I just got my WyzeCam V2 about a week ago, but am having trouble connecting it to my wifi. A bit of background on this.
My network setup is: Ubiquiti EdgeRouter4 → 3 seperate UAP-AC-Lite’s. One AP is at each end of my house and the 3rd is in my detached garage. I have 3 seperate VLANs: Home (computers, phones, etc.), IoT (Home automation, Foscams, Rokus, Google Homes, Ring cameras, etc…and now WyzeCam, and Guest.
Each VLAN has its own SSID which is also dual 5/2.4 Ghz. I have about 45 devices on the network, all work perfectly. Broadcast power on all APs is set pretty low so that there is not excessive overlap between access points. Also, each AP is on a different channel. For 2.4 Ghz, this is 1, 6 and 11. Channel scan shows them each on the right channel for the least amount of interference.
When I try to connect to any of the three SSIDs, setup never completes. It scans the code OK, but eventually says the network wasn’t found. I can see it connected on my Unifi controller (99% / -30 dBm), and it pulls an IP OK, but it just won’t register as connected.
As part of troubleshooting which included downgrading firmware, a lot of reboots of the camera, access points, router, etc., I found that if I create a new SSID and only enable it on one of three APs, then setup completes properly. This is true on any of the VLANs/subnets. To summarize, the ONLY difference between the new SSID and existing is that there is only one AP broadcasting it, regardless of the fact that the other 2 are very weak signals in that location. To test this further, I then unplugged 2 of the APs and went through wifi setup again with a normal SSID and it completed setup right away and streaming worked fine. When I plug the other APs back in, I can’t connect to the camera via the app any more. The Unifi controller still shows it connected to the same AP and the signal quality is excellent.
To take it a little further, I tried the Dafang mod, input my normal SSID and it connected properly right away, streamed properly, etc. no matter where in my house or garage I plugged it in. I’ve used Wifi heat map apps and other scans and am 100% confident this is not an interference, overlap, or other wifi issue, but purely a software issue.
This isn’t a huge deal since I can create an extra SSID, attach it to a VLAN, and hide it, but its not ideal in any way. Every one of my other 45 devices can connect quickly to any AP and roam between them with no issues. Wyze Cam is the only problem and its only on stock firmware.
If there is anything else I can provide to help track this software issue down, please let me know.