It found my wifi but asks for password and my wifi is open, what do I put on password line?

It found my wifi but asks for password and my wifi is open, what do I put on password line?

Hello, longshot!

An open/unsecured wifi network won’t ask for a password, since one hasn’t been set. If your wifi is asking for one, then you might have to look for the password. Wifi with passwords are secured connections; depending on wifi router manufacturer, you can do this several ways:

  • if your wifi router came with an access key, connect the key (usually USB) to your computer and setup the key.
  • some routers will have the code printed on a sticker on the device itself. Check it out and see if you can locate it.
  • If you know the person who usually administers/handles the wifi connection/router, ask them for the password.

Hope this helps!

@Longshots

Wyze made the decision in the new app release not to allow connection to open wifi networks. Unless Wyze changes their minds on this, there are a couple of workarounds that can be used if you want to keep your base home network unsecured but also provide a secure network for the Wyze. One is free and the other has a small hardware cost. I realize these may not be suitable in all cases.

  1. Most wifi routers have the ability to have a separate guest network, often without password required. You could set this up with your existing SSID (so you don’t have to change any other devices) and also set up the primary network with WPA2 encryption.

  2. You could use a travel router as an intermediary device that will connect to your unsecured home network and bridge that over to a secure network accessible by the Wyze Cams. Complete instructions for that are here:

https://support.wyzecam.com/hc/en-us/search/click?data=BAh7CjoHaWRsKwiQxpPSUwA6CXR5cGVJIgxhcnRpY2xlBjoGRVQ6CHVybEkiYC9oYy9lbi11cy9hcnRpY2xlcy8zNjAwMTUxODU1NTItSG93LVRvLUNvbm5lY3QtV3l6ZS1DYW1zLVRvLVdpRmktTmV0d29ya3MtV2l0aC1Qb3J0YWwtUGFnZXMGOwdUOg5zZWFyY2hfaWRJIilkMjlkZjg4Zi00YTU2LTRhYTUtODlhZi05ZThhMzdlZDEyYzAGOwdGOglyYW5raQY%3D--d21dfa80e66d6b60f27cb5ef1a1cfba3d47dfd3a

Finally, there is a #roadmap topic about this asking Wyze to reconsider (link below). You can hop over there and vote for it. Be sure to click the VOTE button at the top.

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So I have to add a password to my guest SSID? I live in a remote area and find a password unnecessary and nobody’s going to park in front of my house and use it, so what is the risk?

No, you don’t have to have a password on your guest network. You only need a password on your primary network to which you connect the cameras. Your guest network can remain open.

I understand, whatever you’re logging into requires a password. In my case, I put a password on the guest network and everything else remains open. Because I’m not at risk to someone using my Wi-Fi, I prefer to have it open, it makes it easier for all the other devices in my home. Just seems kind of crazy to REQUIRE that people have a password protected WiFi.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :frowning:

All I can suggest is you hop over here and comment and vote. But keep in mind that it’s marked as “not likely”.

Just throwing this out there as it works for me updating old wise bulbs. Dont put in a password and continue. worked last night for an original cam pan that needed firmware update