Fi settings section.
The Dual Band Wi-Fi switch is responsible for the operation of a wireless network in two bands with a single network name and single connection password. In general, this is really the best option. But if you want to configure each of the bands separately or disable one of them then it is necessary to set the switch to OFF.
Below, in the Name field, you can change the name of the Wi-Fi router network. In the Encryption field, set the value to Strong (WPA2-Personal). This is the most secure option for securing your wireless network at the moment. In the Password field, you can change the password for Wi-Fi. It is better to make it longer (8 characters or more) and more complex (composed of letters and numbers), so there is a better chance that you will not be hacked!
Port forwarding on Xiaomi router 3
For games and file sharing applications it is often necessary to forward the port on the Xiaomi Mi Router 3. To do this, go to the Port Forwarding menu and click the Add Rule button in the Port Forwarding Rules table.
You will see a window for creating a rule for port forwarding. Enter the name of the rule in the Name field:
In the Protocol field select TCP or UDP protocol to be used. I usually open both. In the External Ports and Internal Ports fields enter the number of the port to be forwarded. It only remains to specify the IP-address of the computer for which we forward the port to Xiaomi, and then click Install.
To flash the router Xiaomi Mi WI-FI Router 3 to the new version of the software, you only need to give it access to the Internet. Then go to the Status menu:
If there is a newer version of the firmware on the vendor’s server, the Update button appears here in the Version subsection. Click it and the new software version will be downloaded.
After the download will automatically start reflashing the router Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi 3 to the latest software version:
When the process is complete, the device will reboot. In this case the router settings should be preserved.
Setting up the router Xiaomi Mi 3G
Known to many Chinese company Xiaomi at the moment produces a wide variety of equipment, peripherals and other diversified devices. In addition to everything, their product line includes Wi-Fi routers. Their configuration is carried out on the same principle, as with other routers, but there are subtleties and features, in particular, the Chinese language firmware. Today we will try to analyze in detail the whole setup process and show the procedure of changing the web interface language into English, which will allow you to continue editing in a more familiar to many people mode.
Basic configuration of Xiaomi router 4
For basic settings connect the router to the PC, using the LAN cable. With his help connect the network card PC with any LAN-port of the router. Do not get confused with the blue WAN port it is used to connect to the ISP (that cable that comes from the entrance). Here’s the connection diagram:
If there is no cable, you can always connect to your Xiaomi router via WI-FI. By default, the network is usually open, that is, without a password. The network name looks like this: Xiaomi_XXXX (where XXXX are numbers) for the 2.4 GHz band and Xiaomi_XXXX_5G for the 5 GHz band.
Next, to get to the settings of Xiaomi Mi Router 4, you need to run any web browser Chrome, Opera, Fayox, where in the search line enter the IP address 192.168.31.1 or miwifi URL.com. If you can’t get into the Xiaomi Router settings, then use these instructions.
The first time you enter Xiaomi Router 4 settings, it requires you to agree to the license terms by clicking the Agree button. After that, you will need to select the router or WI-FI repeater operating mode. Choose the first option:
The next step is to configure the gadget interfaces. The first is WI-FI. In the Network Name field you must enter the name of your Wi-Fi network (SSID), which will be visible when your client devices scan the air. You can leave the default one.
In the bottom field you have to enter the password for your Wi-Fi. It has to be more complicated, consisting of numbers and letters of the Latin alphabet. And its length should be at least 8, preferably 10 characters! Next, if your provider uses a Dynamic IP Internet connection, such as Beeline, then click on Next. And if you use PPPoE, select it at the bottom of the window:
You will see two fields for entering your login and password to connect to the provider. They should have been given to you by the employees of the company.
After entering the data, click Next.
The next step is to create and enter administrator password. This is done so that no one else can get into your Xiaomi router settings. It is better to write this password down somewhere, because it is rarely used. As a rule, once you set up a router, you won’t go to the web configurator for months. If you forget it, then without a factory reset, you will not be able to enter the settings. Press the Set up button successfully.
Now the gadget will apply all those configuration changes you made, create two networks in range 2.4GHz and 5GHz band with the same name, then reboot.
Once the process is complete, you’ll see a window prompting you to download the Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi app. To enter the MiWiFi Mi Router 4 web interface, click on the Router admin page link.
How to Connect a Xiaomi Router 4 to the Internet
Above I showed how to configure Xiaomi Router 4 with the Quick Setup Wizard. Sometimes it is necessary to reconfigure the connection, for example, when you change providers. To do this, open the settings of the router Xiaomi and in the main menu select the Network settings. Below we are interested in the subsection with the same name:
If your ISP uses PPPoE (Home.If your ISP uses PPPoE, set Connection field to PPPoE. Below, in the fields that appear, enter the login and password to connect, which you were given when you connected. For the changes to take effect, click on the App.
If your ISP uses Dynamic IP connection type (Beeline, TTC), then in Connection list put DHCP. Basically, after that you can press the App.
Note: You can specify what DNS-servers the router will work with. To assign your servers, check the Configure DNS manually checkbox and enter your addresses in the fields that appear. For example, 22.214.171.124 Google public server, and 126.96.36.199 Yandex public server.
Now look at the top of the web interface. If you have configured everything correctly, you will see a green line between the router icon and the globe instead of red.
Your Wi-Fi router Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi successfully connected to the Internet, congratulations!
Setting up Wi-Fi on the Xiaomi Router 4
All settings you can use to configure Wi-Fi on Xiaomi router Router 4 are collected in the Wi-Fi settings section of the main menu.
Here the Dual Band Wi-Fi slider is responsible for the operation of the wireless network in two bands. It is generally not necessary to touch. Only if you do not need the second band and need to disable it.
The Name field contains the name of the Wi-Fi router’s network. You can leave it here or define your own one. In the Encryption field make sure the password is Strong (WPA2-Personal). This is the most reliable option for Wi-Fi protection at the moment. In the Password field, define and type in your Wi-Fi password. It should be no shorter than 8 characters and consist of letters and numbers. This way you will minimize the chances of hacking.
Port forwarding on Xiaomi router 4
Sometimes, for some games and file sharing, you must forward ports on Xiaomi Router 4. To do it, enter the Port Forwarding menu section and click on the Add Rule button in the Port Forwarding Rules table.
Here is the window for creating rules for port forwarding:
In the Name field enter the name of the rule. In the Protocol field select the used protocol TCP or UDP, or both at once, as in my variant. In the External Ports and Internal Ports fields, enter the number of the port to be forwarded. At the end, it remains only to specify the IP-address of the computer for which we forward the port to Xiaomi. Press the Install button and check the work.
Flashing the router Xiaomi 4
In order to flash Xiaomi Mi WI-FI Router 4 to the latest version of the software, you must first give it access to the Internet. After that go to the Status menu:
The router itself will check the servers of Xiaomi for the latest software version, and if it is available, the Update button will appear in the Version subsection. Press it and the new firmware Xiaomi Router 4 will start loading.
Once the firmware is downloaded, it will start the process of installing the new Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi 4 router software into the device’s memory:
Once the download is complete, the Xiaomi router will restart. Your router settings will remain intact.