12-27-2017 12:32 PM
Perhaps this will help. Had the same issues described by others. All the suggested solutions that I tried failed for me. As a final act of desperation, I changed my router to use G-mode only. The mini-plug connected without further setup; it simply connected on its own. The WeMo app recognized the device was now on the network.
It's possible that this is an artifact of my router. I have a dual band router that I had rooted with dd-wrt. Other devices had no problem with the mixed G and N environment on 2.4 GHz that I used previously. That included over a dozen devices such a cell phones, notebook computers, Nook readers, Google tablets, Roku, Vizio TV, etc. But the WeMo mini was not happy with the mixed G/N setting. And I was able to replicate the behavior multiple times. Nonetheless, this change will work for me since I run the 5 Ghz band in N-mode only; using the 2.4 Ghz band as G-only is OK.
Hope this helps someone else.
12-30-2017 07:27 PM
12-30-2017 07:51 PM - edited 12-30-2017 07:54 PM
Is your 2.4Ghz on 20Mhz channel width? Not 20/40 or 40..but just 20...
If that doesn't work do you have an quick "open" test guest network to see if switch is outright defective.
01-06-2018 06:28 PM
TLDR: if you previously set up the WeMo plug and it's not connecting, follow the steps below. The goal is to eliminate factors that makes the plug difficult to coonect.
I had no problem with my WeMo mini plug when I first setup. Although the app was slow, very slow, but it works fine.
I had all my 3 WeMo plugs flashing amber light the other day. Unplug and plug it back in didn't work. Found this thread to reset my plugs. During set up, the app was not able to connect the plug to my router.. I checked everything in my router and it's all good. Reboot the router to eliminate a possible cause and the plug still won't connect to my router even though the SSID and password were typed correctly many times and tripple checked.
While checking settings on my router, I saw that I have dual bandwidth turned on. So I turned that off and make sure the channel is still 11. Plus, I set it to support 802.11 N only. This limited the scope it can go wrong while setting up the WeMo to connect to the router.
After all that elimination, finally, all my plugs connect to the router properly. I went back to the router admin page to change things back to dual bandwidth. The plug has been working properly ever since.
01-12-2018 07:11 PM
After reading your post, I thought about playing with the Mode on my 2.4GHz wireless network. My Mode was set to: "Up to 600 Mbps" and I reduced it to "Up to 54Mbps" and that did the trick for me. That wireless mode is the Legacy Mode, with a maximum speed of up to 54 Mbps for b/g networks.
01-19-2018 06:56 PM
01-22-2018 02:14 PM
Try to reboot your router and if the issue still persists, follow scenario 1 on this link. Also, if that won't work we'll have this taken care of by our 2nd Level Support Team for further assistance and email us at WemoCares@belkin.com along with the following details:
01-30-2018 08:58 AM
I had the same problem. When I recently changed my wifi router I had to set up all of my wireless devices on a new network with a new password. Everything went great, until I started on my two Wemos. I lost all ability to set up the Wemo swithces. The app fails repeatedly and tells me it can't connect.
I tried over and over but never got to the fifteenth attempt as you did (kudos to your patience!) I stopped my attempts at about fourteen. Step fifteen was to toss them in a drawer. Remarkable how unfrustrating that step was. I bought two competing brands as replacements and viola'!, they worked first time out of the box.
Live and learn. I bought my last Wemo....... Good luck to all!!