Wyze cam pixelated (solved)

The Wyze Cam pixelated issue is very common in a situation where there's no good communication between the camera and the router or you are using a slow Internet connection for your smartphone.

Most of the time, you can solve this problem by just adjusting those things.

Let's take a look at how to fix the problem.

How to fix the Wyze cam pixelated issue

The video is converted into digital data (IP packets) that travels over your network and the Internet, so you need to help the camera to have a stable and robust connection to your router to avoid packet loss and the pixelization.

How to change the Wyze camera wi-fi

Here are some tips to improve the camera communication to the Wi-Fi router.

Install the camera close to the Wi-Fi router.

This is not an easy task because sometimes your router is too far away from the camera, and you can't move it closer. Still, I recommend you to try your best to reduce the distance between the devices to avoid communication problems.

Get a clear line of sight from the camera to the router

The bandwidth is affected by objects that block and bounce the Wi-Fi signal, so please  avoid having obstacles between the camera and the router.

Change the Wi-Fi channel

The Wyze camera uses the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi band, which has many interferences from other devices installed nearby. There are 11 different channels in your router, but only 3 of them (1,6 and 11) are considered "clean channels" to avoid interference. 

To reduce Wi-Fi interference, you can change the channels in your router, try using the numbers 1, 6, and 11, and please don't ever think about using the other ones. 

Perhaps your neighbors are not using channels 2, 3, or 9, and you may think these are good channels to avoid interference, but please don't do that.

You still will get some interference from that; if you want to learn the technical details, read the article Wireless Network Design for CCTV.

Use a Wi-Fi repeater

If the Wi-Fi signal is too weak, you may try using a Wi-Fi repeater.

This type of repeater can boost the signal and help reach the far away devices from the router (like your Wyze Cam).

Update the camera firmware

Electronic devices always befit from firmware updates. Perhaps that could be the solution to fix the pixelization problem, so visit the Wyze Cam website and look for the latest firmware available for your camera.

Update the router firmware

Perhaps the problem is in the router, and an update can help.

Visit the router's manufacturer page and look for the latest firmware.

Reset the camera to the factory default settings

It's a good idea to reset the camera and start fresh as the last alternative to solve the problem. Read the article How to factory reset Wyze Cam v2.

Replace the camera

The worst case scenario is a hardware problem.

If nothing else solves the pixelation problem, perhaps the camera is defective and you need to replace it. Talk to seller about the problem and ask for a replacement.

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Conclusion

When you get your Wyze Cam pixelated most of the time, the problem is related to data traffic, so make sure to check all the details explained in this article and have the problem solved.

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