Password and Access Control – Premium WiFi Powered by Plume

How do I set up Premium WiFi powered by Plume HomePass?

HomePass® allows you to setup guest access for your network without needing a separate guest SSID. Better yet, each user will have their own password and you can setup varying levels of access to your network based on three different zones.

Home 

There are no access limitations in this zone. Users will be able to access both the internet and any shared network devices. Share these passwords with people you trust implicitly.

Guest 

Shared network devices will only be visible to users in this zone if you allow it. You can also set up rules to automatically disable the WiFi for your guest. You can set a password to auto-disable in 1 hour, 3 hours, end of day or at a time and date of your choosing.

Internet Only  

Passwords shared in this zone will only have access to the internet. 

You can set up several passwords for each zone, so you can disable, edit or delete access for individual users at any time. You can have a total of 30 unique passwords for your entire network. Unused passwords can always be deleted to create new ones. Passwords must always be 8-64 characters in length.

How to access HomePass®

iOS

  1. Tap on the icon on the App home screen.
  2. Tap the HomePass
  3. In the HomePass section, you will see a button for each zone
  4. Tap on HomeGuests or Internet Only to access that zone’s settings page.

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Android

  1. Tap on the key icon on the App home screen. HomePass can also be accessed from the main menu.
  2. In the HomePass section, you will see a tab for each zone
  3. Tap on HomeGuests or Internet Only to access that zone’s settings page.

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Create a new WiFi Password for Home

iOS

  1. Tap the icon on the app home screen.
  2. Tap the HomePass®
  3. In the Home settings page, tap New Home Password.
  4. Enter a new password and tap on the green check mark to save.
  5. Use the Share icon next to the password to send by email, SMS, or airdrop.

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Android

  1. Tap the icon on the app home screen.
  2. Tapon HomePass,  you will see this section under your network name.
  3. While in the Home settings page, click the +
  4. Enter a new password and click on the green check mark to save.
  5. Use the Share icon next to the password to send by email, SMS, or Android Beam.

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How do I share network passwords?

  1. Tap on the icon on the App home screen.
  2. Tap the HomePass option to view the Network Name and Passwords.
  3. Tap on HomeGuests or Internet Only to access that zone’s settings page.
  4. Next to the password, you want to share, tap on the share
  5. Choose the method you want to use to share the password (SMS, email, Airdrop) and send it.
  6. The recipient will receive a link. Clicking on it will take them to a web page from which they can copy the Network name and the password.

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Create a new password for a Guest

iOS

  1. Tap on the icon on the App home screen.
  2. Tap the HomePass
  3. While in the Guest settings page, tap on New Guest Password.
  4. Enter a name* and a new password and click Done
  5. Use the drop-down arrow next to Auto-disable WiFi Password and choose one of the options
  6. Add a checkmark next to one or more Shared Home Devices (printer, NAS, media player), to allow your guest access to it over the network
  7. Tap on the green check mark to save
  8. *You can setup different device access permissions and Auto-disable WiFi Password settings for each name under the Guest zone

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Android

  1. Tap on the icon on the App home screen.
  2. Tap on
  3. While in the Guest settings page, tap on the + icon
  4. Enter a name* and a new password and click on the green checkmark to save
  5. Use the drop-down arrow next to Auto-delete and choose one of the options
  6. Add a checkmark next to one or more Home Devices(printer, NAS, media player), to allow your guest access to it over the network
  7. Tap on the green checkmark to save
  8. *You can setup different device access permissions and Auto-disable WiFi Password settings for each name under the Guest zone.

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Create a new password for Internet Only

iOS

  1. Tap on the icon on the App home screen
  2. Tap on the HomePass®
  3. While in the Internet Only settings page, tap on New Internet Only Password
  4. Enter a new password and click on the green checkmark to save
  5. Tap on the Share icon next to the password to send by email, SMS or airdrop

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Android

  1. Tap on the icon on the App home screen
  2. Tap on HomePass
  3. Tap on the Internet Only button
  4. While in the Internet Only settings page, tap on the + icon
  5. Enter a new password and tap on the green checkmark to save
  6. Tap on the Share icon next to the password to send by email, SMS or Android Beam

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How do I disable or change a WiFi password in HomePass?

You can easily edit, delete, or temporarily disable a password by using the Plume app. You can also edit the access level of any user with guest access.

To suspend or control access on a device level, use the Device Freeze feature.  

iOS

  1. Tap the icon on the app home screen.
  2. Tap on the HomePass®
  3. Tap on HomeGuests, or Internet Only to access that zone’s Settings page.
  4. Tap the next to the password you want to modify.
  5. Choose EditDisable, or Delete.
  6. Confirm your selection.

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Android

  1. Tap the key icon on the app home screen or tap on HomePass in the menu
  2. On the WiFi page, under HomePass® tap the Home
  3. Tap HomeGuests, or Internet Only to access that zone’s settings page.
  4. Tap next to the password you want to modify.
  5. Choose from EditCopy*, Disable, or Delete.
  6. Confirm your selection.

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Can I use my old WiFi name and password on the Premium WiFi network?

Using old WiFi Name and Password

  • In order to maintain optimal network security, it is always suggested to choose a new SSID and password after changing your WiFi network to Premium WiFi. This will require you to update the WiFi settings on all your devices, which may not be very convenient if you have more than a handful.
  • If you have many devices, keeping your old SSID and password will allow them to easily migrate to your new Premium WiFi network. In this case, be sure to turn off the WiFi on your existing router or modem/router after setting up Premium WiFi. Keeping your existing WiFi on can cause frequent disconnects of your devices.

If you need to keep your old WiFi

  • If you are keeping WiFi on your modem and/or previous router system on, setting a different SSID becomes crucial for your devices to avoid bouncing between different networks with the same SSID.
  • Do not add the Premium WiFi network to any devices you intend on using with the old network and likewise forget the old network on all devices being connected to the Premium WiFi network. Along with the additional interference caused, you will lose connectivity whenever your devices switch from Premium WiFi to the old WiFi network and we strongly suggest you turn off the old WiFi instead.

How do I choose my network name and password?

As the App guides you through setup, you’ll be prompted to name your network and password:

  • Make sure that your network name has between 1 and 31 characters
  • Your password should be between 8 and 63 characters.

Thanks to HomePass®, only one network name (SSID) is needed to cover both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands and guest access.

Important: If you use the same network name and password from your old router, you may experience issues because some devices will be connected to your Premium WiFi network while others remain connected to that old router. Turn off WiFi on your old router and the devices should then migrate over to the Premium WiFi network.

We recommend you:

  • Turn off WiFi on your old router
  • Use a new WiFi name and password for your Premium WiFi network