Wi-Fi network requirements for Joan devices

Joan 6 and Joan 13 are thin client devices with low-power Wi-Fi modules that rely on an established Internet connection in order to operate. As such, it is crucial for the Wi-Fi network Joan is connected to, to be stable, strong, and for it to meet certain requirements:

Wi-Fi Standard and broadband frequency

Joan connects via the Wi­-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standard.

At the moment, Joan 6 and 13 devices support only the 2.4GHz network frequency, while the Joan 6 Pro supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz network frequency.

Supported encryption

Two types of Wi-Fi encryption are supported:

  1. WPA2-PSK encryption:
    • Standard WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption is supported, provided by any standard modern access point. Old WPA and TKIP are not supported due to security concerns
  2. WPA2-EAP encryption:
    • In these devices, WPA2-EAP is supported in addition to WPA2-PSK. The devices support TLS, TTLS, and PEAP methods. For PEAP and TTLS, the MSCHAPv2 inner method is supported. The connection certificates (supported length 4096 bytes) can be stored on the internal storage of a Joan device (uploaded in the .PEM format)

Open networks

Joan devices can also connect to Wi-Fi networks without encryption. 

It might happen that this network is hidden when choosing a specific network for your Joan device. In such cases, you will have to use the Joan Configurator and manually connect to the network. 

Instructions on how to manually connect to a Wi-Fi network can be found here

Supported Wi-Fi channels

Joan devices are able to connect to Wi-Fi channels spanning from 1 up to 11. 

While they cover the 1-11 channel specter, we highly advise setting your network to channels 1, 6, or 11 to ensure the highest performance and connectivity of Joan 6 and Joan 13 devices.

Joan still won’t connect to the Wi-Fi network

Does your network meet all these requirements, but your Joan device will still not connect to the network or has connectivity issues? Please visit this list of common problems and solutions.