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Wyze Base Station Setup Guide

Wyze Base Station is the communication hub for your Wyze Cam Outdoor and it is necessary for it to talk to your network.

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New to Wyze? Before starting, download the Wyze app and connect to the Wi-Fi.

To set up your Wyze Base Station:

  1. Connect your mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network your base station will be set up to.
  2. In the Wyze app, tap Home, then tap + plus sign on the top left.
  3. Tap Add Device.
  4. Tap Cameras Wyze Base Station > Next.
  5. Plug one end of the included power supply cable into the base station, and the other end into a power outlet.
    • The status light will be solid yellow.
  6. Plug one end of the provided Ethernet cable into the base station, and the other end into the back of your router.
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    • The status light will flash blue, then turn solid blue when connected to your network.
  7. Check the box next to "The status light is solid blue" and then tap Next.
    • Do you see a "Can't find Base Station" error screen?
      1. Tap Scan with QR code instead, then Scan QR code.
      2. Locate the QR code on the bottom of the base station.
      3. On the next screen, use your mobile device's camera to scan the code.
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      4. Tap Go to Wi-Fi selection, then select the network that looks like:
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      5. If the QR code will not scan, you can tap on The QR Code isn't scanning.
      6. On this page, you can enter the MAC address that is located on the bottom of the base station's device label to the left of the QR code, labeled MAC: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx.
  8. The setup process will complete automatically.*
  9. When prompted on the next screen, name your Wyze Base Station. 

*Your mobile device and the base station must be on the same network to complete setup.

Want to unplug your Wyze Base Station from your router?

Once it's set up, you can use Wyze Base Station on a Wi-Fi connection - no need for a router. To do this: 

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on your Wyze Base Station.
  2. Tap on the Settings gear on the top right.
  3. Tap Device Info > Change Connection. You'll see one of the following screens:
    • Select your network.
      1. Follow the onscreen steps to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
      2. Once connected, unplug the base station from your router.
      3. The status light will flash blue, then turn solid once complete. You're all set!
    • Connect via WiFi.
      1. Unplug the Base Station from your router.
      2. The status light will flash blue, then turn solid once complete. You're all set!

Want to change the Wi-Fi that your Wyze Base Station is connected to?

  1. In the Wyze app, tap on your Wyze Base Station.
  2. Tap on the Settings gear on the top right.
  3. Tap Device Info > Wi-Fi Network.
  4. Follow the on-screen steps to finish the setup.

Now that your Wyze Base Station is all set up, it's time to add your Wyze Cam Outdoor. Move on to the next article, Wyze Cam Outdoor Setup Guide.

Having issues setting up your Wyze Base Station? Check out our Base Station Setup Troubleshooting. 

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