[POLL] Would you buy a Wyze WiFi Router? 💪

We declined “extended warranties” 20 or so years ago. Being an accountant, I started calculating the ROI and it was negative… :angry:

Yeah man, can’t say I enjoy doing brakes, but sheesh, I bought the parts for the Hyundai for $150, took me 2.5 hours [honestly] including clean-up, included new rotors and pads. I was quoted $500 with the emphasis “we don’t know until we get into it”. Calipers have great mark-up, quick to replace and one of those upsells they pad their numbers with. On the plus side, my ever lovely wife insists was celebrate the savings with a nice dinner out… :innocent:

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Would be great to see a slow down on new devices to fumigate the infestation of bugs on the existing portfolio.

Product quality has gone down the drain.


Wyze Router:
Your Router needs a Firmware Update to Work, We Are Sorry You Have No Internet to Perform This Update. Please Update Router with an Micro-SD card…LOL

Hey neighbor can I borrow your internet to get a firmware file to fix my internet… :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


To wives! And good dinners! And solid brakes! Wrought by one’s own hands! :slight_smile:

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Hey @pedrotek

How’s your camera connectivity? Good response time, fluid live video, does Group view well?

Have you upgraded from the ISP router?

C’mon @bryonhu, you know you want it, perversely maybe, but still… :wink:


Which current router would you ‘rebadge’ Wyze to hit a max $200 price point?

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I was using a ASUS Wifi Router that was T-Mobile Branded also. Back when they were giving them out Free when the iPhone 6 was released and it came with Wifi Calling. If you lived in a weak Cell Area, the Wifi Router and Wifi Calling was a Solution. The sad thing is you couldn’t download the normal ASUS firmware, only the custom one from T-Mobile. There hadn’t been an update in YEARS!!!

I just tossed it in the garbage as I upgraded to a Unifi Setup. That Includes a gateway and an AP (Wifi Access Point), with a second AP in the future when I can buy the one I want. Cable modem plugs into the Gateway, Gateway plugs into my 48 port switch. one of those ports plugs into the Unifi controller.

It’s like going from an All in One, which would be the ASUS or one of the many other Wifi Routers out there, to where it’s now its separate parts.

If I didn’t go this route and Wyze came out with their own Router, I’m not sure if I would buy it. It’s been 11 months and they still haven’t fixed their Headphones from crashing around the 20-minute mark. I refuse to buy anything else from them at this point in time.

The Wyze Cams I do have, work just fine. I have another V3 one here still in the Box. I’d like them to FIX what they’ve already released. They seem too busy just releasing more and more crap, and have no one left to fix their slightly older hardware which has been crashing since day 1.

When they have a Home Temp controller and a Sprinkler Controller along with these other devices all connected to Wifi, it does make sense for Wyze to take that next step with a Wifi Router. I’m going to assume they are working with another company, and it’ll just basically be a Wyze branded Router made by ASUS or whoever else with a Wyze Interface. Wyze has taken this route with some of its other hardware.


Hey @JBDragon

So this may be a bigger beast than one might think to wrestle to the ground. Can they do it? Burden would be on them to prove they can.

Can you see any justification whatsoever, business-wise, for them to have favored innovation (expanded features and new products) over the stability and performance of their core products, cams, and extant others?

It’s interesting, you’re a happy cam-er, but frustrated with the performance of their new stuff. Haven’t heard that… ever, on these boards, but I’m far from any Mod-style omniscience. :slight_smile:

V2, Pan and v3 are solid. No problems at all.

Doorbell v1 does have a few disconnects but nothing major. Router is very close to doorbell so signal shouldn’t be an issue, probably doorbell hardware isn’t as reliable as the cams.

Live view on doorbell has been 50/50. Not acceptable in my opinion. Live view on cams work perfectly.

I’m on Verizon at 200mbs speed. Don’t consume too much data so wyze devices should have all bandwidth needed.

Wyze is hurting themselves, forums are plagued with complaints and wyze isn’t responding.

Pair that with the dumb cringy marketing videos for new devices + the dude talking about the new money they got and how it saved the company and there is certainly a lack of alignment in their strategy.

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Nice. What level router are you using (with the OP descriptions as a guide)?

Do you buy whatsoever the scrambling-to-survive narrative for the current state of the biz?

I didn’t say I was happy with their cameras. I said they work and I haven’t had issues with them. But I do have a new V3 sitting right next to me still in its original box sealed up. I’m not happy with lack of Homekit support.

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ISP router. A Verizon g1100 I believe. A 30 dollar router.

I’m not sure of the operating model, they got some money injected but at this point I would think it’s hard for them to turn a profit. Supply chain is constrained, costs are going up and therefore retail prices we pay. Even their shipping charges look sketchy.

I don’t think there is a lot of people signed up on camplus service which is the only steady revenue stream they get. They need to keep launching new things, or jack up the price on existing stuff.

Unfortunately the existing stuff is not getting updates and creating bad publicity and the new money will be burnt.

Maybe they are waiting for a larger company to acquire them, say like ADT aquire them, spin off all the non security wyze stuff and integrates the cams to a low tier security monitoring package.

Ah, ok, a qualified “fine”, then. :slight_smile:

So an ISP router. Cool.

Interesting take.

I have a tough time getting the ‘view from space’, both of the company total, and how that resides in the global whole.

If they don’t have a ‘view from space’ they should get one. But I kinda expect they do.

But the jump zooms from macro to micro and back are likely a challenge, too. :slight_smile:

Amen Bruddah!!! :pray: Love the James Cagney video!

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$200 for a single consumer router is insane in my opinion (even from Costco). Decent home routers fell to the $20-$50 level years ago and there is no good reason they need to cost more than that. I’ve seen some 3 node mesh systems at the $80 level (don’t know if they’re any good).

The only question is finding the diamond in the rough like Wyze did with the first Xiaomi cameras.

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At that $20-$50 level, you aren’t likely to see many (if any) updates, and you certainly can’t count on bug-free and exploit-free coding of the firmware.

I’ve also seen the insides of some of those bargain models, and they aren’t designed to last. They typically cheap out on the heatsink implementation and cook themselves over time, especially with high utilization.

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If you were provided $10K and 30 days, do you think you could find it?  :ring:

(110M * .009% = ~10K … cheap!)


Buying them singly, the price hovered around $100 last year.

@spamoni sees TP-Link in his rear view mirror - a good place for it, maybe?



How much would doing heatsink right add to the cost of a bargain rig?

Literally talking about a slug of random metal with some fins molded…

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So, less than 110M? :slight_smile:


If heatsink cost is negligible…

Are these poorly cooled bargain routers a prime example of designed-in limited life?

If one designed-out the life/performance limiting features of an otherwise well-operating bargain router…

…would one then be gazing at that diamond in the rough?

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