10-04-2018 07:05 AM
Recently changed my router from an Apple Airport over to Netgear Orbi. Overall I'm loving the wifi speed all over my house, but one thing is driving me crazy...
I have three Belkin WeMo switches - two are connected to the main (as in, not guest) network just fine so I can control them from my phone, but one absolutely will not connect to the main network, but will happily and reliably connect to the Orbi guest network. This is a pain because the WeMo app will only allow remote control of the devices on the same wifi network.
I would be raising this issue over on the WeMo forums if it wasn't for the fact that it connects without any issue whatsoever to the guest network (confirmed by seeing its MAC address in the device list inside the Orbi admin interface).
I have tried everything I can think of to get it working, including...
I am at a loss - I guess I could buy a replacement WeMo and see if that does the trick, but the fact that I can see the **bleep** thing on my guest network (and tested at a separate household and worked fine) makes me blame the Orbi. It also worked just fine on my Airport network.
Can anybody think of anything else I haven't tried? Thank you fine community
10-04-2018 10:08 AM
You can try to temporarily disable the Guest network and reconfigure the Wemo device to see if it will connect to your main network.