Is your Wyze camera stuck on “ready to connect?”
Various factors may cause a Wyze camera to remain stuck on the “ready to connect” prompt. Such as network connectivity issues, improper setup, or device compatibility.
We’ll cover possible causes and their solutions in this guide.
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Wyze Cam Stuck on Ready to Connect: Troubleshooting Steps
To power cycle your Wyze camera, simply unplug it from the power outlet, wait for about 30 seconds, and then plug it back in.
This can help resolve connection issues and reset the camera.
If power cycling doesn’t work, try performing a factory reset on the camera.
To perform a factory reset: Press and hold the setup button on the bottom of the camera for 10 seconds, and wait for the status light to flash.
This will return the camera to its default settings and may resolve the Ready to Connect problem.
Check your WiFi connection and router settings to ensure that your camera is able to connect to the network.
- iOS users: Go to the Settings app, tap General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
- Android users: Go to the Settings app, tap General management or System, and then tap Reset or Reset Options > Reset Network Settings.
Status Light Troubleshooting
Pay attention to the status light on your Wyze camera as it can provide helpful information for troubleshooting connectivity issues.
A flashing yellow light indicates that your camera is attempting to connect to the network.
If the light turns blue and then back to flashing yellow, it likely indicates an issue with the WiFi password or network connection.
If your Wyze camera has an SD card inserted, try removing it and then power cycle the camera.
Sometimes, an SD card can cause issues with the connection. If the camera connects successfully without the SD card, you can re-insert it afterward.
In some cases, updating or flashing your Wyze camera’s firmware may resolve connectivity problems.
To do this, download the latest firmware version from the Wyze website and follow the instructions provided to install it on your camera. Make sure your Wyze App is up to date as well.
Using these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to resolve the Wyze Camera Stuck On Ready To Connect issue and get your camera functioning properly. Remember to always check your camera, network, and power connections when troubleshooting any issue.
Wyze Camera Setup
Ready to Connect
When setting up your Wyze Cam, you might encounter the “Ready to Connect” message.
This issue usually arises due to problems with the network connection. To resolve this, ensure that your phone or tablet is connected to a 2.4GHz network, as Wyze Cams require this frequency for a proper network connection.
Make sure to follow the setup process:
- Plug in your Wyze camera to an outlet.
- Open the Wyze app on your device, tap Home, and tap the + plus sign on the top left.
- Select “Add Device,” followed by “Cameras”.
- Choose your Wyze Cam model.
Before proceeding with the setup, confirm that your Wyze app is up-to-date.
To check the current app version, go to the Account tab in the Wyze app, tap “About,” and the app version will be listed under the Wyze logo.
Update the app if necessary. During the setup process, make sure that your camera is properly connected to the network.
If the camera fails to connect and times out, go through the following troubleshooting steps:
- On iOS: In the Settings app, tap Wi-Fi to see your network name.
- On Android: In the Settings app, tap Wireless & networks or Connections to see your network name.
Wyze Cam V1
The Wyze Cam V1 is an older model, but it’s still compatible with most home Wi-Fi networks. Before adding the device, make sure your Wi-Fi network is a 2.4 GHz network, as the Wyze Cam V1 does not support 5 GHz networks.
To add the V1 model to your network, follow the simple setup process, which includes scanning the QR code and entering the password.
During the setup process, ensure that the blue LED on the camera is flashing.
Wyze Cam Pan
The Wyze Cam Pan is another popular model and is designed for users who need the ability to pan and tilt their camera to monitor a larger area.
Like the V1, the Wyze Cam Pan supports only 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks, so be sure to connect your phone or tablet to a compatible network before starting the setup process.
Wyze Cam V2
The Wyze Cam V2 made improvements over its predecessor, notably in image quality and compatibility.
This model continues to support only 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks and has a straightforward setup process involving a QR code and password entry.
Wyze Cam V3
The latest Wyze V3 model has enhanced features, but it still requires a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network for a successful connection.
Please ensure your home network is compatible before adding the device.
The setup process remains similar to previous models: scan the QR code, enter the password, and check the status light.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wyze Cam not connecting to local network
Wyze Cameras may sometimes face issues when connecting to your local Wi-Fi network. Make sure you’re using the correct Wi-Fi credentials, and that your Wyze Cam is within the range of your network. Additionally, ensure that your Wi-Fi network is properly configured and on a 2.4 GHz band, as Wyze Cams aren’t compatible with 5 GHz networks.
Connecting Wyze Cam v3
To connect your Wyze Cam v3, first, download and install the Wyze app on your smartphone or device. Make sure your camera is plugged in and in Setup mode by pressing and holding the setup button until you hear a voice prompt. Follow the on-screen instructions in the Wyze app to complete the setup process. This process involves scanning a QR code and confirming a successful connection with the app.