Its the Network ... I hear it often

For mesh networks with Pods, do Wyze devices remember the device they were last connected to with a good signal?
There are times when XB7/XB8 pods networks get confused and need a restart. Often afterwards it soemtimes takes hours for the devices inclduing Wyze devices to find their Pod or modem which was previously working well. I wait and wait until they finally reconnected and my Cams go back from SD to HD pcture quality.
I found these 2 great articles as to why this can happen…
Hopefully Wyze technical gurus are aware of this and set devices to remember so they an reconnect quickly…

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I have the Wyze Mesh Router Pro in a 3 node, wireless backhaul, single SSID, 3 band configuration.

The routers rarely need to be rebooted and when they do, all 60+ of my client devices (from many different ecosystems) are connected by the Mesh Network Optimization protocol to the band and node providing the strongest RSSI to the device. I rarely have to wait for more than 5 minutes for all devices to reconnect while all 3 nodes reboot.


Just adding a couple of related quotes to this thread subject.

In a recent AMA, one of the Wyze devs had this to say about connectivity and routers:

And here’s an earlier AMA statement from the VP of Product, Steve McIrvin:


thanks. Very helpful info.

As I read thru the posting I provided I also saw the challenges of the ISP modem/router provider with their pods and AI priorities trying to connect & reconnect.

as Wyze now has their own routers they can align their devices to their wifi network and also see some of the challenges of other network providers.


Hey Slab

Can you manually set/override the channel selections the auto ‘optimize network’ function makes to the 5Ghz & 2.4Ghz bands? The Tp-Link Deco line doesn’t offer the ability nor are they likely to, it appears from their forum posts.

Through manually using the black box ‘optimize network’ function and recording the changed channel results over time, I know where my channel sweet spot is (for cam performance) but can’t get back to it without mashing ‘optimize network’ repeatedly hoping the slot machine eventually returns :cherries::cherries::cherries:.

Why did I mash ‘optimize network’ when it was resting on the sweet spot? Rebooting the mesh (power loss) did it for me. :slight_smile:

From within the Wyze App Settings Management UI for the router, No.

However, since you are only configuring for the “sweet spot” for your Wyze Cam performance on the 2.4GHz Band, since that is where 99% of the devices reside, Yes. The HTML Administrative Access UI does have selections available for:

2.4 GHz:

5 GHz:

6 GHz:

  • Wireless Access Mode: 11axa Only

  • Bandwidth: Auto Only

  • Channel: Auto Only


Thanks, Slab. Interesting.

The Tp-Link Deco has a very spare HTML UI. Mostly informational.

Tells you which channels are in effect, without capacity to change them.

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Setting mesh roaming, assigning a node, and setting the frequency band were added to my Deco firmware on June 3rd I believe:

Highly recommend turning off mesh for stationary devices. It can cause more issues than it solves when the nodes attempt to lure an older device onto a better connection - I have some that just flat out lose their minds. It’s really just for smarter mobile tech like phones and tablets and whatnot. Give the network a break and disable the mesh optimizing for devices that never move and have great signal from one of your nodes. Obviously don’t assign everything to a satellite node and only leave a few things on the main node… You’ll get the lowest latency on the main node (snappier loading), but a more reliable network overall if the satellites are handling more devices so the main node has plenty of capacity to handle the routing work.

I don’t think setting the 2.4GHz/5GHz has any effect on single-band devices, but, can’t hurt I guess. Unless you try to force a 2.4 device to use the 5. lol.

Last suggestion: static IPs in the router, For Deco, you can set it up in More > Advanced > Address Reservation. In theory, reconnecting after a disconnect will be faster and more reliable, with less of an imbalanced load at first and less shuffling around to improve that later. Plus it cuts back on router overhead. Just have to remember if you get rid of a device or move it, you’ll have to manually clear out the settings you gave it,


Corresponds to my experience with Deco M9 Plus v2. :slight_smile:

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