Which WiFi router best for Wyze cams?

I need to buy a new WiFi router to replace my Netgear WNDR4300. I guess there are certain WiFi routers that work better with Wyze cams than others for some odd reason… at least, I have read some conversations in this forum where people have reported connectivity problems and have been told that it’s probably the fault of their router and not the cam.

All of my Wyze cams were purchased this year (spent a LOT of money on Wyze stuff to decidedly mixed results) and have the latest released firmware. None are more than 30 feet away from the WiFi router although a future installation could be as much as 50 feet away.

So, since I need to buy a new router anyway, which one is the best and most compatible to use with up to 6 assorted Wyze cams?


You certainly are opening up Pandora’s Box here.

I have been on 3 different routers since starting up with Wyze gear. Started with an older Netgear router and a small handful of cams. Experienced offline cams. Upgraded to a TP-Link Archer A6 AC1200, added a bunch of cams, and still experienced offline cams. Added AC1200 Range Extenders, added some more cams, and still experienced offline cams. Tried EoP extenders with catastrophic results.

Then I upgraded to the Wyze Mesh Router Pro, 3 nodes, with the hope that their claim to have designed the router for Wyze gear would help.

It did. I have added more cams and haven’t experienced an offline cam since.


I can only speak to my experience and the routers I have and would use:

  • Wyze Mesh Pro - currently in place and have had no issues with any camera streaming, wyze device access, or even notifications.

  • Wyze Mesh Standard - used it until the pro’s came out. No issues at all with these.

  • ASUS ZenWiFi XT8 - Used prior to the Mesh above. These corrected my streaming issues when I used the TPLink Deco setup.

My Issue Routers were: TPLink Deco P7, Deco X30, and Deco X60. Some have said the newer models seem to work without issues. But I have not tested those.

Thanks, guys.

I have over $500 invested in Wyze products and performance has been marginal at best, and pretty poor overall. I really hate to shovel even more money into Wyze products but I guess it makes some perverted kind of sense that Wyze cams are set up to work best with Wyze routers even though it’s all WiFi, a mature technology, and should Just Work… so OK, it is what it is.

(Odd that they make such a big deal out of 5 GHz and 6 GHz coverage with their mesh routers and yet all their cameras I’ve seen so far are limited to 2.4 GHz.)

Maybe I’ll try the ASUS. I’ve had decent success with ASUS products in the past.

Meanwhile, anyone else have good success with non-Wyze routers?


Yea, the New Battery Cam Pro and Floodlight Pro can connect using 5G. the ^ghz band also allows for other devices which works with 6Ghz and the Wireless backhaul if used.

Let us know what you decide on.

I have ASUS RT-AX86U and it’s been working quite well for zoom meetings (first priority for us) and Wyze Cams (second priority). I haven’t had any Wyze Cams go offline in months.

I did have a handful of events that only uploaded a still image, but otherwise no issues.

Well, it appears that ASUS is mighty proud of their ZenWiFi XT8 at $200++. (EDIT: maybe that’s not so bad, been a while since I priced these things…)

As for the Wyze routers, it appears from Amazon reviews that several users have had problems with the router overheating and dropping connections.

There is also one review on the Wyze website that reports overheating and then dropping connections. Wyze’s response was essentially “it shouldn’t do that” and “a hot bottom is normal” followed by lengthy instructions for contacting Support and a 1-year warranty statement. These are all good to know but don’t really solve the problem.

Anybody here have any problems with overheating and shutdown?

I have had mine since they came out. They do get a bit warm, or hot, but never had an issue with it dropping out. The Heat Sync on the Pro is on the bottom, so I elevate it to make sure you get proper air flow.

Some have purchased a 3D printed stand for elevation, which I did. Others have purchased a similar stand which included a fan. They plugged that into the USB port on the back of the router pro.

However, before I had the stand and while I had the stand, I never had an issue with the router dropping connection.

I have Verizon FiOS as my provider and plug the ONT directly into the Router.

Here are the links to the stands:

Thing files for Wyze Wi-Fi 6E Router Pro - Cooling Stand by bstewart74 - Thingiverse

Wyze Mesh router Pro Stand by Slrager1 - Thingiverse

Some have purchased a 3D printed stand for elevation, which
I did. Others have purchased a similar stand which included a fan.

Thanks, spamoni4. It says a lot about Wyze’s systems and packaging design skills that such a device would even be needed, but it’s good to know it’s available.

Would you have a link to a user manual for the mesh router pro that I can download? I’ve been going back and forth with their chatbot for the last 20 minutes or so and can’t get it to give me anything useful… best I can find is a quick start guide and haven’t found a way to actually download it as a PDF. Some of the reviews I’ve read report seriously limited configuration capabilities and I’d like to be sure it will do what I need before purchase.

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they don’t have much of a user manual as it is simplistic to setup and use. But I will see what I can find for you


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I use a Netgear R7000 running Fresh Tomato as my router and primary access point , and 2 Linksys E1200 routers running DD-WRT in AP mode as access points. Each access point is assigned one of the 3 non overlapping NA 2.4G channels (1, 6, 11)

I don’t generally have any issues with any of my smart devices going offline, except the thermostat. The access points are spread throughout the house, with one in the attic, one on the main floor, and one in the basement.

A brand not many have heard of is Tenda. After many problems with my cameras, an IT acquaintance recommended this brand.
I have a Tenda AC23 router. It has been rock solid. My networking knowledge is right above ‘knows enough to be dangerous’
And the router is less than $60.00 on Amazon


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Thanks, SlabSlayer, for the link to the user documentation. So far it seems rather limited and HIGHLY dependent on the Wyze app.

There is one thing I need, and it’s a hard requirement (can’t use a router that won’t do this): must be able to “reserve” IP addresses so that devices pick up the same IP number every time from the router’s DHCP server. I need this for networked devices not related to Wyze. Can that be done? So far I don’t see a way.

I normally like to use my own cable modem and WiFi access point but Comcast gave my a deal on their XB7 gateway. There is a newer version (XB8), but I figure if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The XB7 works great with my v3 cameras and everything else I have on the Internet.

I have been openly critical of this fact since begining to use them. The Wyze App UI and the Browser UI are NOT designed for even the entry level advanced user. I believe these are designed for the basic plug and play consumer so the advanced controls and granular settings just aren’t there. Imagine driving a Formula One Hypercar flat out with Bumper Car controls. Performance is great, control not so much.

Yes. Static IP DHCP Reservations are a function of both Wyze Mesh Routers

That is the first entry in the FAQ list:

This was posted in another topic, but it is relevant here. Deserves consideration.

Running 4 Deco XE75 in AP mode with FIOS and wired backhaul with no issues at all. They have a IoT option that you can put all IoT devices on in addition to your main network and guest network. It is supposed to keep any compromised device from accessing your main network. The wired backhaul is a must for max speed.

Everything in the house from lights, fans, thermostat, doorlock, garage, wyze cams, bosma cams, tplink cams, tv’s, firesticks, and aidot cams have no issues. Each connected device you can set to auto or manually select which AP it connects to. Auto is the way to go as the mesh checks which AP provides the best connection to the device and will steer it where it needs to go.

My Eero 6 Pro mesh system has been rock solid. MUCH better consistency than my old Nest Mesh system. I have about ten cameras in the house (2400sqft across 4 stories, using a 6 Pro on each floor) plus dozens of other devices including a Nest wired doorbell

Well, that’s just messed up unless they * every cam product page that it doesn’t work well on anything but their own networking gear lol. I don’t think that’s the way it has been.