How to Connect Wyze Camera to Wi-Fi?

Last updated on April 13th, 2024

Every smart home device requires a Wi-Fi network to function. You connect the device to Wi-Fi, which then integrates it into your home network. Security cameras are no exception. One such camera system is the Wyze camera. You can install it around your house and outdoors to get complete surveillance.

You’ll need to connect Wyze camera to Wi-Fi so that it can be used with other smart devices in your home. We will walk you through the entire process in this article.

Connecting Wyze camera to Wi-Fi

Connecting Wyze camera to Wi-Fi
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Note: No matter which Wyze camera you own, the procedure is almost the same, with just a few minor differences.

To connect the cam to Wi-Fi, you need to go through the entire set-up procedure. The connecting part is a part of that process. But you cannot just skip to the Wi-Fi part without doing the other steps. We will discuss everything in detail in this section.

Creating Wyze account

But first, you need to download the Wyze app and create your account.

Step 1: Download and install the Wyze app from the Play Store or App Store.

Step 2: Open the app and create your account by adding your email address and setting a password.

Step 3: Enter the verification code that you have received in your email.

And when that is verified, you have successfully created a Wyze account. Once that is done, you can begin by following the steps below.

Connecting Wyze camera

Connecting Wyze cam to Wi-Fi
Connecting Wyze cam to Wi-Fi

Step 1: Open the Wyze app and click on the ‘+ New Device’ button in the middle of the screen.

Step 2: Select ‘Wyze Camera’ from the list of Wyze devices.

Step 3: Plug the cam into a power source and flip on the power switch if there is one. When a yellow indicator light shows up, you know the device is powered on.

Step 4: Locate the setup button on the cam.

Step 5: Press and hold the setup button until you hear a ‘Ready to Connect’ voice message from the cam.

Step 6: Once you hear the voice message, click on the ‘Next’ button in the app.

Step 7: Now comes the Wi-Fi connection. Select your Wi-Fi network from the list. Make sure that you are selecting the 2.4 GHz band and not the 5 GHz one.

Step 8: Enter the correct password and then click on ‘Next’.

You have successfully connected your camera to Wi-Fi. All that is left is a single step.

Step 9: A QR code will appear on the app. Scan this code using your Wyze camera. You’ll hear a voice message ‘QR Code Scanned. Please wait.’. You must press the button on the app with the same message.

The Wyze cam will finish the rest of the setup on its own.

Problems encountered in this process

The above-mentioned process is pretty simple. Anyone can do it. But the trickiest part is if you encounter a problem during the process. This ideally shouldn’t happen. But we know how tech works. Just so you are prepared for everything, we are highlighting a few of the commonly occurring problems while connecting a Wyze camera to Wi-Fi.

  1. You only see a 5 GHz Wi-Fi band in the available networks.
  2. The Wi-Fi connection was interrupted due to the wrong password.
  3. Connection timed out during the setup.
  4. The Wyze cam is not scanning the QR code.

Case 1:

In the first case, you need to switch the Wi-Fi band from your router settings. Select the 2.4 GHz band in the settings instead of 5 GHz, and you should be good to go. You can open the router settings in any web browser just by entering your router’s IP address. (You will find the IP address on the base of your router.)

Case 2:

In the second case, ensure that you are entering the correct password. Check if you have entered all the characters. And properly use capital and small alphabets where necessary. If you change the Wi-Fi password later, you need to change the Wi-Fi network on your camera.

Case 3:

In the third case, we believe the connection could be timed out because of firewall, MAC filtering, or WPA settings. These are advanced troubleshooting methods that you can access only through your ISP portal. To access the portal, type your router’s IP address in any web browser and log in using your password.

Case 4:

In the fourth case, there’s usually no problem with the code. It’s the way you are holding your devices. Try to move the two devices farther from one another and pause to see when it connects. Or maybe you have a glare of light on the screen, which is preventing the cam from reading the code.

Slightly change the angle of your mobile and see what works best. Changing the position and the angle should work.

Benefits of connecting your camera to Wi-Fi

Many people ask us if Wi-Fi is really necessary to use Wyze cameras. The answer is no. You can use them even without an internet connection, as it has a local video storage option. But in order to set up your cam, you will need a Wi-Fi connection. You cannot do it with your mobile hotspot – you need a local network.

That does not mean that you will set up your camera using your neighbor’s Wi-Fi. Because that will only integrate your camera into their system, they could have complete access to your private data. So, you need to connect them to your own network.

Let’s look at some of the other benefits of connecting Wyze cams to a local network.

  • You receive motion alerts for all the recorded videos.
  • You can access the live feed from your cam.
  • You can watch live videos from your Wyze camera on a PC or a TV.
  • You can keep a lookout for your house from any remote location.
  • You can change the camera settings from anywhere.
  • You receive other notifications like no internet connection or any other issue with the cam.
  • You can connect it to home assistants like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple Homekit.

Seeing the immense benefits, it is ideal that you keep your cams connected to the network.

Conclusion

Connecting the Wyze camera to Wi-Fi is a part of the setup procedure. Even though the cam can work on temporary internet downtime, it requires high-speed internet during the setup. The most important part is that you select the right network and enter the correct password.

If you face any of the above issues during the process, just try to troubleshoot them as suggested. If you aren’t able to figure it out, contact Wyze Support for additional help.

FAQs

Can a Wyze camera connect to a public Wi-Fi network?

Yes, a Wyze camera can connect to a public Wi-Fi network. But we advise you not to do that. This brings your cam to security risks, and any device connected to the same network can gain access to your device.

Can anyone access my Wyze camera?

No, anyone randomly cannot connect to your Wyze camera. Only the people you share your Wyze account login credentials with can have access to the cam.

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