The only way I have reliably installed and maintained all my Wyze Cams (v1, v2, and Pan) is this:
- I only use Netgear N300 Model EX2700 WiFi Range Extenders (note the plural) to connect them to (these are 2.4GHz only.
- I use an old tablet that is 2.4GHz only to run the Wyze App and do all installation/setup/maintenance/updates.
- The SSID that I created is totally different than the SSID used by my home wireless network (ORBI Mesh Routers).
- I use multiple range extenders so that each is no more than 50-feet from a Wyze Cam.
I have tried every way imaginable and suggested, and this configuration is the only one that works almost 100% of the time.
Once the cams are installed and setup using the dedicated tablet, then they are accessible in Wyze Apps on all my family’s smartphones, no matter where they are.
I’m sorry this appears so brief, but if you get the big picture I am making (separate unique extenders and setup device), you will succeed. And this not only applies to my Wyze Cams, but it also works for all my other brands of cams (Ring, Zmodo, YI, and Blink).
A final note, I have continuous steel siding and high-efficiency windows making it very difficult to get signals outside, but this method works for me.
Oops, one more final note, @RickO’s comment regarding Alexa is correct, but setting up with Alexa is the absolute last thing you do AFTER getting your cams working on your network.