Dual band routers

I recently got the eero mesh wifi system and now my cameras will not connect. I have deleted the cameras and reinstalled everything, reset the internet and started completely over. I even disconnected the 5ghz temporary and tried to set up cameras but as soon as the 5ghz kicks back on, they disconnect. I know people that have this system with no issues with wyze cams but it seems like they cannot stay connected to mesh wifi with only 1 ssid. Any help out there?

Can’t you change the 2.4 GHz Network to a different SSID name or set up a guest network on the 2.4 just for Your WYZE Stuff? I just have a simple router/modem and it had one SSID. I Changed both the 2.4 and the 5.0 SSID to the names everything was originally set up on.

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It sounds like the access point mesh system is very aggressively pushing (forcing) devices to go to 5GHz (or dual band). Check the settings for the band settings in the AP. If you see something about allowing 802.11b or 802.11n, you want to make sure that is enabled.

When I changed from one to two SSID I had to turn of something called Band Steering what ever that does…

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I will try the guest wifi tonight. On the router there is no way to choose 2.4 or 5 or have another SSID.

I keep harping on this in other posts, it could be the Wyze app causing problems. Many, many posts about different devices being unable to connect. Moving to an older app version seems to fix most issues.

Sadly it looks like eero stuck their head in the sand on this one… see below…


They think that having a single SSID for both bands is the “correct” mode. It goes by “Smart Connect” NO it is not, as you found out… sadly… how un smart it is! :slight_smile: :wink:

So your likely recourse is to junk the eeros to some thing that does support differing SSIDs per band…

I’ve been swapping out most of the AP’s and routers I had for TP-Link… the router defaults to this “Smart Connect” feature to try to negotiate the band… NO! I want anything with 5G which basically every thing but wyze on 5G. Period. I’ve been this way longer than most have had 5G stuff… I am actually on a war path to get 6G stuff totally for my own use… :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :wink:

I have a dedicated AP for 2.4 for my wyze net

I have a dedicated AP for my 5Ghz for my “media network”

All wired back to the router… on dedicated 1Gbs ports etc…

So the best advice I have is unfortunately based on the eero site, is they do NOT allow " ‘Smart’ Connect" to be disabled and set differing SSID’s…

I’d swap out the eero stuff… put on ebay or something…


Many have this… and it seems to go by “Smart Connect” on a lot of devices… its not so smart. :stuck_out_tongue:

The idea is that the router/AP would use various RF characteristics to determine if 5 or 2.4Ghz works better ie: faster, stable etc… meh… Think of it as “RF AI” gotta use the buzzword du jour/heur! :slight_smile: ;p