How to Connect to a Device that Insists on a 2.4 GHz Wireless Network

We recently upgraded our wireless network to a Google WiFi System.  A mesh network system is excellent for improving coverage in a home or office.  One thing that practically many mesh networks do is combine the 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands together under the same SSID.  For those unaware of the benefits, the 5.0 GHz band provides significant throughput improvements but only at short distances from the router. In the case of Google Wifi, the mesh network will typically prefer the 5.0 GHz network over the 2.4 GHz band.  Google WiFi has intelligence that determines when the 2.4 GHz bands will … Read more

Wyze Cam Pan is a Feature Packed Bargain

The Wyze Cam Pan is a new concept from Wyze Labs.  We’ve previously looked at the Wyze Cam and then the Wyze Cam V2.  We were impressed with both for being bargain priced and feature rich. We got our hands on a Wyze Cam Pan.  It’s well engineered and the app works great.  Let’s take a deeper dive into our review. Software You can access the Wyze Cam Pan through an iOS or Android device.  This camera cannot be accessed from a web browser. Setup of the Wyze Cam Pan is easy.  Download the app and sign up.  After that, … Read more

Nest Cam Troubleshooting Guide

After working with Nest Camera products for many years, we have run into a lot of issues and figured it would be worthwhile to document how we fixed it.  The process for fixing issues is the same for DropCam Pro and the original DropCam so if you have the predecessor to the Nest Cam, refer to this Nest Cam Troubleshooting tutorial. Nest Cam Offline This is likely the most common issue with a Nest Cam.  A message in the Nest app is the way you will know the camera is offline.  It means the app cannot communicate with the camera.  … Read more