Reolink Year in Review 2023
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Lumus cameras consistently dropping connection. I have more than one series of reolink cameras and the Lumus cameras are the only ones doing this. They are down almost all the time now. Every once in a while without changing a thing, they suddenly work again for a short period of time and then they're down again for days. I have done every single form of troubleshooting there is and can say with 100% confidence the issue is not on my end. There are only 2 possible explanations at this point. 1. either the issue lies in the Android app and PC client or 2. the issue is that there is something defective with these cameras wifi antenna. However since I owned these cameras for roughly 6 months without a single issue and now all 5 Lumus cameras are all working, or not working, at the same exact time and also considering 2 of those cameras are about 5 miles away at a different location with a different router and network entirely. Tells me with confidence that it is the app and client that are the problem. If this was a wifi antenna issue or even a distance issue or anything like that they would be responding differently at different times. Instead, all 5 cameras are doing the same things at the same time. And also when the cameras are working, they work on the app and client and when they are not working, it is also the same on the app and client. Yet the rest of my reolink cameras that are not Lumus cameras are working fine and never dropping connection at all. This has been going on for weeks now. I would really like to know when this will be addressed. I keep waiting to see an application update of some kind to solve this issue yet nothing is happening. I am very close to giving up on reolink all together at this point given the fact that you have loyal customers like me who are losing their entire outer security for their homes and business and it has gone on for weeks and yet you don't appear to be doing anything about it. I have contacted customer support multiple times and all they seem to want is access to my private security cameras but ignore the fact that I have tried every troubleshooting task that they have asked and also ones they haven't, that would resolve the issue on my end. I've also pointed out all of the clear evidence that disproves any theory that the issue is an individual thing, device malfunction, or a wifi or network issue on my end. This is happening widespread with the Lumus cameras. Not just to me. And even in my own situation, I have proof considering I have 5 different Lumus cameras all connected or disconnected at the same exact time and 2 of those cameras are over 5 miles away at a completely different location with a different wifi router and network. Not to mention I have 8 different models of E1 cameras between the same two locations and they're all working fine with zero connectivity issues. While the Lumus camera connections continue to come and go. This is a very obvious, clear to see issue that is happening somewhere on your end. Not your poor customers that are being put through the ringer for nothing. So when are you going to stop ignoring the obvious widespread issues that are happening with your Lumus camera connections with your app and client? Enough is enough already.
@bjmci828_276079499890895 Hi there, thank you for giving us the detailed troubleshooting process. I will try to contact our support team to figure out this problem for you. Could you please check the email sent to you last Friday? We will listen to your feedback.
100% Feel your pain!! I also have (only one luckily) of the Lumus cameras monitoring my front door, and was constantly dropping in and out which at 1st put down to the WIFI connection. However, I installed a WIFI extender about 2 meters away from the camera and at first I thought improved it. But low and behold started dropping in and out when trying to watch via the iOS app again. Internet (50MB D/L: 15MB U/L), WIFI (camera using the 2.4 Huawei over a mesh system), All networking side has been checked and working fine, But Lumus is still struggling to connect/ keep a solid connection!Another problem I found is if you try and turn the led light or siren mode via the app it will bring these functions on but then quickly loses connection (like the app/camera hangs or something)? then you can't deactivate either the light/siren till the Lumus camera decides to reconnect meaning these functions are pointless!
@cjcov_350345361940689 Hi there, you can try to submit a request here, Submit a request – Reolink Support. Our tech will try to have a further check for your camera.
@cjcov_350345361940689 +1 here. 6 Lumus cameras, all dropping in and out exactly as described by you and OP. There is a problem with this design. All my other cameras, including 6 Wyze cameras, and many IOT devices are fine. It's the Lumus design. This camera has inherent 2.4GHz Wifi issues. Reolink needs to provide a new firmware upgrade (it's been over 2 years since we had one) to make the wifi more stable. And note to support - don't ask me to open a ticket. Been there, done that. Upgraded my Wifi. No help. And Reolink, if you are listening, how about a new version, like a "Lumus Pro" with Dual-band support. You keep making your cameras bigger and bigger. But some of us can't mount a huge camera due to Homeowners [censored]ociation rules, and also the big ones are tough to mount on a house with all siding and no place to drill holes without damage. The Lumus form-factor (and Argus) is good for aesthetics, and easy to mount outdoors.
@raygoldstein5_307154471190675 Hi, there. Thank you for telling us the reasons for your needs in detail. We have a plan for a upgraded Lumus with dual-band WiFi and more powerful features. Stay tuned!
@raygoldstein5_307154471190675 If you are unable to reconnect and do various attempts to reconnect, I suggest you to ask support to change your transport from UDP to TCP.
I have been having similar issues with a set of three 510WA devices as well. I believe it has something with the number of devices. If two are on the network, no problem. If I add a third, it drops. It doesn't seem to matter which device I add third or where it is located, the last to be added eventually drops. I have contacted support, updated drivers, ... No luck.
@pdivi_492401853944051 Which client are you using to communicate with the cameras? Any bandwidth issue?
@pdivi_492401853944051 It would be best that you contact support directly. Our team will get back to you and help you out asap.https://support.reolink.com/hc/en-us/requests/new/
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