All Ring Doorbells and security cameras work best with a strong Wi-Fi connection. Everyone's Wi-Fi router is different, this is why it is important to know the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) of your device. To learn more about what RSSI means check out this article in the Ring Help Center.
The RSSI reported in your app will help you know how strong the Wi-Fi signal connection is to your device. RSSI does not reflect the speed of your Wi-Fi, it just helps with knowing if you have a strong Wi-Fi connection. The speed will depend on your router. See this Community article for how to check the Wi-Fi speeds by your device.
Where to Find Your Device's RSSI
You can see your devices RSSI in the device health section of your Ring app. Open the Ring app > Select your desired device > Pick “Device Health” from the top row. See the images below for an example.
RSSI Reading Meaning
-66 to -90 is critical and will likely cause a loss of functionality or be unable to maintain a usable connection the Wi-Fi altogether.
-65 to -41 is sufficient. Possible video issues if constantly at -60.
-40 or better is virtually no interference and a very strong signal.
Common Results of Poor RSSI
Tips for -65 to -90
If you are having connectivity concerns and don’t have the best RSSI readings, a Chime Pro could help to strengthen the Wi-Fi signal to your device. Learn more about how a Chime Pro can help in this Ring Help Center article.
If speeds are not sufficient, but the router is right near the Ring device, the RSSI can certainly read a strong value. It only knows the signal strength, but it does not measure the resources otherwise. To measure that you will want to run a speed test, you can learn how here.
How I increased RSSI by about 10 dBm:
I added a WiFi Range Extender about 4 feet across 1 exterior wall of my Pro doorbell, and dBm increased by 10, and my RSSI is around -45 now (closer to zero means stronger signal).
I don't think I can do a lot better due to the number of WiFi networks in close proximity where I live.
If I measure dBm right next to the Range Extender (or primary Router), I see numbers around -12 dBm.
Please consider contributing your realistic RSSI values
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