Diagram for wire and cable installation instructions

Sorry, no education with this. Need to see how things physically go together before purchase. I see talk of cable/s but no detail. Is there a wire diagram for cable? Does each camera require a connection to the router and a cord to electric receptacle?
Thank you in advance for your help

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Hi!

Welcome aboard! Each camera comes with and uses a USB cable for power. I think the cables that come with are 6’ long so you need to be that close to a power source. Other than power there are no other cables. The cameras communicate via WiFi (2.5 GHz). Hope this helps!

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Hey @Jeannie you can also see the setup guide that shows you how to get started. This may help you to understand before you buy.

Cam Setup Guide

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And note that the power source can be anything to deliver adequate voltage to the plug - for example I can run a camera on a 100’ or more extension cord with the USB adapter plugged in to the end. Many people have existing ethernet cable and run Power Over Ethernet with an adapter for the power to USB.

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Thank you for the information. That help know we won’t have to
have a cable running to the computer.

Where would I get the best buy on longer USB cables?

Thank you & enjoy each day,

Jeannie

There are lots of good deals online, below is one I know works on Amazon, but any reputable online seller and several brick and mortar retail stores will have similar deals.

20ft USB Power Cable for Nest Cam, Yi Cam, Wyze Cam, etc. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W21M4BS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_UfxyDbA3CV3WF

Oh and Wyze sells a really good kit directly which for some reason I always forget about. It has a 15 foot cord and everything you need for mounting and it’s a bargain at just under 9.00!

https://www.wyze.com/product/wyze-cam-pan-mounting-kit/

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If you are looking for information before you buy , the best place to find it is to click on the Support Link at the top right of this page , there is lots of information there for you.

Support Site

Two things to be wary of - power loss on longer cables and the physical size of the micro-USB end.
Get the shortest you know will work with the largest wire gauge. 22 AWG is good, 30AWG is thin. Unfortunately most sites do not list the gauge.
And Wyze uses a fairly thin and narrow micro-USB port, most of the microUSB’s are plastic, so you can modify them with a razor, but it’s easy to find one that fits.
I have spent many hours dealing with marginal USB cables and it can be very frustrating.
And note that Wyze is liable to offer something to plug into the standard USB port on the back of the camera, which will suck more power. Like a Sense bridge.

Hi there,

Thank you.

  Just wondering how well WYZE works with WOW?  Or will we have to

go with Verizon or AT & T?

Thank you

Jeannie

I am not familiar WOW what is it?

WOW is our internet service provider. We live in Largo FL. I
am aware it’s not available everywhere.

Gotcha! Obviously I can’t answer your specific question but I am sure someone from the area will.

I would contact your ISP provider and ask them if the Wyze cams would work using the following network requirements. Hope this helps. :slightly_smiling_face:

WiFi
802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz (Does not support 5GHz network) Supports WPA and WPA2 protocols

Wyze Cam supports 2.4 GHz WiFi networks. 5 GHz networks are not supported.

Wyze Cam supports WPA and WPA2 protocols. It does not support WEP due to it being less secure than WPA and WPA2.

Wyze Cam does not work with WiFi networks that have a landing page or require a browser to complete connection. Common examples are hotel or airport public networks.

If you’re having trouble setting up your Wyze Cam, check that you’re using a 2.4 GHz WiFi WPA/WPA2 network.

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Generally speaking, if you have 2.4GHz wifi in your home, it’s just going to work. There are cases where routers are set up with firewalls or ports locked down. If that’s the case, the troubleshooting pages and Wyze support can help you through that. But in most cases, it will just work.

For the cables, these are known to work:

Monoprice:

https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=103&cp_id=10303&cs_id=1030307&p_id=13939&seq=1&format=2

Amazon:

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Wide Open West (WOW) ISP is here in Illinois as well… you should have no issues @Jeannie .

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Hi there,

  First, thank you for all the help with the USD cable supply

line.

  Now, I'd like to add this all to my husband's cell phone, so he

can keep a check on things, also. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.

Jeannie

Install the wyze app on your husbands phone , sign in with the same email and password that you already have , he will have access and be able to do everything you can do

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@HDRock said exactly what I would have :grinning: just add the app to your husbands phone and sign into it with your same account. Good luck.

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