What is the rule for wifi cameras that have to reestablish their wifi connection after it's lost?
Steve last edited by email_525317533946102
I have two RLC-510W cameras, and after a storm or an internet outage (power off/on, router/internet off/on), they often lose their connection and I have to go to the cameras and plug in a cable to tell them which network to connect to, and they work fine after that. Why do the cameras fail to connect after an outage? Aren't they programmed to always connect to the last wifi network they were connected to? They're OK if I simply recycle the power but after a power loss situation where the router and internet loses power and the power may go off for just a second, the cameras can't reconnect although there's nothing wrong with the router or internet after it restarts. What's the camera trying to connect to when this happens? It appears that Reolink doesn't test their cameras enough for this situation. I have other brands of cameras that have had many power and interent losses over the years and they always reconnect to the correct wifi network. My Zmodo four camera home system has never had to be reset or told what network to connect to since I set it up six years ago.
John last edited by John_350143387672724
I agree they should come back online without problems.
Try giving your WIFI cameras a static IP address in your router.
After a power outage the router’s DHCP server may give out different IPs for your cameras other than the one it was setup with and becomes confused.
My camera’s come back just fine after a power outage, but I give each of my network devices their own static IP address, so they never change.
Some of the POE cameras have an option to setup a static IP address under the Network/Advance setup option, but the WIFI cameras do not have this option.
Steve last edited by
I'll try that sometime soon. The camera is about a mile away. I have to access the router there.