How to Connect Blink Camera to WiFi

by Joel Manansala

Blink cameras are a popular choice for smart home owners who want hassle-free installation without sacrificing security features. Offering a wide array of both wired and wireless models, the Blink system is one of the most robust camera systems available today, thanks to the Sync Module acting as a central control hub for all your Blink devices.

Like other smart security cameras, Blink devices, including the Module, heavily rely on a stable WiFi connection for proper functioning. Without a strong WiFi signal, these cameras may experience connectivity issues, potentially leading to lapses in surveillance. That's why it's crucial to ensure that your device is properly connected to your home network.

Whether you're a new Blink camera user seeking guidance on the initial setup or someone facing challenges with an existing connection, this blog will guide you on how to connect Blink Camera to WiFi.

WiFi Network Requirements for Blink Cameras

Before delving into the step-by-step guide, it's crucial to ensure that your WiFi network meets the requirements for Blink cameras. A stable and strong WiFi signal is essential for the proper functioning of these wireless cameras. A reliable home WiFi network, preferably equipped with a strong WiFi router, will ensure a seamless connection.

Blink cameras work with 2.4GHz WiFi networks only. Most WiFi routers today are dual-band, supporting both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. However, if your network is on a 5GHz frequency, you will need a separate WiFi router with a 2.4GHz frequency to support your Blink wireless camera system.

Steps to Connect Blink Camera to WiFi Network

Now, let's dive into the step-by-step process to connect your Blink camera to the WiFi network.

Step 1: Download the Blink App

The first step is to download and install the Blink app on your mobile device. Whether you're using an Android or iOS device, head to the respective app store, search for the Blink app, and download it. Once installed, open the app to proceed with the setup.

Step 2: Create a Blink Account

To use the Blink app and connect your camera to WiFi, you need to create a Blink account. Sign up with your email and create a secure password. This account will serve as the central hub for managing your Blink devices.

Step 3: Add the Blink Sync Module

NOTE: Blink cameras, except the Blink Mini camera, require a Sync Module to function properly. If you have a Blink mini, you may skip to the next step.

Connect the Sync Module to a power source and plug it into an outlet. The Sync Module acts as a bridge between your camera and the WiFi network. Wait for the solid green LED indicator and a blinking blue light, signaling that it is ready to pair.

  1. Open the Blink app on your mobile device.

  2. Tap the top right “+ icon” to add a new Blink device.

  3. From the provided list, select "Sync Module."

  4. Scan the QR code on the back of the Sync Module or manually enter the serial number.

  5. Choose or create the Blink system to associate with the Sync Module.

  6. Press the "Discover Devices" button. Ensure that the Sync Module is in pairing mode for successful detection. Once the "Blink wants to join Wi-Fi network …" dialog box appears, tap "Join" to proceed.

  7. Connect to your 2.4 GHz WiFi network by selecting the appropriate network from the provided list and entering the correct password.

  8. Allow the app to add and update the Sync Module’s firmware. It's crucial not to unplug the module during this process. The LED lights will turn solid blue and green upon successful connection.

  9. Tap "Done." If the module was added to a new Blink system, this action will return you to the home screen, completing the setup process.

Step 4: Turn on Your Camera

Power on your Blink camera. If it's a new camera, press and hold the reset button until the LED indicator blinks blue. For an existing camera, ensure it's in setup mode.

Step 5: Add New Blink Camera

In the Blink app, tap on "+" to add a new Blink Camera, then select your specific camera model.

Step 6: Scan the QR Code

Hold your camera in front of your mobile device to scan the QR code displayed on the Blink camera. You may also manually enter the serial number.

Step 7: Add the Camera to A Security System

Select the security system to link the camera with. If it's the initial setup, create a new one.

Step 9: Test Your Connection

After completing the setup, perform a quick test to ensure that your Blink camera is successfully connected to the WiFi network. Check the camera's live feed on the Blink mobile app to confirm a stable connection.

How to Change WiFi Network on Your Blink Camera

If you need to update or change WiFi network for your Blink camera, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Blink app on your device.

  2. Locate the small cloud icon at the bottom left and click on it.

  3. Choose the "Change Wi-Fi Network" option.

  4. Press and hold the reset button on the Sync Module until a red light appears, then release.

  5. Wait until a blinking blue and a steady green light appear.

  6. Click "Discover Device." Once the "Blink wants to join Wi-Fi network …" dialog box appears, tap "Join" to proceed.

  7. Press "Allow" once the "Blink would like to find and connect to local devices on your local network" dialog box pops up.

  8. Choose your new WiFi network and input the Wi Fi password.

  9. Click "Join" to complete the process.

How to Fix Blink Camera Not Connecting to WiFi

Encountering issues with your Blink camera's connection to Wi-Fi can be frustrating, but resolving them is often a straightforward process. Let's explore common problems and their solutions.

Check Wi Fi Signal Strength

Firstly, ensure that your Wi-Fi signal strength is sufficient for a stable connection. You can check this on your mobile device by navigating to the Wi Fi settings. If the signal is weak and your Blink camera drops WiFi, consider repositioning your camera closer to the router or using WiFi extenders to improve coverage. Additionally, minimizing interference from other devices can contribute to a stronger signal.

Blink Camera Doesn't Register the Wi-Fi Network

If your Blink camera fails to register the Wi-Fi network during setup, double-check that you are using the correct WiFi network password. Ensure that your camera is in setup mode and attempt the process again. Power-cycling both the camera and Sync Module can also resolve registration issues. If the problem persists, verifying the compatibility of your WiFi network (2.4GHz) with the Blink camera is crucial.

Sync Module Not Connecting

When the Sync Module encounters connection issues, it's essential to troubleshoot. Confirm that the Sync Module is powered on and correctly plugged in. Reset the Sync Module by unplugging it and plugging it back in after a few seconds. Ensure that the module is in pairing mode during setup, and if the problem persists, consider moving the module closer to the Wi Fi router. Checking for any firmware updates for the Sync Module through the Blink app is also advisable.


Can you connect Blink directly to router?

No, Blink cameras are designed to operate exclusively over WiFi and do not support direct connections to routers via Ethernet.

How far can Blink cameras be from Wi-Fi?

Blink cameras must be within the effective range of WiFi, typically around 100 feet, accounting for obstacles and interference.

Does Blink work with hotspot?

Blink does not recommend using cellular hotspot or satellite based internet connection to operate the Blink system.

Can I connect my Blink module to Ethernet?

No, the Blink Sync Module operates on WiFi only and does not support direct Ethernet connections.

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