Ok, I just bought a dual pack of the standard wyze cams at Home Depot and figured I would ask here before shoving them back in the box and declaring I will never try this again.
Before the issues I will say we have AWFUL internet. I live in a rural area in Dallastown, PA and have no cable access, no dsl access and have to rely on a wireless provider (not cell wireless) that is good but we have data and speed limits (200gb a month and MAYBE 5mbps). I am using a microsd card to hopefully avoid the internet completely.
Now, first issue is the network connectivity. My cell phone will connect at full speed to my wireless network (2.4 and 5ghz linksys velop mesh system) while the camera looks to be down a bar. Ok, no biggie, but the streaming is jerky. I was thinking I could stream from the camera to any device on my network and use the actual network rather than having to go through the internet to stream it as long as I was within range of my wireless network…is that correct? If it is then why would the speed be all over the place? Sometimes dropping to 0 and other times hitting well over 100.
Second, can I increase the length of the cord? the wire is awful short to try and hang on the ceiling and still reach an outlet that is down at normal levels.
Third, Do I have to have all the motion and sound detection off in order to avoid the internet or can I use the sd card to record the events without having to use my limited internet?
This has been so frustrating trying to get this thing up and running! I still dont know why when I try and put the camera at certain places in the room it just refuses to connect to the wifi but my phone has no problem finding a signal.
Ok, that’s it for now. Appreciate any help I can get.