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Connecting EV charger to my home wifi

Midbaz
On our wavelength

I currently have my Hub3.0 in Modem mode, with a Deco Mesh x20 system dotted around the house.  I'd highly recommend that btw.  Anyway, I recently had an Easee One Electric Vehicle charger point installed.  It connects via 4G but suggestion is that its better and more reliable (updates etc) if connected to wi-fi.  There is the nub.  It sees my network but when I put in the password it just clears the screen.  When searching 'help' on the Easee site there is info that I should 'enable outbound reports - TCP 8883 - MQTT (and three others), and 'the following URLs should not be blocked - https://api.easee.cloud/ (and three others).  

My questions are:

  1. Is it safe to do the above and if so,
  2. How do I do it?  I can't find anything in either the router settings or the Deco app which would allow me to follow the instruction.

Thoughts and guidance would be gratefully received.

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Client62
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when I put in the password it just clears the screen - focus on this step first.

Does that mean the password is rejected or the password has been accepted ?

Your router may have a menu listing list of the connected devices, check to see if the Easee One EV charger has connected to the Wi-Fi. Via DHCP it should have an IP allocated. 

Until a Wi-Fi connection is reliably established, the question of outgoing ports & URLs does not begin to concern us.

https://support.easee.com/hc/en-gb/articles/6845486573585-WiFi-Connections

https://www.tp-link.com/uk/home-networking/deco/deco-x20/

From reading the notes above, the charger requires 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and does not support Wi-Fi 6, we have seen increasing reports of 2.4GHz devices not connecting to the Hub 5's Wi-Fi 6 / 802.11ax.   The Deco Mesh x20 is also a Wi-Fi 6 / 802.11ax device.

Perhaps the Deco allows 'ax' mode to be disabled on 2.4GHz.  
Perhaps the Deco allows WPA3-SAE to be disabled on 2.4GHz.

Midbaz
On our wavelength

Hi client62

the Easee app searches for networks and finds mine. I enter the password and submit. It says ‘connecting to ….’ For a couple of seconds then wipes straight back to the Home Screen. 

The Deco app shows all connected devices and the Easee isn’t one of them.