How do I Connect my Gree AC to WiFi?

Connecting your Gree air conditioner to your home’s WiFi network can provide you with remote control and monitoring capabilities, allowing you to manage your cooling and heating from your smartphone or tablet. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of connecting your Gree AC to WiFi, including advanced troubleshooting techniques for those who encounter issues during the setup.

Download and Install the GREE+ App

  1. Android Users: Download the GREE+ app from the Google Play Store.
  2. iOS Users: Download the GREE+ app from the Apple App Store.
  3. Open the app and create a new account by providing a username, password, email, and selecting your region (typically “Europe” for most users).

Add Your Gree AC to the GREE+ App

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  1. Tap the “+” button in the GREE+ app to add a new device.
  2. Select the “Air Conditioner” icon.
  3. On the next screen, choose “Remote Controller (without wifi button)”.

Reset the WiFi Module on Your Gree AC

  1. Locate the control panel on your Gree AC unit.
  2. Press and hold the “TURBO” and “MODE” buttons simultaneously for about 10 seconds until you hear a beep.
  3. The “WiFi” icon on the controller screen should now be activated, indicating that the WiFi module has been reset.
  4. Note: You have a 2-minute timeout to complete the next steps; otherwise, you’ll need to repeat from step 2.

Connect Your Gree AC to the WiFi Network

  1. In the GREE+ app, tap the “NEXT” button.
  2. Enter the WiFi network password for the area where your Gree AC is installed.
  3. Tap “Search Device” and the app will search for and connect your AC to the GREE Cloud.
  4. Once the connection is successful, tap “OK” to complete the setup.

Troubleshooting Tips

  1. EWPE Smart App: If you encounter issues with the GREE+ app, consider using the EWPE Smart app, which is a clone app made by the same company and may work for some users.
  2. Manual Setup: If the automatic setup function isn’t working, try the manual setup process:
  3. Use a WiFi scanner like NetSpot on your Windows laptop to detect the WiFi network generated by the AC.
  4. The WiFi network name will be the last part of the MAC address.
  5. Advanced Users: If you’re still having trouble finding the WiFi network, you can try manually looking for the network, which may pop up. The default password is often “12345678”.

Technical Specifications and Advanced Considerations

  1. WiFi Module: The Gree AC units are equipped with a built-in WiFi module that allows for wireless connectivity. This module operates on the 2.4GHz frequency band and supports the 802.11b/g/n wireless standards.
  2. Wireless Security: The Gree AC’s WiFi module supports WEP, WPA, and WPA2 wireless security protocols. It’s recommended to use the WPA2 protocol for the highest level of security.
  3. Network Requirements: The Gree AC requires a stable and reliable WiFi network with a minimum download speed of 1Mbps and a maximum latency of 100ms for optimal performance.
  4. Firmware Updates: Gree regularly releases firmware updates for their AC units, which may include bug fixes, performance improvements, and new features. It’s recommended to check for and install any available firmware updates to ensure your Gree AC is running the latest and most stable version.
  5. Compatibility: The Gree AC’s WiFi module is designed to work with the GREE+ and EWPE Smart apps. However, some users have reported success using third-party home automation apps, such as Home Assistant or Homebridge, to integrate their Gree AC with their smart home ecosystem.
  6. Energy Efficiency: By connecting your Gree AC to WiFi, you can take advantage of energy-saving features, such as remote scheduling, temperature monitoring, and automatic mode switching, which can help reduce your energy consumption and utility bills.


Connecting your Gree air conditioner to your home’s WiFi network can unlock a range of convenient features and improve the overall user experience. By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in this guide, you should be able to successfully connect your Gree AC to your WiFi network and start enjoying the benefits of remote control and monitoring. Remember to refer to the troubleshooting tips and advanced considerations if you encounter any issues during the setup process.


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