How to Move Wyze Camera to WiFi Extender – Simple Steps

Millions of people prefer connecting their Wyze cameras to routers through a LAN connection. But, we can’t forget the rest who go for a wireless connection between the router and the camera. The task becomes more challenging when the user has to move Wyze camera to WiFi extender. If you have extended the network range of your router using an extender and now want to move your camera to its network, we can help you out. Read on.

Before You Start Moving Camera to WiFi Extender

The information given here is written with respect to a Netgear extender. You should use the WiFi details and other settings of your own range extender if you do not have a Netgear extender. With that said, it is important that you should complete the Netgear extender setup first with the help of the URL.

Also, you need to ensure that your camera is not connected to the router via a LAN cable now. Do not forget to take note of the Netgear extender’s 2.4GHz network SSID (WiFi name) and the network key (WiFi Password). The reason being, Wyze cameras work on 2.4GHz frequency only.

Once you’re sure about the above mentioned things and have taken the note of SSID and WiFi password, you can move to the next section.

How to Move Wyze Camera to WiFi Extender?

You will need the Wyze app to move your camera to the WiFi extender. Thus, if you have not installed the app yet, download it via the respective application store of your mobile phone or tablet. Be very sure that the app is properly installed on your mobile and you are using its latest version. Once done, you should read the steps given below to proceed further:

  • Open WiFi Settings on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Find the SSID that your Netgear extender broadcasts.
  • If the extender is running on the default SSID, connect to the Netgear_ext network.
  • Your mobile phone or tablet should be connected to the 2.4 GHz network.
  • Ensure that your Wyze Cam is powered up.
  • The LED light on the camera will be solid yellow in the beginning and will start flashing after some time.
  • Launch the Wyze app.
  • Tap the Home option.
  • Look at the top left corner and check if there is + sign there.
  • Tap the sign and select Add Device.
  • Tap Cameras.
  • Select Wyze Cam.
  • Choose Next.
  • Pull the camera’s base and press the SETUP button.
  • The button is located at the bottom of the camera.
  • The camera will say Ready to Connect.
  • You should now return to the app and tick the check box labeled “I Heard, Ready to Connect”.
  • Select the 2.4 GHz WiFi network of the Netgear extender.
  • Input the WiFi password.
  • Ensure that you are entering the correct password.
  • Hold your Wyze camera up to your phone screen and scan the QR code on the app.
  • Check the box labeled “I heard, QR Code Scanned”.
  • Tap the Next option and name your camera.
  • You will also get suggestions for the same.
  • Tap Finish and you’re done!

This is how you can move Wyze camera to a WiFi extender. You are all set to enjoy the features offered by the camera. However, be very sure that your camera is located in the range of the signals emitted by your WiFi extender.

This is to inform you that if you perform Netgear extender reset ever, you will have to re-enter the WiFi details in the Wyze app. To make it easy for you, we have penned down the next section that will help you understand how to change a WiFi network or update WiFi details for a Wyze camera.

How to Change or Update WiFi Details on Wyze Cam?

Follow the steps given below if you want to change the WiFi details for your camera. You might need to do this if you have changed the SSID and password of your extender or have shifted to some other gateway.

Update WiFi Details on Wyze Cam

  • Launch the Wyze app on a mobile phone or tablet connected to the 2.4GHz network of your gateway or range extender.
  • Tap the Plus sign and select Add Device.
  • Select Camera.
  • Choose the camera model you own.
  • Walk through the prompts appearing on the screen.

A Quick Tip: You can also choose the path of setting up the same SSID and WiFi password for your range extender or gateway as you had before. This will prevent you from going through the configuration process of the camera again.

The Final Thoughts

Security cameras have become very important these days. But, they don’t work without an internet connection. Since this post was all about how to move Wyze camera to WiFi extender, it is expected that you will be able to do it successfully. Enjoy the camera services now!

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