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Does anyone have any experience of connecting devices like smart cameras to WH that specify they use 2.4Ghz only?
e.g. EZVIZ C3C
Ideally I would like to go POE but it would be a lot of hassle and extra expense running/concealing cables and buying a new POE switch as well as cameras.
Hi @Jim-lad yes I'm referring to names I've chosen (like Nest Camera Garden) and so on. I'll find that the name gets allocated to a completely different device, as well as the real one. Sometimes you'll see the same device name used for several devices connected to the same and/or different discs as well as "offline devices". I've not tried the complete device name reset yet. Often the real one will get a completely differnt name too. Currently my garden Nest camera is called "Alexa Kitchen" and "Nest Camera Garden" is no longer listed anywhere even in the offline devices.
Regarding the restarts - yes that's good thinking but pretty sure it's not the router as I'll often spot a disc restarting as I'm walking past it but wired connections and connections to other discs work perfectly.
I can confirm that whilst walking around the house with the BT Whole Home App open my IOS devices are reconnecting to the nearest most logical disc (a little purple circle under each disc shows the current connection) and trying to keep a 5ghz connection.
Disabling all steering has saved me from sending these units back and they are now working as I hoped with no reconnection dropouts whilst using apps like NowTV etc whilst my devices were stationairy (the issue that I had).
It appears to me that my IOS devices have a better idea of how to manage themselves on a mesh network than my mesh network knows how to manage them and it is therefore better to turn off any steering options to reduce any conflict.
Hope this helps.
The steering 'fix' seems peculiar to Apple devices. Thankfully I've managed to rid the house of nearly all of their junk now ... just kidding ...there are a couple of iPhones kicking about somewhere.
Anyway, I've yet to have any issues whatsoever with BT WholeHome in 14 months. Mine's a simple 3 disc setup over the house, with no groups or access control enabled, not even the guest network. I think I dimmed the Blue LED but that's about it. I check on these forums before any firmware update too, and greatly appreciate peoples' efforts in posting issues with new firmare.