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Connecting Your Home Standby

Connecting Your Generac Generator is Quick and Easy!


Mobile Link Wi-Fi remote monitoring lets you monitor your home standby generator directly from your smartphone! Access important information such as current operating status, maintenance schedule, historical information, and more directly from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. The Mobile Link Wi-Fi device comes pre-installed on your Generac Guardian Series generator, just create your account on and connect your generator to your home Wi-Fi network.  Simply download the Mobile Link Setup app to quickly and easily connect your generator!

Before you connect your Generac generator:

  • Register your generator online here - This creates your Free Mobile Link Account (make a note of your e-mail and password - this will become your login)
  • Download the "Mobile Link Set-Up" app from the Google Play Store, or the Apple App Store
  • Have the generator's key available
  • Know the name of and password for the Wi-Fi network
  • Have a mobile device available (phone/tablet/laptop)
  • Check the signal strength at the generator (have a booster available if necessary)

Let's Get Started...

Prepare Your Generator for Connecting

  • Go to your generator with your key and open the lid to access your controller
  • On your controller, press "OFF" then "Escape" to access the Main Menu
  • On your controller, select "Setup Wi-Fi" and press "Enter"
  • The generator will display "Starting Wi-Fi" for a few moments
  • The generator will display "Setup Wi-Fi" again to confirm, select "Yes" then press "Enter"

Your controller should say "Setup Wi-Fi Now!"

Open the Mobile Link Setup App

  • Grab your smart device
  • Open the Mobile Link Setup App
  • Follow the steps in the app to connect



On The Mobile Link Setup App

Android users, please skip to Step 3.
Apple users, please start at Step 1.

1.  On Your Apple Device - Getting Started

(Apple Devices Only)

  • Open your phone's settings
  • Open your Wi-Fi settings



2. On Your Apple Device - Open the Wi-Fi Settings

(Apple Devices Only)

  • Make sure your Wi-Fi is turned on
  • Connect to the MLG Network (A message may appear saying under the MLG Network saying “Internet may not be available” – this message is expected, and is nothing to worry about.)
  • Go to your generator and select your language and press “Enter”. Then the control panel will display “Setup Wi-Fi”. Select “Yes” then press “Enter.”


3.  On Your Mobile Device - Connecting to Wi-Fi

  • The Control Panel will display “Connecting to Wi-Fi” for a few moments and then “Set To AP Mode.” Once “Setup Wi-Fi Now!” is displayed, your generator is ready to connect.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network.
  • Enter your password and click the white arrow.

4.  On Your Mobile Device & Your Generator - Receiving a Connected Message

  • Wait as your generator connects to your Wi-Fi network.
  • Once your phone says success you can either sign into your Mobile Link Account or Create An Account.


**If the Wi-Fi signal is less than 40% and there are communication issues, a booster may be recommended.  See our recommended booster or contact an Authorized Generac Dealer to purchase a compatible booster.**
**If you are using a booster, be sure to connect to the booster rather than your home Wi-Fi.**


Check your e-mail for your Free Mobile Link account information and log in to your Mobile Link Account!

Learn more about Mobile Link and upgrading to our Mobile Link Active Subscription and the features it offers!

  Sign In to Mobile Link
Now What

The Generac Promise


Peace of mind.

And the power to live.

The Generac Promise means that our 9 – 22 kilowatt Guardian® Series home backup generators will give you peace of mind and the power to live. It means that we engineer and build them here in America*. It means we stand behind them with a strong 5-year limited warranty. We promise to continue to innovate, like with our new Mobile Link™ WiFi monitoring system, so you’ll know the status of your generator, no matter where you are. And if you ever need to call, we’re standing by 24/7, every minute of every day, ready to pick up the phone right here in Wisconsin.

*Assembled in the USA using domestic and foreign parts.

We’ll back you up. We’re standing by. Count on it.