I reset my home network earlier today, but my Netgear R7000 would not broadcast 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for more than a few seconds at a time. The 5 GHz network was fine. After several more attempted resets, I turned off my four Wyze Bulbs (which are on the latest firmware), and after the next reset the 2.4 GHz network came online normally and remained stable.
It appears that the Wyze Bulbs are disrupting the network as they try to restore Wi-Fi connectivity after a network outage. This may be unique to my setup (a Netgear R7000 operating in Access Point mode), or it could be symptomatic of a larger issue with how the bulbs try to re-acquire Wi-Fi. Has anyone else experienced this issue?
The Wyze Bulb is an otherwise outstanding product, but a problem like this makes it extremely difficult to recommend the product to others.
UPDATE: This behavior may have been triggered by an issue with my Comcast internet connection, but I’ll need to do more testing this weekend to make a final assessment.