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I have had WeMo since the first year they came out. Most of the time we set them up and forget the set up, because they work so well! This week I changed my home network to a Linksys Velop. So I had to reinstall all of my 8 WeMo switches and light switches. I had forgotten how to do so!


Since I finally figured it out again with some help from WeMo, I thought I would post steps here for all, as WeMo demos don't cover it well.


I love WeMo! Good luck!


Set up only one device at a time! Unplug all, except installed light switches to start.


Set up switch
Unplug all. Hold down top reset button while plugging in.
Hold for 5 seconds. Let go. Switch will cycle through color lights.
Wait for flashing blue - gold. Then plug light into WeMo switch.
Go to iPad settings. Select wi-fi. Look for WeMo switch.
Select it and then wait for check mark and full bars at top.
Open WeMo app and it should take you to switch set up.
You will choose your switch name. (Add atop, instead of WeMo name), your network and password, add email address and then hopefully see WeMo device on WeMo list.
If any step fails, go to iPad first. Double click on home button.
Close all open apps and then repeat all steps from beginning.
This should solve.


Set up light switch after installation by electrician.
Press reset button (bottom right one) for 1 second. Release.
Then press and hold bottom left button for 5 seconds.
Look at iPad settings to see if you find WeMo light switch.
If so, proceed as above with switch steps from here.
If not, close all open iPad apps as described above.
Then repeat button pushes to find WeMo on settings and complete all steps.


Grouping rules
Choose rules. Choose two or more devices with checks.
Set time on and off for entire group. Works great!

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Making the place 'look lived in'

by codepoet on ‎02-16-2017 02:51 PM

to control Wemo switches, in the Wemo App, it would be *very* convient in the rules to say "on at 6pm +/- random 0-15 min", off at "11pm +/- random 0-15 min"


that way, the house would apear more 'lived in' than 'scheduled'


if the switches can't handle randomness, then the app could simply 'update each day with a new value as it passes'


so, with one setting, i could set "Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri" on @ 6:00pm +/- 0:15, off @ 11:00pm +/- 0:15


and I may get

M: on 6:08 off 10:55

T:  on 5:55 off 11:15

W: on 6:01 off 10:48

Th: on 6:10 off 10:58

F: on 5:49 off 11:05

M: on 5:51 off 10:52


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Low voltage WeMo

by PeterJameson ‎02-16-2017 07:04 AM - edited ‎02-16-2017 07:17 AM

Greetings all


I know what I'm suggesting here is covered by the WeMo Maker, but a simple WeMo that operates from low voltage and will also switch low voltage would be a great product.


Over the past year or two, I've seen many posts from users who would benefit greatly from such a devlce as they do not need the advanced features of the Maker. They just want to switch things like low voltage LED party lights or small motors and the like, and as it is they have to turn to a WeMo Maker or operate a relay from an ordinary WeMo switch when in fact they don't really want or need to connect to the mains at all.


Come on Belkin. Give me a reply. Let me know that you've read this post!



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Just purchased a Wemo maker, with the intention of doing home automation using Google Home Assistant.  But I notice that what's currently available in IFTTT's Wemo Maker integration, only deals with manipulating the relay.  Does anyone know of a way to poll for the status of the Maker's sensor, on demand via IFTTT?  That way you might be able to set up something like "OK Google, check the garage door" and have it report that the door was opened or closed, based on whether the sensor is triggered or not.  THANKS

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We have a rule to turn on the bulbs 1% at sunset.
When i enter the room (detected by motion) i want the bulbs to go 100% for an surtain amount of time and back again to 1%.


FIXED - Google Home NOT FINDING WEMO Wall Socket Switch.

by Anonymous ‎02-07-2017 11:25 AM - edited ‎02-07-2017 11:51 AM

UPDATE - FIXED... guess I did'nt try it ALL...a factory reset on one device made them ALL work!



Hmm....  I think I've tried it all (even waited on hold with support for 30 min) and no luck.  I can't seem to get Google Home to 'find' my WEMO Socket Switches - Firmware Versions WeMo_WW_2.00.10937.PVT-OWRT-SNS


Anyone? Thanks in Advance!





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Better Groupings

by foleyaadam on ‎02-06-2017 06:28 PM
Maybe I'm missing something but I can't seem to group my wemo plugs with wemo light bulbs or light switches. I can put multiple bulbs together but not with a switch or plug. This seems pretty silly since I can group them with my Amazon echo. I would just also like to have a one touch button on my phone too.
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Time or Sunset On, Manual off

by ppeace on ‎02-03-2017 02:05 AM
You're leaving the house in the day and returning at an unknown time in the eve. Light comes on at sunset. You're forced on WeMo app to specify a time to switch off. You want this to be bedtime but this is different evert night. But the light switches off at a specified time while you're watching TV. Alternatively, you can cancel the daily sunset On and timed Off but you must now remember to turn this schedule on again the next day.

The uncatered-for use case is someone wanting the light to come on at sunset for security and then to stay on until manual switch off.

This is especially helpful to people who do not have the mobile next to them all the time and who walk over to the socket switch at bedtime.
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simple push button for smart devices

by JMW on ‎02-02-2017 02:26 PM

I was wondering if you knew of or could possibly make something that I can turnb on or off the smart devices without getting my phone. Similar to the FLIC Smart button (or get compatible with them). 


Example: I have a ceiling fan that only has one switch to control it so I must pull the chains to turn of lights if I want to leave the fan on. I put in a smart bulb so I can control it without the chain.A small button I could put on the wall by my door or on my dresser that I can just press to turn on or off the bulb without grabbing my phone or cutting power to the bulb by pulling the chain would really up the accessability.


I am sure there would also be many more uses as well. Check out the FLIC button, seems very interesting.

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WeMo quit working on all devices

by jwwhite001 on ‎02-02-2017 05:38 AM

I have an Insight and a Link. Last night they both stopped working at the same time. Just out of the blue. I noticed both of them were blinking yellow. No rules were in affect and nothing was being done at the time. Went into the app and they did not show up. I unplugged, plugged back in, same result. Waited a couple hours, nothing ever came back online. I finally did a factory reset and re-configured everything. That solved the problem, but what would cause that issue. I can understand maybe one item having a problem, but both at the same time???


Also, after I reset everything the rules don't seem to work properly. They work but the timing is way off.  I had a light that comes on at 5:45 am and turns off at 6:30. It came on at 5:45 but went off at 5:50. 


My insight turns my coffee maker on at 5:45 and leaves it on for 2 hours. It came on, but only stayed on for about 5 minutes.

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Wemo maker with Echo support

by eclipse01 on ‎01-31-2017 02:38 PM

Would be nice to not have to mess with IFTTT to make this work.

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troubleshooting help?

by jas234 on ‎01-29-2017 03:00 PM

I recently acquired a F7C030 wall switch with the goal of using it to control the outside front lights.  One switch controls two lights on either side of the garage door, and the porch light.


When I install the WEMO only the two lights by the garage door turn on.  The porch light stays off.


Any ideas why this is so?




thank you

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Wemo Link cannot connect to wifi

by db1 on ‎01-29-2017 01:00 PM


Even after resetting the wemo link i am not able to connect with the wifi. I get the chance to see my WeMo.Link.5C0 just for a few seconds but it does not connect. Only an error ocures that it cannot be connected. What is wrong, it seems that the link is not transmitting a signal for long term. The led is blinking green in the beginning and then it blinks amber.

What can i do?

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Really basic question

by Socrates on ‎01-28-2017 08:15 AM

Right now I have a mechanical timer that I have to frequently adjust because of changinging sunset times.  The problem is that it's in a bad location and it's difficult reaching the timer.  Basically, the adjustment is a PIA.


I'm interested in purchasing ONE WeMo switch (probably the mini) to replace the mechanical timer.  That way, I can do the adjustments without knocking over tables and lamps.  I have an iPhone-7 and, of course, a WiFi system.  I do not have anything to use as a hub and I can't justify the expense of a hub simply to support one switch.


I tried the iDevices switch and, without a hub, the only thing that I could do was basic ON and OFF.  I was completely unable to set any automatic functions.


Will the WeMo switch do the job for me?  Ideally, I would do a "ON at sunset and OFF at midnight" and then I'd never have to adjust it.  However, I can live with basic on/off timing that I'd have to change periodically.  Again, remember NO hub!



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When my Nest thermostat goes into away mode, and it's night time, I want my Wemo switch to turn on, so that a light is on when I'm not home.


When my Nest thermostat goes into home mode, regardless of day or night, I want my Wemo switch to turn off.


I'm struggling to find the right rule configurations to achieve the above.  I can configure rules that I think will work, trigger them by manually setting my Nest thermostat to away or home, and they work as expected, turning my Wemo switch, and therefore my light on and off.  But, if I let the rules run automatically they don't net the desired outcome.  If I leave during the day, return at night, well after dark, and check the state of the light from the street or from the app, I find that the light isn't on, despite Nest being away.


How do I achieve the desired outcome?

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Alternative triggers for Netcam

by TechChick on ‎01-25-2017 06:02 AM

Currently my Netcam can be set up to take a photo and email it to me triggered my motion.  I would like to be able to trigger a photo by a rule.  Perhaps when motion is sensed by a Wemo Switch + Motion, or on a schedule, or via IFTTT.

The motion sensor on the Netcam is way too sensitive.  Just the change of sun angle coming trhough a window can trigger it... if I set up images emailed by motion I get maybe 50 emails per day, rendering this feature useless.  

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I have 1 switch and from my own network i can manage it (most of the time from myiPhone after restarting the app)

But from outside it will not work and i am unable to connect.

I have all the DNAT rules in place;

3478 TCP/UDP

3475 TCP

5228 TCP

8443 TCP

8080 TCP

I need to get this working and have this 1 switch to test, did i get all the ports or do i need to open more?


Kind regards,


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I use to live with my brother. We both have wemo devices. I moved and took my wemo devices with me. I set my devices up on my new home network but when i open my wemo app i cam still see and control his devices and he can still see and control my devices. How do i correct this problem?

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Immersion remote control

by beelouds on ‎01-22-2017 09:29 AM

I have an electric water heater controlled by this (link below) -  and I'd like to replace it with the wemo maker. I have zero experience with electrical wiring and the safety precausions needed so really hoping for some laymans advice if possible.




I've seen a couple of similar posts for this, but haven't quite got the answer I'm looking for.  I've been looking at a lightwaveRF, which seems to do the job as their switch is 'rated for up to 3000W' - but its way to expensive, and i already have a wemo maker given as a present.


So, is there a way to rewire / replace the electisaver to basically just control the immersion with a wemo maker ?