Guide to Determining and Changing the Frequency Band of Your WiFi Network for the BirdAI Line!

Optimization Guide for Your BirdAI WiFi Connection

When setting up or troubleshooting your BirdAI birdhouse with built-in camera and AI functionality, it's crucial to configure the correct WiFi settings. BirdAI operates exclusively on a 2.4 GHz frequency band. This comprehensive guide will not only help you identify your WiFi frequency band but also walk you through the process of changing the WiFi channel to 2.4 GHz for an optimal BirdAI experience.

Identifying Your WiFi Frequency Band

  1. Check Your WiFi Network on Various Devices:

    • Open the WiFi menu on your phone or computer.
    • Look for available networks with names like "home_wifi" and "home_wifi_5G" or "home_wifi" and "home_wifi 5.0".
    • Choose the network without the indication "5G", "5.0", or "6G". This is likely your 2.4 GHz WiFi network, compatible with BirdAI.

  2. For iOS Devices:

    • Since iOS doesn't provide direct information about the frequency band, install a WiFi analysis app from the App Store or check the router settings for more information.

  3. For Apple Computers:

    • Click on the WiFi icon in the top navigation bar while holding down the Option/Alt key.
    • Check the detailed information, especially the "Channel", to determine if it's 2.4 GHz.

      For Apple: Check Channel for information

  4. For Android Devices:

    • Swipe down from the notification panel and long-press the WiFi icon to access WiFi settings.
    • Select your network and check the "Frequency" or "Network Speed" to see if it's 2.4 GHz.

      For Android: Tap Settings of the network

  5. For Windows Computers:

    • Connect to your WiFi network and check the "Network Band" in the properties to determine the frequency.

      For Windows: Check Network Band

Changing Your WiFi Channel to 2.4 GHz

  1. Type your router's IP address into the address bar of a web browser and press Enter.

    • Navigate to the wireless settings of your router.

      How to Find Your Router’s Default IP Address

  2. Select the 2.4 GHz WiFi band and choose a channel from the dropdown menu:

    • Since the 2.4 GHz band has fewer channels than the 5 GHz band, it's crucial to choose a channel with minimal interference.
    • Consider selecting a channel not used by nearby WiFi networks to minimize interference.

  3. Click Save or Apply to implement the changes.

    • After changing the channel, your router may restart, resulting in a brief interruption of your WiFi connection on connected devices.


By configuring the right WiFi settings, you can ensure that your BirdAI birdhouse operates optimally within your WiFi network. By identifying the frequency band and changing the WiFi channel to 2.4 GHz, you can ensure a stable connection, allowing you to fully benefit from BirdAI's functionality, including receiving notifications of recognized birds through the free BirdAI app. Follow these comprehensive steps for seamless integration of your BirdAI birdhouse into your WiFi network.