How to connect Smart Plugs i.e TP-LINK

Note: If you wish for your Smart Plug to be controlled over the wireless network, or link up with another device such as your Amazon Dot, Google Home, etc., you will need to have 4Network enabled on your account. 4Network is part of the 4Connect-Plus add-on.  If you don’t already own the 4Connect-Plus add-on, please follow the instructions to purchase this here.

Some plugs are controlled through an application over the internet, rather than the local network. If this is the case, you may not require 4Network. Please speak to the manufacturer, if you are unsure how these plug applications operate.


For the smoothest setup experience, please follow our guide before powering on your new Smart Plug.


Finding your Smart Plug’s MAC Address

If you wish to connect your smart plug to the wireless network, you will need to add the MAC address of the plug to your account.

The MAC address is usually printed on the device itself. However, if this is not the case, please speak to the manufacturer or consult the device manual for guidance.


Adding your Smart Plug Device to your Account

Next, go to myaccount.ask4.com and log in to your ASK4 account.

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If you don’t already own the 4Connect-Plus add-on, please follow the instructions to purchase this here.

Now to confirm 4Network is enabled, go to “Manage My Devices”

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From here, click the slider switch to enable 4Network.

a. Disabled:

4Network Disabled

b. Enabled

4Network Enabled

Now we just need to add your Smart Plug to your account by clicking the blue Add New Device button.

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Now enter a name and the MAC Address we took earlier, then click Add New Device.

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Connecting your Smart Plug to ASK4

You’re now ready to power up your device and connect it to the network. Follow the instructions that came with your device to complete the setup.