Reolink Not Connecting To WiFi – Can't Connect to WiFi
When your Reolink not connecting to WiFi network or home wireless network-mobile phone network. The camera might be facing issue due to incorrect network password or the IP address conflict. The Reolink IP camera sometimes can't connect to WiFi, or it just keep on loosing the connection to the network.
Reolink camera not connecting to WiFi or Reolink IP camera not connecting to the home or work router WiFi is a common issue most users come across once in a while. The Reolink wireless camera or any other wireless IP camera system can fail to connect to network due to either the internal software glitch or incorrect network status. Lets find out the troubleshooting steps to resolve the Reolink camera WiFi issues.
Common Issues Due To Which Reolink Camera Wont connect to WiFi
The common issues due to which Reolink camera wont connect and find this check list to isolate the problems.
- This is the most common point of failure when you enter the wrong login password for your network.
- The SSID or network name conflict.
- The Reolink wireless IP camera gets a wrong IP address from the router or invalid IP address.
- Your wireless IP camera does not have power supply specifically with battery powered cameras.
- The WiFi signal is not good– the camera is too far from the router or the signal strength is low or facing interference of some sort. Electrical interference from devices like a cordless phone or microwave causes the WiFi signal to drop.
- Your router does not support your security camera's WiFi channel.
- The Reolink camera firmware or Router firmware is not up to date.
- The ”UID” option on your P2P IP camera hasn't been enabled from the back end.
- The router's firewall has a different rule setup defined and it blocks the connections.
Steps you should follow to resolve Reolink not connecting to WiFi or Reolink camera WiFi issues
Make sure to enter the correct WiFi password: Many times the IP camera won't connect to WiFi or failed to log in only due to using the incorrect WiFi password. First thing is to ensure that you are using the correct WiFi login password. Most of the users now a days have so many passwords and may mix them up. Check your password list and ensure the password you enter is the right one of the WiFi or get the WiFi password from your computer.
Check the signal strength is good and no signal interference:
If there is a bad reach, the IP camera can't find your WiFi signal, and it cannot connect to the WiFi. The IP camera should not be too far from the router. Check the distance between the IP camera and the router. The manufacturer or the IP camera company website could have that information.You can also check the WiFi signal yourself. Login the security camera software and head to the WiFi Settings.
IP Address conflict issues
Sometimes the IP Address can also create the problem and Reolink camera wont connect to wifi. Each device that you would like to connect with WiFi needs a dedicated IP address to enable it for establishing a communication channel. Your router may not be able to assign a valid IP address or there could be a conflict with an existing device over the same network.
Confirm that the camera is connected to the router properly
Your Reolink camera should be connected to the home or office router via Ethernet cable. Check whether the LED on the port of router is lit up.You can also try changing a different (shorter) Ethernet cable and can try other available port on the router. Reboot to see if issue is resolved and still if reolink camera is not connecting then launch Reolink Client software on the computer in the same network. Click Add Device->Scan in LAN to see whether the camera shows up. If the camera shows up, double click it to log in. If not, Reboot and reset reolink camera to factory settings.
The encryption mode of your WiFi network is incorrect.
The Reolink cameras do not support WEP encryption method as it is outdated and not secure. We strongly recommend users to change the encryption method to WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK. Although most routers are set up on this encryption method and end users who are setting up cameras using a phone hotspot too need to ensure the right type of encryption is selected to establish connection.