Hello Arlo Customers,
We are aware of a reported issue for some customers where the Arlo Base Station is appearing offline. We are actively investigating this issue and working to resolve it.
If you are currently experiencing this issue please reply to this thread with the following details so we can further isolate the issue:
Base Station firmware:
Device type showing offline (Arlo, Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Baby, Arlo Q, etc.):
Internet Service Provider:
Exact error message:
The application used (iOS, Android, Web):
We apologize for the inconvenience,
Base station is connected to the internet, but it appears (in the app) as if it is offline and cannot (apparently) connect to the cameras rendering the whole system totally useless. This seemed to happen last night. When I went to connect to one of the cameras, for a few seconds it did connect, then it went into this "Your base station is offline" situation. We are with Spectrum internet and the internet is fine as is the wireless. This is an Arlo specific situation. Can someone at Arlo get us a fix asap?
If you are just reaching this thread allow me to save you some time.
1. I'm based in Australia and my base station has been offline for almost 24hrs now. Last recorded image 10:48pm GMT +10.
2. Netgear have pushed out an update that has caused various issues for some (not all) Arlo users.
3. Rebooting your base station does not fix the problem but its worth trying.
4. Some users can't access their cameras, some the entire base station is offline.
5. Some users that have had their issue resolved are finding random cameras dropping off and missing scenes/modes.
6. Netgear are being tight lipped on the exact cause AND an ETA for service resolution. Despite the forum posted stating resolved many users are still experiencing ongoing issues (your not alone).
If you are experiencing any of these things the best thing to do is post to this forum. A moderator will pick up your comment and ask you to send them your serial number. Do not post your serial number in this public forum.
Hope this saves someone some time.
I have 2 base stations & a premium account. One base is online and the other now says Arlo device offline(one camera).. This base & camera monitor my Dad because he has health issues. It’s vital this base/camera properly function. The frequency of these types of issues with Arlo are increasing. Do you not do quality control??!! If you don’t start doing better I will move to a different vendor. This is becoming unacceptable.
base stations showing offline for 16 hrs after attempt at firmware update. app suggests base station is not powered or connected. 3 lights blinking...power cycled...no help.
cant access devices in app
Agreed with those frustrated by Netgear support/quality. Took me 5 months to get a faulty camera replaced (logged with support in Jan, replaced finally in May) and their support people couldnt understand why I was getting frustrated. Zero care or follow up from Netgear support.
I think we just have to accept that Netgear have become a low margin high volume consumer product organisation and in that model customer service and quality control are always minimum viable effort.
Base Station firmware: Not available
Device type showing offline (Arlo, Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Baby, Arlo Q, etc.): Arlo, Arlo Pro
Internet Service Provider: Spectrum
Exact error message: Your Arlo device appears offline. Please make sure it is powered on and connected to the internet. Visit support.arlo.com for help.
The application used (iOS, Android, Web): Android, Web
Not completely fixed.
VMB4000r3 base station. Firmware 188.8.131.52_20963
Can access Mode and Settings again. Cameras are all online. Cameras do detect motion and record acordingly.
1. Cameras do not send Push Notification. Settings in Mode are correct. Critical issue for us with this camera system.
2. When using the IOS ap, Version 2.5.0 released May 4, 2018, the Library shows 1,151 videos, even though they have been viewed already via the Website access on my Windows 10 desktop.
Latest firmware has caused issues. Cameras not recording at all since about 10:00pm MDT last night (5/14/18) but everything does show as online and live view works.
Device type showing offline: Arlo
Internet Service Provider: TPG
Exact error message: BAse station is offline
The application used (iOS,
Hi. My problem started May 14, after updating the Arlo app to the new version 2.5.0 on my iPhone X, with latest ios.
I have 2 basestations and 6 cameras.
The problems are random, some appear as offline, few minutes later they are ok but other is appeaering offline. But they do work, I got notifications if movements or sounds are discovered. I can not connect to edit or switch my rules or modes.
I also run the app on an iPad pro, with Arlo app version 2.4.9 and here almost ecerything works. Some strange things have happened with the rules and also som cameras are now shown were they are not supposed to be.
I so regret that I updated the iPhones Arlo app, but I’m wating to get aoption with different notification sound.
Also, it was hard to find that others have problems too, so at LOT of my time was spoiled, because of the DIY support solution, and the chat, how long must one wait ? = )
Is there a way to “downdate” the app ? So I get version 2.4.9 back.
Hope You working for a solution
Michael in Sweden
Base station says it is back online now but no recordings now for two days. Only live is working. Really getting tired of this happening over and over. Went two years with no problems and now problem after problem for the past 4 months. Was thinking about upgrading cameras but now I’m thinking of getting a different brand of cameras since these are no longer reliable.
Device type showing offline: Arlo Pro
Internet Service Provider:Comcast
Exact error message: “Your base station is offline”
The application used (iOS, Android, Web):
Support please pm me so that I can serial#, etc.
There are probably thousands of people with this problem that aren’t finding this forum. I hope there’s a more universal approach to fixing issues in the future.