Pretty sure DoT is the problem. Although, to be clear, it is Wyze’s problem to fix.
I have switched over to Cloudflare’s IPv4 and IPv6 DNS servers without DoT and my Wyze devices are still working fine. The only difference between now and when no devices would connect was having DoT enabled.
I did share this with a troubleshooting email chat I’m having with Wyze but I have not heard back yet.
A few people on the reddit channel suggested summoning the great and powerful @WyzeGwendolyn
I had an issue with a domain being blocked on Cloudflare DNS and they told me to fill out this forum (https://report.teams.cloudflare.com/) to get the domain put in the right category so it is not blocked, a few days later the domain I was having issues with was unblocked, so I would recommend trying to find the domains wyze uses and add them in with this forum, I am currently using Cloudflare DNS and have no issues with the forums or the app but I also use the RTSP firmware on my camera’s
And sorry reading all of this, if the user is having problems connecting to the wyze app or wyze server using CloudFlare, how are the wyze cameras connecting to the wyze servers to upload videos etc., Are wyze cameras hardcoding some other DNS server?
If you are looking to speed up not only your Wyze cam response times, but radically remove and eliminate most ads, then I highly recommend the use of pi-hole.
Been running two instances for over a year and it made an immediate and noticeable impact to all activity that uses DNS. additionally my bandwidth utilization was reduced, and even resulted in additional benefits such as more stability for my development server and my RaspberryPi’s.
It is nice to have a local DNS for simple benefits like your local device name mappings, facilitated analysis and tracking of billable hours and detailed breakout for any clients, just a clean tidy little bundle.
I chose to run an instance on a $10 pi zero w, you can run it in a docker container on your home system or laptop, I even have an instance on some cloud servers that anyone can get free development credits and run for the benefits to be accessible externally without reliance or need to be on a local VPN tunnel.
I do have a VPN tunnel available as there is a nice bundle that will provide that package as well, but depending on your volume, I’d recommend a bit more horsepower such as a Pi 4, but UMMV.
Downside? None that I’ve encountered.
Upside? Faster performance in most tasks, global protection for any on your LAN, no need for any paid VPN, just a tight little solution…