This article provides answers about Cozmo and WiFi. It also includes some troubleshooting information for specific situations that you might encounter.
Q: If Cozmo requires my WiFi connection, how does that work? Will my home WiFi network connection shut down? Will all of my other devices disconnect when I play with Cozmo?
Playing with Cozmo will not affect your home Wi-Fi network. You’ll still be able to use other devices in your home that are connected to your internet connection.
Cozmo himself never goes online, but needs to be connected to your device to play. To facilitate this connection, Cozmo acts as a Wi-Fi access point, connecting only to your device and not the internet. Since your device connects directly to Cozmo, you and Cozmo’s adventures are just between you.
Q: Having trouble connecting to Cozmo’s WiFi or seeing odd messages on your device?
For some specific details about connecting to Cozmo via WiFi and some potential messages you might see during this process, please refer to the article that’s most appropriate to your device:
More Advanced Questions
Q: How is Cozmo’s WiFi connection secured?
Cozmo secures communication between himself and your device on two levels. His WiFi network and conversations with the Cozmo app are both separately encrypted.
Q: Can you be a bit more specific about Cozmo's WiFi security?
Cozmo’s WiFi connection is protected by the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocol, a rather long pre-shared key, and a unique SSID for each Cozmo. This is a direct WiFi connection and does not involve the internet.
Q: Can Cozmo’s connection be negatively impacted by other devices?
While it’s possible for other devices like microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, baby monitors and digital cordless telephones to interfere with Cozmo’s WiFi connection, such devices would have to be relatively close to Cozmo or your device controlling Cozmo would have to be very far away from him to have any impact. If you do encounter situations that look like interference, please let us know so that we can investigate with you.
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