Re: Cameras keep saying Connecting...
I have a few questions for the thread:
- Which Model/Cameras are affected by this?
- Which Device/Model are you experiencing this issue with?
- What OS version is the device running
- Which version of the Arlo app are you using?
- Do the videos appear in the library over the web portal?
Which Model/Cameras are affected by this? Arlo Pro, hardware H8
Which Device/Model are you experiencing this issue with? Cameras above; Base station model VMB4000r3
What OS version is the device running? Camera firmware 1.092.0.26_48_988; Base station firmware 22.214.171.124_3541_dfa97b7
Which version of the Arlo app are you using? Issue with both web portal and Android app. 2.12_28100, released 8/12/2020
Do the videos appear in the library over the web portal? Nope. Nor do the cameras connect for the live feed. Just like the app, it spins then says can't connect. But camera status shows they are connected to the base station.
As usual, a bunch of time wasting useless questions, all answers or any answer doesn’t change anything.
I’m having same problem with one of my Pro cameras, suddenly recordings do not appear any where after notifications, at same time cannot live view.
Questions asked by Arlo seem to be just a waste of time, when you’re experiencing same problem with Android, iOS and Windows, have your latest firmware and app version installed.
Only valid question should be, as usual, “why is this happening and what Arlo component failed this time?”.
Looks like some videos are now starting to show up in library, not all just some.
Out of six notifications I was only able to see two videos, where in hell are the other ones going and how many of Arlo servers are down?
They've got 4 days left to fix it before I dump Arlo for good and move on.
Same here. For 2 or my 4 cameras, I get notification alert from iOS-app, but no video recorded, and no email notification sent. If I try to stream from the two cameras, I get "the device failed to connect, please try again".
Also, one of my other cameras has started going offline all the time, then maybe back next day. Power cycling sometimes helps for a bit, sometimes not.
This has been going on the the past couple of weeks. What a **bleep**show.
I have 2 Camera's (out of 5) constantly going offline, and when they are online nothing is saved in the library but I do get notifications. This has been about 2 weeks now. I Have tried everything from re-syncing each camera, to factory resetting the entire system, nothing works for more than a few hours then back to offline. I'm dead in the water, blind as a bat. Arlo please release a fix or roll back.
Same here, nothing is working since around two weeks ago...
I've contacted support all last week, gave them updates, and heard nothing from them. Just like one user stated, a waste of a day. I provided my case number with everything i've done and they still tell me to do the exact same thing. I don't know if they are thinking the problem will go away???
There seems to be more people experiencing the same issue. I really hope Arlo acknowledges the problem. I can understand and be patient if that was the response that i got. But from them to deny that there is a problem, asking me to upgrade to a newer camera..that is what bothers me the most.
- Which Model/Cameras are affected by this? Arlo Pro - 2 out of 4 of my cameras are having this issue routinely in the last week or so
- Which Device/Model are you experiencing this issue with? Hardware H8
- What OS version is the device running. Occurs in both Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6 and iPhone 11 iOS 13.6.1
- Which version of the Arlo app are you using? iOS 2.19 (990) from Aug 8, 2020
- Do the videos appear in the library over the web portal? No - can't review on either iPhone or laptop
Issues has extended to no only not recording, but now 2 out of 4 are Offline repeatedly and even with restart they show up for a period of time and then go offline again. Extremely frustrating!
Same issues. After being gone for a week discovered that my cameras had not been working for at least 4 days in that time. 2 days ago no recordings again in the library. Checked the sd card and have dozens of recordings on all days, i would say less than 10% were uploaded. Of that 10%, 2 of 5 cameras uploaded the other 3 did not. Have a smart hub updated to latest firmware version and 4 pro ultra cameras, 1 arlo pro 2 and 1 arlo pro. Interestingly the package I bought two years ago was 4 ultras and the base, the ultras are the ones not uploading at all right now. With all the issues I am seriously considering dumping my almost 2 grand worth of arlo junk and buying something else. By the way the cvr program is an absolute joke, trying to find certain activity on the continuous recording is utterly impossible. Honestly i have had countless issues with this stuff over 2 years and would not recommend it to anyone.
My problem is almost identical to yours (I almost thought I wrote it, it sounded so close). I went from alerting/not recording to now having the issue of losing connection (upon trying base station restarts to try to get the problem fixed). Hearing nothing from Arlo on this is frustrating... at this point I won't be recommending to anyone anytime soon to go this vendor's route.
Additionally, I'm considering reaching out to my contacts in the tech industry press to publicize Arlo's lack of care for their remaining customers.
I've gone this route with Google and let's just say I'm expecting my class action check any day now. Don't underestimate the power consumers have once the press is involved.
Looks like they pushed a new Base firmware
I don't know if you need to remove all your cameras and add them back in or not. But it didn't put the cameras online or anything. All my cameras are still offline and not connected.
But i guess its a start. When i get some time today, i'll try removing the battery on the camera to see if that works.
So i needed to remove and re-add the camera to the base. Things look promising, after re-adding the cameras, i can now view live stream, motion works and its being recorded on all cameras. Before only some would work. So lets see how long this will hold up.
Before after a few hours, things would go back to normal. So i'll update after a few hours to see how things are going.
Thanks for the update, @rheng. My base station updated to the same firmware also. I'm rebooting my base station to see if it automatically reconnects the disconnected cameras. I've done this dozens of times over the last couple weeks and some reconnect after reboot, but fail within a few hours again.
Will post my results after a few hours.
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