Re: After latest update 22.214.171.124, Arlo can't communicate with server (offline) but works on HomeKit
In the last 5 days or so I've started experiencing this issue. I read this forum last night and followed the "solve" steps. I removed all my devices (base station and two cameras) from the app. I turned off the base station and reset it. It took me a few times, but the base station finally connected to the internet and I got it added back. I reconnected the two cameras and all was working well....for about two hours. The base station has disconnected again. Between this and the "cannot complete operation" fiasco from the last couple of months I am done with Arlo. This is absolutely ridiculous.
I hope that someone can help me. I just purhased the Arlo Pro 2 system. I have installed it following the diretions and updated all the firmware.
The problem is that it is always going offline and doesn't come back without a hard reset (sometimes takes several hard resets on each device, 2 cameras and a base station)
We have satellite intenet and it does go down in storms etc. but shouldn't the devices reset and resynch when the internet comes back up? I have not found a way to reset them remotely. I have the app on my iphone and I also use the internet app on my laptop.
Any suggestions would be helpful. I am deaf and cannot call support and they do not seem to answer the chat (it goes "connecting to an agent and stays there...)
Discovered while traveling that VMB4000 Base Station intermittently goes offline; but comes back online after random number of days, possibly associated with a motion detection. Checked installed firmware (remotely) as 126.96.36.199_2772 (June2019). Latest available appears to be 1.14.02_2776 (Aug2019), but that does not seem to be auto-installing on my system. Am unable to troubleshoot while traveling, but I can ping my LAN remotely and verify that internet is working and no power outage at times that base station is offline. I always use PC to access Live View, not a mobile App. System has been in service 1.5 years. This problem just started approx 2 weeks ago. Cameras are on AC power (not battery) but that should not affect Base Station anyway.
Noticed this topic after opening a new converstion for the same issue. Have discovered this prolem while traveling July - Aug, so problem may have started in June at same time as this thread and I didn't notice. A point not mentioned in these posts so far is that my Base Station comes back online after random number of days, possibly associated with a motion detection event. Since I am traveling I am not able to troubleshoot, but I have verified my LAN power and internet connection are OK when Base Station is offline.
Pulling out the USB drive didn't help my base station. Still shows offline in the app despite all green lights indicating otherwise.
But I finally solved the problem by getting a Ring floodlight camera. 😛
I'm going to sell my two Arlo Pro cameras as they still work.
It’s likely to happen again the same time the next day.
I really can't beleive this issue is still going on.... Arlo releases an update to incorporate HomeKit - and there's absolutely no mention of the fact that probably 50% or more of Arlo Pro 2 - VMB4000 - users have a totally bunk system that is still going offline since the May update..... Its almost like they are alwasy behind the 8-ball trying to keep promises they've made - and are only focused on new implimentations and not fixing the bugs that are introduced along the way with their shotty updates....
I've had a ticket in with "tier 2 support" for 2 months - and literally have not even received and update via phone or email.... I called once a few weeks ago - and was told someone would follow up. I never even heard back....
@JamesC is there any updates on this issue?? Its so widespread and just need resolution at this point... Thanks for any help
My base station shows offline. I’ve taken all recommended action in this community (remove all devices, reset, try to add base station, etc) to no avail. Could it be I simply have a bad base station?
Happens to me everytime I open the app. Your device appears to be offline. NONSENSE! I close the app and open it again and then everything loads. EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app it does this. I do not have one single apple device so it has nothing to do with apple or homekit. It does this on wifi and 4gLTE. Does it if I'm home, if I'm at work, if I'm 100 miles away, does it everytime. Did all normal troubleshooting, restarts, clear cache, clear data, uninstall app notjing fixes it. Android BTW.
The problem is not on thr end users side. The arlo servers and data centers are overloaded, that is why it happens. My sources at Microsoft who have sources at amazon (aws) tell me that same thing. Overloaded servers.
I have powered off, reset, and removed, numerous times, resultly in a waste of so many hours. This system worked fine until the firmware update of July 26. I decided to try again today, after a few days. Now it won’t even find my base station. I am extremely frustrated with this system and the lack of support. They really ought to fix this. I am not the only person having this problem!
Like dozens of others I am having this same problem and the most frustrating thing is that tech support not only has no solutions and no ideas, they also are unaware that this is a problem reported by many, many users. Like others, I am returning this useless system to CostCo wherer I bought it a week ago.
My base station was also going offline. I removed my local storage USB flash drive and it did improve things. However, it's still not perfect. My base station still goes offline, but not as frequently and for much shorter periods. As in maybe once a day or once every two days, and only for a minute at a time. I tried emailing Arlo twice about this issue and not a peep back. I really hope they fix this so I can resume my local storage.
I changed over to a brand new base station recently and confirmed that it also fell over twice a day but at a different time to the original base station.
I then added the original base to the network just as a additional siren with the USB installed and it has not gone offline since.
In my opinion this confirms that the USB is not causing the offline issue and it is likely that the arlo server is triggering the base lockups conditions regularly.
My understanding is that the “operation cannot be completed” issue was resolved with a server update by arlo.
The offline issue appeared for me after a base firmware update back in May, three firmware updates ago. The second last update resolved the Timezone changing issue after the offline event occurred.
My Arlo cameras worked great before they installed the NBN.
Now the base station goes off line almost every day. The cameras sometimes are off line whilst the base station is still online. Either way, they have to be brought back inside and synced again with the base station which I have to disconect and re-connect to my router almost every day. When the base station is off line, sometimes the green light is on, sometimes there is no light at all.
I've removed the base station and the cameras before and hard re-set the base station, connected it all up again and waited. I think they lasted 3 days. I have no computer knowledge so I don't know anything about checking the router etc. As I said, before the NBN all good, after the NBN, not good at all.
I can't keep doing this. My internet provider says wifi is working as I have it on my other devices without any issues. Is there anything else I can do? Base station VMB3000, 3 cameras and a doorbell.
I have had the same thing twice now. "The base station is offline, make sure it is connected to the internet" bla bla bla.
Three green lights, my router indicates it is connected properly and it has worked normal fro about half a year. About a month ago this message first appeared. I have then tried to reboot the base station as well as my router and the only that helped was removing all devices including the base station within the app and adding them one by one. Then putting back in all schedules and parameters for recording; everything back to normal...
4 days ago, same message appeared. All indications the same and nothing helped just like before, except removing everything and adding it again.
This is a serious pain. Even in case of a power interruption or network problem, the base station (or system as a whole) should be able to come back online without this nonsense of having to delete and re-add all devices every time.
Sure, it is fine if it is a hiccup for once but reading other users' threads here i'm not alone.
I have 3 cams connected now and 2 still in their boxes, but am hesitant to mount and add them now.
I think it is important to realize the app says the base station is offline, while in fact it isnt. Netgear should get this sorted. There's plenty of similar threads here.
My neighbor was enthusiastic about my setup and now i'm going to tell hem to hold his horses or get a different brand. Sad...