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Mi Router 3C

[Tips] Setup Mi Router 3C with Mi Wi-Fi App in No Time

2017-05-16 05:15:31
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Hello Mi Fans!
Mi India just unveiled it's Mi Router 3C with 4 HG antennas for a super sharp stable signal presence and with many market leading features at a jaw dropping price of Rs. 1199/-.

Although configuring Mi Router 3C is pretty simple task with it's intuitive setup procedure, but if you still need a helping hand then check this guide. This guide intends to serve a reference for setting up a new Mi router for the first time via Mi Wi-Fi app, do note that same can be accomplished via WebUI too.

Step 1
  • Download and Install the Mi Wi-Fi app from this link or scan this QR code.
  • Plug in the MI Router and give it a required internet connection to it's WAN Port (blue one with internet written over) via network cable (RJ45), and wait till the status LED goes blue indicating you are good to go now.

Step 2
  • Turn on Wi-Fi in phone, connect to the Wi-Fi nework with a name leading Xiaomi_XXXX
  • Open the app, select the option "set up a new router"

Step 3
It will detect the connection of WAN and load the page like this below:

A) For PPPoE Connection
  • If your internet connection type is PPPoE (confirm with your ISP) then click the option at the end of the page called "Dial Up access" & input the username and password.
  • Fill in the required information & click "Next"

Importing Authentication Credentials from Old Router:
  • You can import ISP settings, username & password from the existing router by clicking "Import ISP settings & password from existing router" button.
  • You will need one extra network (RJ45) cable, connect the one end to MI router LAN port & other end to WAN port of old router, as depicted in the image, keeping rest setup as is and both routers powered on. Click "connected, preparing to import" button

B) For DHCP LAN / Wi-Fi CPE LAN / Login Page Based Connection
  • If your internet connection is one of the above said type then local IP will be assigned to your router automatically upon connecting router's WAN to internet via network cable, but you will be required to authenticate yourself for internet session on ISP login page with ISP given credentials.

Note: Depending on the network type options & order might slightly differ.

Step 4
  • Click next and setup Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and password.
  • If you want to keep router's WebUI Access password different from the Wi-Fi network password then uncheck "set as admin password as well" & set a new one, click finish.

Note: It is strongly recommended to keep WebUI admin password different from Wi-Fi network password in order to keep the connected clients away from making any changes in settings.

Step 5
  • Click finish and router will drop the connection to apply the new settings, you will have to connect to the Wi-Fi access point manually.
  • The required password to connect to the network now will be the one we set in previous step.

Step 6
  • It will present you an option to sign in to your exisiting Mi account, click sign in to connect to it.
  • If you want to switch to the another account or want to create the new one then click 'switch account' and proceed accordingly.

Note: Before you click "sign in" you must have internet connection so if your ISP requires you to sign in then login in to the ISP page

Step 7
  • Tha't it! You can connect your devices to the network now via password & also using WPS.

There might be settings which you might want to change after, explore Mi Wi-Fi app for more router management features located in different tabs or you can explore them on WebUI too.

Official Guides
Why Mi account is necessary & what are the benefits of pairing Mi router to it?
Pairing Mi router with Mi account gives you seamless access & control over Mi router via Mi Wi-Fi app, more importantly from any kind of internet connection. You can manage your router & connected clients with powerful inbuilt features.

How do I determine my ISP network type?
Although Mi router will automatically detect your network type but if you are still having issues then you can call your internet service provider and ask for assistance on network type and related settings.

What are the benefits of keeping different network password and admin password?
Admin password is required to change the router's settings from WebUI, if you keep both the same then connected clients can chnage the router's settings by simply login to admin page and hence we recommend you to keep both different. Still if you wish to keep both the same and want to restrict the access to particular devices then WebUI offers it, do check it.

I don't want enter credentials repeatedely to the login page of ISP, any way to bypass?
If your ISP wants you to authenticate using credentials for each session and you want to bypass it then you might want to check your options for alternate login options based on MAC address, consult with your ISP for availability of such alternatives.

How do I clone my old router's MAC to Mi router, if needed?
You can change your Mi router's MAC address to something else when needed, login to admin page or and check under settings - network - MAC address.

What if I want to setup my router as wireless/wired repeater?
When setting up your mi router for the first time, you will be given option to select or you can even change it after from app settings - network - internet mode - switching modes

How do I add my WPS devices / Mi smart home devices to the network?
Click on add device on the main screen of the app after setting up router and follow the onscreen procedure.

How do I turn off the status LED?
Open Mi Wi-Fi app and go to settings - hardware & system

How do I reset my router settings to factory settings?
press & hold the reset switch located behind the router until the light turns yellow on front or you can accomplish that via Mi Wi-Fi App too.

I am not able to load WebUI while I connected router as repeater?
If you set your router as repeater then WebUI won't load which is perfectly normal because of the subnet differences.

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Semi Pro Bunny

Navjot Mak | from Redmi Note 3



Your problem had been solved in group, if I'm not wrong

Well my connection was static IP so what i did is i connect the internet wire to my mi router 3c and also reset it.
Then i switch on both routers connect my mobile with the old router and open its admin​ page in chrome. And i connect mi router to PC and open its admin page(not mi wifi app).
After that in network setting i chose static IP address manually. And then from my old router admin page i copied my IP address, subnet mask, gateway, DNS.
After that i was able to access my ISP login page but was not able to login showing the error of" MAC mismatch" so i called up my ISP and told them about it and then he removed that error from his side, i asked about what he did but he wasn't able explain me.
But in the end everything is working great.
Note: i didn't import settings from old router, i have to configure it manually.
And also you can do that in the app but app is still buggy and sometime internet modes option didn't show up. I prefer if you are setting manually then do that on web and after that use app for managing it.
2017-05-19 02:12:00

MIUI Beta Tester

Ravi_ | from mobile


Thanx for the sharing valuable information
2017-05-16 13:25:56
**I love Mi community India**

Master Bunny

Sanuj Bhatia | from mobile


Thanks! :D
2017-05-16 23:12:26

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Master Bunny

sundarraj.23 | from app


how about the performance. i heard 3c is average lvl router, not a best. I seen many live videos about testing the device with other routers, 3c looks lagging for its cost.
2017-05-16 23:13:13
Thanks for tutorial
2017-05-16 23:14:11

Rookie Bunny

Jit Rajput | from Redmi 3S


that's great router
2017-05-16 23:21:49

Pro Bunny

Naman242 | from MI MAX


I have Also Mi Router 3 that import from China. Thanks To God that it has English Version 2.10.31 . I have Already know the step and Than I Apply my ISP Setting and than Connect my All Device to my new Mi Router 3. i.e Xiaomi BC_32.

In this Router I get Two Antenna of 2.4 GHz and Two Antenna of 5.0 GHz .

So this is Beneficial that I can connect 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz at the Same Time.

In my Router I can connect 126 device at the Same Time and In Mi Router 3C you can connect only 64 device.

You know that Indian Marriage has many People. I have Use my Mi Router 3 in Someone marriage about 98 people are Connected to my Mi Router 3 at the Same Time

2017-05-16 23:24:58

Master Bunny

Bhaskar07 | from Mi 4i


thanks bro for informing ,I need this
2017-05-16 23:25:03
2017-05-16 23:33:43

Mi Comm Developer

nameyuxiang | from Mi Note 2


2017-05-16 23:35:12

Master Bunny

HD Harshal | from Redmi Note 4


Excellent information hope it will work flawlessly
2017-05-16 23:36:59
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