Wyze Cam Blinking Yellow and Blue: Diagnosing the Cause and Fixing the Issue

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It can be unsettling when your Wyze Cam suddenly starts blinking yellow and blue instead of maintaining a solid blue light. This blinking pattern indicates the camera is having issues connecting or staying connected to your home WiFi network.

In this article, we’ll provide an in-depth look at why your Wyze Cam may be experiencing this problem and the steps you can take to troubleshoot and resolve the blinking yellow and blue light.

Common Triggers for the Blinking Yellow and Blue Light on Wyze Cam

Several potential culprits could be causing your Wyze Cam to blink yellow and blue. Here are some of the most common triggers that disrupt the camera’s WiFi connectivity and a detailed explanation of each one:

Outdated Firmware Causing Performance Issues

Wyze regularly provides firmware updates that fix bugs, improve connection stability, and enhance the camera’s capabilities. These updates are pushed out every few weeks. Suppose your Wyze Cam is still running old firmware from months ago. In that case, it likely has compatibility problems interacting with your modern router, leading to intermittent WiFi signal dropping.

Outdated firmware can lack the proper protocols and programming to maintain a steady handshake with your router. Checking for and installing the latest Wyze firmware ensures maximum wireless performance.

WiFi Interference from Household Devices

The 2.4GHz band most WiFi routers use can face interference from many household items like microwaves, baby monitors, Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, and more. These devices radiate electromagnetic signals that can degrade the WiFi data signals.

Suppose your Wyze Cam is positioned in an area of your home with multiple electronics, like the kitchen or living room. In that case, the excessive interference can prevent a consistent wireless connection to the router. Manipulating the camera’s location is the best solution.

Poor Placement Outside the WiFi Range

The advertised range of most WiFi routers is about 40 feet indoors with a clear line of sight. However, walls, floors, wood/metal construction, and large obstructions will attenuate the WiFi signals as they pass through.

If your Wyze Cam is located toward the edges of your home layout, the distance and any intervening barriers may be too much for a reliable link back to the router. Checking a WiFi analyzer app can give you visual indications that the signal is too weak in that camera spot.

Overlapping Wireless Channels Causing Interference

Nearby WiFi networks in an apartment or densely populated neighborhood can interfere if they operate on the same channel. This crosstalk on channels 1, 6, or 11 in the 2.4GHz range leads to disrupted connectivity. It’s like trying to talk to someone while others talk loudly around you. The router admin console allows you to scan nearby networks and switch to the clearest non-overlapping channel.

Too Many Connected Devices Overwhelming Your Router

A WiFi router can only handle several simultaneously connected devices that share the available bandwidth. The typical limit is around 20-25 active devices. If you’ve added many smart home gadgets and other WiFi products in addition to the Wyze Cam, it may be too much for your router’s capacity. This leads to slowed speeds and a degraded erratic signal for the camera. Upgrading to a higher-end router with MU-MIMO technology or Mesh WiFi systems can solve this.

Steps to Diagnose and Resolve Blinking Yellow and Blue Light on Wyze Cam

If your Wyze Cam is exhibiting the blinking yellow/blue light showing WiFi connectivity problems, here are the best steps to isolate the cause and regain normal operation:

Update the Firmware

Check the Wyze app to see if any new firmware is available, and update your camera to rule out software bugs causing the blinking light issue. New firmware can resolve network communication issues.

Switch to 5GHz WiFi Band.

The 5GHz band usually has far less interference from household devices because fewer products use this higher frequency. Choose the 5GHz wireless network name instead of 2.4GHz for a more reliable connection in the Wyze app settings. The downside is the shorter range of 5GHz signals.

Change the WiFi Channel on the Router

Access your router admin console and switch to a less crowded WiFi channel like 3 or 8 to avoid overlapping networks that cause interference. Check a WiFi analyzer first to detect congested channels from neighboring WiFi networks.

Move Router to More Central Location

If the router is in a far corner of your home, repositioning it more centrally can provide better coverage and signal strength to your Wyze Cam’s location. Breaking the link budget by having the maximum distance between devices causes issues.

Relocate the Camera Closer to Router

Consider moving your Wyze Cam to a spot closer to your WiFi router for the best wireless performance. Eliminating large obstructions like walls and appliances between the two devices also minimizes signal loss.

Perform Factory Reset and Reconfigure

Resetting your Wyze Cam to default settings and going through setup again can clear any software glitches and forge a fresh WiFi connection. This software reset resolves many intermittent wireless problems when hardware is ruled out.

Clone MAC Address

If your router has MAC address filtering enabled, clone your Wyze Cam’s MAC address to whitelist it and allow connectivity. By default, MAC filtering blocks new devices, so they must be manually allowed.

Check for Defective Hardware

In rare cases of persistent blinking light, your Wyze Cam hardware, like the WiFi/Bluetooth module, may have failed. Contact Wyze support to arrange a replacement if no software fixes resolve the blinking pattern.

Following this structured troubleshooting approach will allow you to methodically isolate the root cause and correct any issues leading to your Wyze Cam exhibiting the blinking yellow and blue light. Paying attention to the wireless environment, router settings, camera firmware, and location will resolve the problem. With consistent WiFi connectivity, your Wyze Cam can get back to keeping your home secure


When your Wyze Cam starts blinking yellow and blue, it can be frustrating not knowing what’s causing the issue or how to fix it. Hopefully, this article clarified the common factors that can disrupt the camera’s WiFi connectivity – things like outdated firmware, interference, weak signal strength, and overloaded routers. Methodically going through the troubleshooting steps outlined above should allow you to identify the specific reason for your Wyze Cam’s blinking light behavior.

The good news is that most of these WiFi connection problems can be resolved through software updates, changing wireless channels, relocating devices, or general wireless optimization. With a bit of patience and tweaking, you should be able to get your Wyze Cam blinking blue again in no time. Reliable connectivity will restore your camera’s live viewing, motion sensing, and smart home integration. And you’ll have the peace of mind knowing your home is being monitored properly.

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About James Beetie

James - a self-confessed nerd - has owned smart home equipment for close to a decade, and he loves communicating the best ways of setting them up... and resolving the various bugs and issues that you'll no doubt come across!