Hi there I’m posting this after a long week of researching in this forum as well as trial and error about this issue and other similar connectivity problems.
I recently purchased 3 Wyze Cam outdoor - starter bundles, each comes with a base station.
I could never complete successfully the setup of any of the three base stations. Here is what happened every time with all of them:
connected the base station directly to the router (Deco X60)
powered the base station
light indicator went from orange to flashing blue
waited for the solid blue light
expected: light indicator stays solid blue
actual result: the light became solid blue for about 10 seconds and then went back to flashing blue, the base station could not be found by the Wyze app
What I have tried
Made sure to not have any active firewall or VPN
Disable other Deco routers in the home to make sure it could connect to only one router
Disabled 5GHz connection in the router
Disabled security options in the router
Disabled Beamforming feature in the router
Disabled Fast Roaming feature in the router
Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.255, I don’t have any other .200 subnet mask
Tried to manually update the firmware to the July version as recommended here
Tried the Wi-Fi setup with QR code but the only Wyze wifi option I found required a password
Tried all of this with each of the three base stations to rule out any hardware specific problem.
The other router
After a week have passed trying all sort of suggestions I have found in this forum I gave up and brought the Cameras back to my other home. There I do not have the Deco X60 router instead I have a TP-Link Archer C5.
To my surprise all three base stations worked right on the first try. Solid blue, no issues.
Is there any configuration I’m missing on my Deco X60 routers? Anyone here happen to have the same router and Outdoor cameras working fine?
I notice one thing that may or may not have an impact.
That’s an unusual subnet mask, 255.255.255.255. It essentially puts every device inside its own subnet, forcing them to communicate with the router before communicating with any other device. At a minimum, that can’t be efficient.
Can you try a more conventional subnet mask like 255.255.255.0? That would put all 254 device addresses on your network into the subnet, allowing device-to-device communication without being forced to go thru the router.
We also had a person this week use an old app to try to add the Base station, and failed until they updated the app. There have been several Base station updates in both software and firmware over the past month or so, so be sure you are up-to-date.
Beyond that, I think @spamoni has mentioned experience with the Deco X60 routers?
As @Newshound indicated, I did have issues with my TPLink P7, I replaced them with the TPLink Deco X60. Things got a lot better but still had sporadic issues surrounding the Wyze Camera’s and streaming. I have found / Learned that the Deco’s, although a great product, suffered from Streaming and Connectivity Negotiation at times. I have since switched to the Asus ZenWiFi AX Xt8 and have had no issues at all.
With that said, here are a couple of things to note on the Base Station for the Outdoor cam and generally for the Wyze Camera’s. You need to turn off WPA3 and revert back to WPA2 encryption. WPA3 has issues with the Cameras and most notably the Base station. Also, turn off the Trend Micro Security as well, I found that TPLink use of it added additional complications. However, it was more related to the two way IP or the second option in the list.
Hope this helps
Here is one of my links about some issues I was having.
Interesting, this subnet mask 255.255.255.255 was the default when I first setup the router, I never touched this before. From what I’m reading the problem is not only subnets with .200 but with 255 too, that’s a new piece of information I haven’t read anywhere before.
I will try that, unfortunately this is a country side home that is 334 KM from where I am now. I don’t have a Deco X60 here with me now to test this.
Ok I made a mistake while typing the original post saying that my subnet mask was 255.255.255.255.
I do have this value set but it is for the WAN which was automatically set by my PPPoE connection type.
My LAN IP subnet mask is already set to a more conventional subnet mask 255.255.252.0
I’m editing the original post to address this important distinction between WAN and LAN IP subnet mask. Sorry about that.
I had the Deco x60 and the Deco P7 as described above. I was never able to get it to connect via WiFi. I had to connect my base to Ethernet in order for me to use it. I tried over and over again. Turned features off, sat next to it when attempting to make it work, sat next to the router and had everything in the same vicinity. Never figured out why it would not work for me. With that said, do you have IPv6 on? If so, turn it off as well. In the past, there was issues with having IPv6 on and connecting base. Mine was off, and still was not successful.
I have not tried on my new ASUS router, but can if you would like me to.
@carverofchoice , you have a WCO, correct? If so, is it wired or Wireless connected? Since you have the same Router, was curious how you had it hooked up.
I also have the Deco X60 and I am have the same issue - Unable to connect wirelessly to the base station. I gave up and moved it to a location where it could remain wired. I originally tried a lot of trouble shooting (changing Firmware versions, turning off 5ghz band, etc…) with no luck,