Support 5GHz wifi band for Wyze Devices

And all for three channels :joy:

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It’s funny how everyone assumes changing the wireless chip to allow for 5Ghz is a slam dunk. Rewriting code, updating the boards, another model to have to keep up on firmware, etc.

Staff cost money, the time to think about the idea costs money, the planning costs money, the vendor of the chip wants money, you need a new Kickstarter to attempt to fund the change, compatibility testing to follow initial build (does it work on the same network as the old cams?) Redesign cause someone dropped peanut butter in the housing which caused the main SOC to overheat so better cooling is needed…

Simply put, adding 1 feature like an additional band to the existing build could require a whole redesign, which isn’t very cost effective for a company that charges such meager prices for the amazing equipment they’ve already delivered.

I’m in no hurry to change to a 5Ghz cam. Quite pleased with my setup of 3 networks and it’s a crowded neighborhood but I’ve got no issues with cameras, light bulbs, plugs, door lock, motion sensors… Yes I own each product outside the keypad for the door lock. (Early backer) only issue I ever had was the missing resistor for the SD card slot on 2 of my cameras which Wyze sent replacements ASAP.

Great company, great products, and you have my trust that I know you’re making the right decisions to give the best outcome from your products.

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Technology always changes faster than hardware, but hardware has to try to keep up… or die. Someone will offer a competing product that DOES take advantage of 5ghz, and WYZE then will have to scramble! Good luck…

I don’t have the money to buy my own modem, so having the Wyze Cams have 5g accessibility would be a huge help. I do understand why they are only compatible with the 2.4g connections, but having both would broaden horizons for more customers and higher satisfaction when it comes to personal preferences of your client base. In other words, it would optimize sales and current customer satisfaction.

Maybe I’m misreading this but this is confusing. You don’t have a modem?

How are you accessing things currently in regards to online access? Hotspot on your phone?

You would need a device for all of the cams to connect to for internet access to upload to the cloud, but you could still save locally but would have to remove the SD card and view it, or setup the devices to a hotspot and as that device came online you could then in theory use the app to view the recordings or watch in realtime.

With 2.4Ghz being a base frequency these days, and it broadcasts further than 5Ghz, it’s easy to understand why a lot of companies still include 2.4Ghz as pretty much everything in regards to networking will receive/transmit a 2.4Ghz broadcast.

I’m usually around 240KB/sec on my feeds which is quite sufficient at 2.4Ghz. Could be my network equipment, I did recently upgrade to Ubiquiti equipment for wired and wireless and have seen other significant improvements.

Need more clarification on what you mean with your initial post though…

Please support 5G for your devices. I get too much interference on 2.4ghz. 5Ghz is perfect on all my devices that can use it. My cameras often go off line with 2.4ghz


I have a modem through an internet company, so I can’t edit the settings on it. The company told me I’d need to purchase my own modem if I wanted to change these settings so the camera could access the 2.4GHz. That’s my dilemma.

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You don’t really need another modem to control your own WiFi. You could just add a WiFi access point. You can even use an old wireless router by turning off DHCP in the settings and connecting it to the existing router by using one of the LAN ports, rather than the WAN port.

Please support 5G for your devices. 2.4ghz is too congested in my area. I won’t be using my current cams nor purchase additional cameras (including the new Cam v3) until you support 5G wireless.

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I think 5ghz would be nice for congested networks, but it’s not a necessity. Especially if its main purpose would be to allow for 4K streams. A better idea for grabbing more detail on a 1080p stream would to simply incorporate an optical zoom lens or multi-lens system. I’ve linked to a thread below.

Thanks for the tip, Lonnie! I’ll definitely try that :slight_smile:

I have a mesh tplink X60abd have them set up as access points and my guest I have it named IOT24 and the main access point IOT5 and my is modem is 5 and 2.4. I just sign in my phone to the IOT24.

Wow this is still considered a WishList? Wyze is a joke.

What about more than one WiFi network capability in case one is not available?

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Of course the business side at Wyze is probably constantly asking, “But would existing customers be willing to replace their devices with newer dual-band models? Because if they won’t, then we lose.” Well, take it from this one longtime Wyze customer: I am definitely looking for 5 GHz hardware because my local situation makes 2.4 GHz painful. Even broke out the old RPi Zero W last weekend and right now shopping for a new dual band outdoor AP to swap in for the 2.4 GHz only model I installed only a few months ago – and believe me, I really don’t like climbing ladders.

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+1 my vote

I agree, I have occasional 2.4Ghz dropouts on my cameras, so having them be able to switch over to 5.0Ghz would help. My normal WiFi connections do this when I browse the internet so it should also be available in these Wyze cameras, I am sure I am not the only one that has experienced this issue. The present 2.4Ghz connection is not very stable.

I thing the all Wyze cameras should be compatible with both 2.4 and 5.0Ghz, because not all devices owned by all people have the ability to connect to both networks. If you have an older iPhone for example it will not be able to connect to 5g. I also think that it would be nice if the cameras could be viewed in OSX on the Mac, not just a smaller device such as a smart phone or iPad.

Due to the chips that are used, you are very unlikely to find a device that supports only 5 GHz and not also 2.4 GHz.

Even when you do find such a device, you can bet the hardware actually supports 2.4 GHz and it has been disabled in the firmware. (The last 5 GHz-only device I personally saw was a 5 GHz only access point that could be added to 2.4 GHz only routers, and that was years ago).

I was referring to the fact that the Wyze cams do not connect using 5Ghz, only 2.4Ghz. I would like to see them be able to connect using both because when my 2.4Ghz connection goes down the cameras stop operating, even though all of my other devices stay connected because they switch over automatically to the 5Ghz connection that my cable modem puts out. If the Wyze cams need a firmware update to achieve this function than it should be implemented, if not then that would mean having to purchase all new cameras in order for this to work, which is not ideal.