V2 rtsp feedback - other cameras drop on the network

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#1

I’ll add my 2cents here.

got v2 cam Just flashed using the firmware with rtsp. No problems with that. Used 32 gig card, formatted in fat32.

Went to the advanced settings and turned on rstp and enter a username and password and it generated me a link and I integrated that into my blue iris server with no problem there.

My other two wireless cams, Dlink 936L starts dropping off the network. If i drop the quality to SD, it helps a little bit but not much, just slows it down. It’s almost like a countdown; I watch the bitrate of my dlinks and the wyze countdown to 0 and all cameras freeze up and in a few seconds, the camera comes back and bitrate climbs up again but it starts over. Until I unplug the wyze completely, then the dlinks return to normal.

What’s odd is my other two foscam and amcrest camera don’t have this issue. They are all connected via 2.4 ghz.

When it does work… the lag time is anywhere between 3-6 seconds. choppy and frame rate is inconsistent… at either quality setting.

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#2

I had a very similar situation one of the times I connected to my RTSP test cam, all the others went silent (stuck on connecting step 1)in the app for a bit. Even my smart garage door opener went dark one time, though that could have been just a bad coincidence.
Hasn’t happened every time though so it would be hard to troubleshoot on my end. I use a Unify AC-PRO for my wifi and its only at about 23% device capacity and on a basically unused channel so it shouldn’t be my network getting congested.

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#3

It seems like you could be having network or server issues if your other camera’s are dropping their connection. You would need to do some troubleshooting.

I can give you a base line to work from that might help. After updating the firmware I started to see the camera loose connection in BI using Beta Version 4.19.4.48 on Wyze Cam V2. This went on for quite a while and I assumed it was network related but the camera said it had 80-90% signal strength. I did a ping test from the the BI server to the camera over 5 minutes and the pings latency was erratic from 4ms to 1000ms. The other Wyze Cam that I updated did not show the same symptoms. I tried a reboot of the camera and it resolved the erratic ping issues but would still get many frame drops. Both camera’s were performing the same now but I still had frame drops and 2-4 sec video delay. I changed some settings that seemed like it stabilized the frame drop in BI meaning it did not eliminate the frame drop but it did seem less erratic. Both VLC and BI performed the same when viewing the stream.
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This is only day two for me running the new firmware. The camera’s stayed up over the night but did drop the connection twice once for less than a minute and another time for almost 4 minutes. This could just be wireless communications problems but I’m not in a highly congested wireless area so seems weird. I’m thinking the 2-4 second delay and frame drop is probably the current state of the beta at the moment. I don’t care for that much delay but the frame drops are more concerning. That would probably be a deal breaker for me as I can’t deploy a camera solution that would end up missing the theft or vandalism because it was during a frame drop. I hope they continue to improve the beta, so far a job well done!

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#4

I am also having some issues with the RTSP firmware. I run BI and it frequently shows frame drops and dropped connections. Sometimes the connection will come back but more often than not, i have to turn RTSP off and back on again in wyze app settings, then it will reconnect. Most of the time it does work good outside of these hiccups. Thanks for releasing the RTSP firmware and look forward to updates for it to be fine tuned.

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#5

I had previously posted about dropped connections in Blue Iris. Most of my Wyze cams were connected to my UniFi access point. I tried connecting some of them directly to the modem’s WiFi. Even though the signal strength is a bit less for some, I have not dropped any cameras since making that change. So it would appear to be a network issue with my access point that caused the problem.

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#6

How do you connect to the modem’s wifi? I have the surfboard modem from Charter and a Asus RT AC5300 WIFI router.

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#7

Hmm, I wonder if there is some default setting in our Unify equipment that is causing this? This is way out of my area of expertise if it is.

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#8

question, have you tried to add your wyze cams a static ip? I know I had this issue a while back with some dlink cams, They were fighting for IP’s and knocking each other offline, I recall adding them static ip or reserved ip in my router settings and the nonsense stopped. my 02./

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#9

Yeah all my stuff on my network is either static or reserved DHCP. Did that a while ago for the exact reason you mentioned.

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#10

I am also using static IPs. Jreink01, I use AT&T, and their modem incorporates a router. I have five Wyze cams, two UniFi APs, and also a Netgear range extender that helps with a spot in my back yard. Initially, I had one Wyze cam on the Netgear and the other four on the Unifi APs. Unfortunately, I do not know how those were allocated between the two APs. As I said earlier, I was pretty consistently experiencing loss of signal in Blue Iris, even though the Wyze app showed the camera’s signal to be fine.

So then I moved the one cam off of the Netgear extender to the AT&T modem/router. I moved two other cams from the APs to the modem/router. And for a while there were no issues. That is when I made my previous post. Since then the occasional loss of signal has happened. It is not nearly as bad as before. And all of the lost signals have been on cams connected directly to the AT&T router (of which there are three).

The only other thing that I noticed is that when I experimented with setting Blue Iris to record continuously, as opposed to only triggering with motion, I did not drop any cameras.

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#11

Something I have noticed when my cameras lose signal in BI is that when I go into the Wyze app for that particular camera, advanced settings, RTSP is turned off. Sometimes I am able to just turn it back on, other times I have to completely close out the app and open back up, then I am able to turn it back on so I would have to guess its not really a network issue but some kind of issue with RTSP inside the Wyze app. Something else to note is that I have 2 other version 1 cameras that, even though not compatible with RTSP, do not lose connectivity and I have several foscam cameras in the BI software that do not lose signal either. Just to explain my setup, I have charter surfboard modem with Asus RT AC 5300 which is one of Asus’s top tier wifi router. I currently have 25 devices connected to 3 networks (1 2.4 and 2 5 networks) and was told by Asus that this particular router can handle up to 250-300 clients with no issues so I highly doubt that just 25 devices would cause network issues. My internet speed is 115dl, 20upload speed.

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