Add Wyze Camera to New Wi-Fi Network (in 7 Easy Steps)

Last updated on April 17th, 2024

Wyze cameras are smart security systems that you need to connect to your home Wi-Fi network. They can work without an internet connection if you have installed an SD card and enabled offline working from the app. But you need a Wi-Fi connection to set them up and get access to the cam data remotely.

And when you change the Wi-Fi in your house, you also need to reconnect all your smart home devices to it. Wyze security cameras are no exception. In this article, we will discuss in detail when and how to connect a Wyze camera to a new Wi-Fi connection.

When to change the Wi-Fi network of the Wyze camera?

Normally, you keep your security cameras connected to the same Wi-Fi network. But there are some unavoidable circumstances where you have to switch the network of your cam. Even if you change the password or the name of your current Wi-Fi network, you will have to reconnect your Wyze cameras. They won’t recognize these changed network settings.

When you install a new router from the same ISP, you have to change the Wi-Fi in your Wyze cameras. Some information on the internet suggests that if you keep the name and password of the new router the same as the old one, your cam will connect to it automatically. Let us make it loud and clear – it will not connect. That information is completely incorrect. The new router has a different IP address than your old one. So, even with the same credentials as the old network, this new device won’t be recognized by your Wyze camera.

Undoubtedly, when you completely switch to a different ISP, your entire Wi-Fi setup will be changed. The new ISP will install new material and wiring. In this case, you must change your security cams’ Wi-Fi.

If any of these instances apply to you, read along to find out what’s the easiest way to switch the Wi-Fi network on your Wyze cameras.

Add the camera to a new Wi-Fi network

You need to go through the camera connecting process again, even if you want to add Wyze camera to new Wi-Fi network. This is one of the worst issues with Wyze cameras. The company should soon do something to make this a smoother process. But until then, we have to follow the whole procedure. And this is how you do it:

Step 1: Open the Wyze app and click on the three dots in the top right corner.

Step 2: Click on the ‘+’ sign and then on the ‘Add Device’ option.

Step 3: Select ‘Wyze camera’ from the list of Wyze devices.

Step 4: Ensure your cam is powered on and into the setup mode. If you aren’t sure about the selected mode, press and hold the setup button until you hear a ‘Ready to Connect’ voice message.

Adding a new device to the app
Adding a new device to the app

Step 5: Click on ‘Next’ when you hear the voice message.

Step 6: Select your Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks and log in using the correct password.

Step 7: On clicking the ‘Next’ button, you’ll find a QR code on the screen. Scan this QR code using your Wyze camera.

Switching the Wi-Fi network
Switching the Wi-fi network

And you are done changing the Wi-Fi on your Wyze camera. All the previous data from this camera will be automatically merged with the new data. The system will recognize duplicate cameras on its own and merge them without any further commands from your end. All your customized settings from the previous connection will be added to this new connection.

You must be wondering if the same procedure applies to all the Wyze cameras. It is the same for most Wyze cameras, including Wyze Cam v1, v2, v3, and Wyze Cam Pan v1/v2. But there is one exception – Wyze Cam Outdoor.

Changing Wi-Fi Network on Wyze Outdoor Camera

Wyze outdoor camera
Wyze outdoor camera

The Wyze Outdoor cam has a slightly different approach when it comes to changing the Wi-Fi. In the previous section, we learned that data from the previous setup is automatically merged with the new setup when the app recognizes duplicate cameras. But that isn’t true with Wyze Cam Outdoor.

So, you need to first remove the cam from the app and then add it again using the new Wi-Fi network. It’s just a slight change from the previous procedure. So, if you have a Wyze Outdoor cam and you want to change the Wi-Fi network, here is how you will do it:

Step 1: Open the Wyze app and select your Outdoor Camera.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Settings’ icon and go to ‘Device Settings’.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the ‘Delete Device’ option and click on it. Your Wyze Cam Outdoor will be removed from the app with all its data, and custom settings will be reset to default.

Step 4: Now, follow the Setup process as if you are setting up a new device. Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.

Step 5: Follow steps 2 to 7 from the above-mentioned procedure to change Wi-Fi on all other Wyze cameras except the Wyze Cam Outdoor.

Once the QR code is successfully scanned, your Outdoor cam is connected to the new Wi-Fi. If you face any issues during the setup, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help.

Conclusion

To connect your Wyze devices to a new Wi-Fi, you need to do the setup process all over again. And you need to do that individually for each camera. This is a boring job, and it will take a lot of time if you have multiple Wyze cameras.

But, unfortunately, we don’t have a way around this. Wyze has yet to come up with a more efficient way to change the Wi-Fi settings on its devices. Until then, follow the above-given steps carefully. And don’t forget to check the model name on your device.

FAQs

Can Wyze cameras be on different Wi-Fi networks?

No, Wyze cameras cannot be on different Wi-Fi networks if you want to use them using the same app.

Does Wyze work with 5GHz Wi-Fi?

No, Wyze cameras can only connect to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi. So while you are setting up a new Wi-Fi connection, make sure to select the 2.4 GHz band and not the 5 GHz one.

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