Allow Unsecure WiFi Networks


#1

I understand that Wyze has decided to remove the ability to connect to unsecured wireless networks due to security concerns. While I personally realize the concerns around this, there are still use cases for this including guest networks (without a login page) and for testing. I’d like Wyze to consider adding this ability back in the future, but present a warning to the user, or even make it setting you have to turn on with the warning there, rather than completely removing the functionality.


#2

Until Wyze changes their minds on this, there are a couple of workarounds that can be used if you want to keep your base home network unsecured but also provide a secure network for the Wyze. One is free and the other has a small hardware cost. I realize these may not be suitable in all cases.

  1. Most wifi routers have the ability to have a separate guest network, often without password required. You could set this up with your existing SSID (so you don’t have to change any other devices) and also set up the primary network with WPA2 encryption.

  2. You could use a travel router as an intermediary device that will connect to your unsecured home network and bridge that over to a secure network accessible by the Wyze Cams. Complete instructions for that are here:


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#3

Well, that is no help whatsoever.


#4

Sorry, that’s all I got.


#5

Propagandhi, if you are using Android, you can download an older version of the APK (I’d recommend doing this on an alternate device) and it will let you set it up through that. Then you can manage the device from then on with the newer version.