How to Power Cycle WYZE Camera?


How to Power Cycle WYZE Camera

WYZE camera has taken CCTV innovation to another level. From improved monitoring to a versatile design, everything looks fresh. But, along with that, some users are experiencing a nag: WYZE Error Code 90.

This is an error that appears while trying to, review the recording, or accessing the WYZE camera controls. As this has become a hot issue in recent days, I worked hard on it and brought before you some really effective DIY solutions to this recurring problem. Stay tuned.

Why is my WYZE Cam not connecting?

WYZE Error Code 90 is a “popular” error so it can pop up anytime. But in 97% of the cases, the culprits are the following:

  • If there is a connection problem and there are frequent time-outs during the setup, it might be the Wi-Fi frequency. Today, most Wi-Fi routers work both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. So you better make sure you are connected to the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network.
  • Poor internet speed or more-than-normally restricted connections also trigger a WYZE Error Code 90.
  • Make sure no major device is interfering between the WYZE camera and its access to signals, otherwise there could be a way paved for the error.
  • Corrosion/day-to-day glitches can also happen and they can be tackled by unplugging the wires/sockets, etc. and plugging them back in. Generally, you can easily solve these pesky issues using trivial methods.
  • If the Wi-Fi channels get too saturated, they can end up over-consuming the least bandwidth required by the WYZE Cam which often causes the WYZE Error Code 90.
  • SD Card can also be the reason! If the installed SD card is corrupted, there is a strong chance that WYZE Error Code 90 will pop up. Reason: SD Card corruption interferes with the back processing of the live streaming from the camera. Sometimes, it halts it completely.

What is error code 90 on WYZE camera?

The WYZE Error Code 90 is all about problems with camera communication. That is, your WYZE camera is not accessible by streaming servers, so the problem boils down to communication.

Solution for WYZE cam power cycle error 90?

Solution 1:  Unburden the Wi-Fi Channel.

  1. First, download the Wi-Fi Analyzer App on your Android or Apple phone.
  2. Using this App, see if any Wi-Fi channel is saturated.
  3. Now you need a windows PC. Turn it ON.
  4. Press “Windows + R”, the Run Prompt will pop up.
  5. Put in “cmd” and Press “Enter”.
  6. Now, put in “IP config” in the command prompt and press “Enter”.
  7. Write down the IP address against the “Default Gateway” heading.
  8. Now put this IP address into any web browser’s search bar.
  9. Now you are facing the log-in page of your Router’s Control Panel.
  10. Enter the username (usually it is “Admin”) and the password (if not set ever, it’s the code written on the back of the router).
  11. Now you have logged into your router, go to the Wireless Settings, and select the option of “Channel”.
  12. Many channels will appear with the labels like “1,2,3,…”
  13. Take help from the Wi-Fi Analyzer App and select the least saturated (least-burdened) channel from the list.
  14. Changing the Wi-Fi Transmission channel should fix the WYZE Error Code 90. If not, let’s move on to the next solution.

Solution 2: Change the Wi-Fi Frequency Band

  1. Get to your Windows PC, press “Windows + R”, the Run prompt is opened.
  2. Put in “cmd” and Press “Enter”.
  3. Now, put in “IP config” in the command prompt and press “Enter”.
  4. Write down the IP address against the “Default Gateway” heading.
  5. Now put this IP address into any web browser’s search bar.
  6. Now you are facing the log-in page of your Router’s Control Panel.
  7. Enter the username (usually it is “Admin”) and the password (if not set ever, it’s the code written on the back of the router).
  8. Now you have logged into your router, go to the Wireless Settings, and select the option of Transmission Frequency”.
  9. Opt for “2.4GHz” and save the changes.
  10. See if the problem is fixed. If not, let’s get to the 3rd and final solution. 

Solution 3: Establish New Wi-Fi Access Points

There are some situations when, if the camera is installed at a distant point from the Router, the router sends weak signals to the camera. This strength is certainly not adequate for the smooth streaming of the videos.

So, the best solution to this is to set up some Wi-Fi signals access points. After this, your cam-device will get better signal strength while simultaneously working at a significant distance.

Remember: Any metal walls/sheets existing in the range between your WYZE camera and the router will just ruin the scene, so better watch for them.

How to Power Cycle WYZE Camera?

Power Cycling, completely Powering OFF an electronic device, is usually done by disconnecting the device from all the power sources.

This troubleshooting technique helps with resetting the device and its connections without having to go through all the taxing formal procedures.

You can solve many troubleshooting issues using the power cycling. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Unplug your WYZE device from its power source. Either from the switch-board or the camera side, both ways work.
  2. Give yourself at least 10-15 seconds to let the camera completely discharge itself.
  3. Plug the device back into the power source and let it restart. 

How do you power cycle a WYZE Cam V2?

Power cycling WYZE Cam V2 is no different from doing so with any other WYZE camera. Nevertheless, if you have power cycled it again and again, and you still can’t connect to your WYZE Cam V2, you will need to Hard Reset it.

You can find an easy way of Hard Resetting from the Cam manual.

How to power cycle WYZE outdoor camera?

Simply follow this procedure:

  1. Unplug your WYZE outdoor Cam from the hook.
  2. Remove the batteries, wait for at least 2 minutes, and insert them back again.
  3. Now again wait for at least 15 secs, and now turn it ON.
  4. It should be working like a pro.

How to power cycle WYZE camera remotely?

To remotely power cycle your WYZE camera:

  1. Go to the WYZE App, select your WYZE camera from the list.
  2. Power it OFF.
  3. Better power off the main switch (if it is remotely controllable.) If not, skip this added caution.
  4. Wait for at least 15 minutes and then restart it.
  5. It should be reset as expected.

Nevertheless, a remote restart will never work if the camera gets completely hung up.

To solve this issue, you may want to install a smart switch between the camera power adapter and the socket. It won’t cost more than $10. Still, if the local Wi-Fi signals are missing or weak, the issue will persist. The last recourse will be to check out the Connectivity-Troubleshooting option. The manual w

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