I had the TP-Link Deco P7, then Upgraded to the x60. Great devices. My only issue was streaming multiple camera’s while events were going on. It just would not do it. I have recently changed to the ASUS ZenWiFi AX (XT8) these have worked great and performs way better than my TPLinks.
Thanks. I like the TPLinks as I have my in-laws, and kids using them, One word of caution, if you turn on Trend Micro’s monitoring, you may cause a bigger issue if you enable the two-way IPs. This causes some issues with how communications are done with Wyze. You may only see the Trend Micro settings if it is setup as a router.
I toggled on and off everything I could (including QOS priority status for devices and security functions except for website sniffing) and observed. There was no indication to me that enabling anything made any difference whatsoever. Which reminds me of some of Google’s Android switches.
My issues woudl start when there was at least 3 camera’s, I believe, in a Live Event Recording, then I would try to live stream one of the camera’s to see what is going on and it would never connect. Once everything settled down it would work.
In reading a bunch of articles and watching Youtube video’s it became apparent that some of the issues were related to the Trend Micro. However, I also read an article about TPLinks and how it does the streaming. It indicated that TP-Link, although a great device, has issue when there is a lot of stuff going on with your network. Also note, the issue only affected my Wyze products, which was the most puzzling piece. I like the devices and still have the x60 boxed up. Bit nice.
For years, I used Open-Mesh mesh based access points. I had two networks running at the house. One of them was 2.4 GHz only and that is what the Wyze cameras were on. Unfortunately Open-Mesh was bought by a company called Datto who is a managed service provider and they are doing their best to kill off the end use owned networks. I fully expect that they will be turning off the cloud based management for them - at which they become doorstops.
As a result of that, I am now using Meraki Enterprise access point. They work very well, but both the cost of the devices and the required cloud management is above what most “consumers” would want to pay.
I run a Linksys AX4200. it is a fantastic system and I have not had a single connection issue since this upgrade. but it might be a wee bit expensive understandably for some. but thats the catch22 with technology. you get what you pay for.
Two or three units? Was it a ‘forgiving’ implementation as far as AP placement? Can you ‘anchor’ a device (like a cam) to a particular AP so it does not wander if nearly equidistant from another AP? Thanks!
This is 3 units, I thought it was rather forgiving I didn’t have too many issues at all. But it is far more than I actually need for my home. This thing based on where I placed it I can get Wi-Fi at all my neighbors houses I can even pick it up for a little bit down the block. Rather impressive but I don’t live in a very congested area either. I’m not sure on the anchoring. I had read that it lacks a lot of the abilities of other systems but it works so well on the initial setup I have set static IPs for a few things for testing and just a few other minor things. Everything else has been working fantastically.
I’m using an Orbi RBR750 mesh system (1 router, 1 satellite) at our main house with a 2 Ring cams, 4 Wyze cams, 3 Wyze outlets, a Wyze thermostat, a Schlage wireless deadbolt, and a Simplisafe alarm system. They all get along just fine, and all work seamlessly. Our internet service is Comcast 1.2gb.
At our vacation place, we are using a Google Nest Wifi AC2200 Mesh System (1 router and 1 satellite), with 3 Wyze Cams, 2 Wyze outlets, a Schlage deadbolt and a Simplisafe alarm system, on Cox internet 750mb service. They all work just fine, too.
How dense is your neighborhood, ie, single family homes on big lots, or multi-family complexes with plenty of units?
I live in the latter, 17 units 20 feet away, and most probably each unit has a wifi/router, and some have teched-up to a more powerful unit or mesh, so my potential for erratic performance from signal interference and channel congestion is pretty high.
In my situation, I’m convinced I will never be able to perfect reception, so I live with ‘pretty good’ that sometimes degrades to ‘fair.’
The house with the Orbi is in a neighborhood of single family homes on standard sized lots. My place there is a single floor of about 1400’ sq feet. The Orbi Router is at one end, and the satellite is about 2/3’s of the way to the opposite end. The place with the Google Nest system is in a pretty dense condo complex. It is a two story place of about 800’ sq ft, with the main unit on the first floor and the satellite on the second floor.
Ubiquiti Amplifi HD wireless mess router/system works great with WYZE products. Currently have a dozen cameras (v2 and v3) running with scales, monitoring Hub, sensors, and more. Handles about 60 networked devices on a daily basis without issues and can obviously do up to 250+ on one subnet LAN. Management and granular firewall controls are not available, but it does what it is supposed to do in an easy to install and manage package. Was previously running Wansview wireless IP cameras and security server and nothing but connectivity issues. Wyze cams just work with Amplifi HD.