Eufy Homebase acts as the hub for compatible Eufy cameras and as a network booster. Primary, the Homebase is connected to your home network through an ethernet cable. However, you can also switch to wireless mode at your will. So, how to connect your Eufy Homebase to WIFI?
To switch to wireless mode, first set up the Eufy Homebase through the conventional ethernet method. Once the hub is connected to your network, use the Eufy Security app to switch to Wi-Fi mode and ditch the ethernet cable.
In this post, I will walk you through the steps to set up your Homebase through the ethernet cable and switch to wireless mode through the app. Let’s get rolling.
How Do I Connect Eufy Homebase to Wi-Fi?
To connect your Homebase to Wi-Fi, set up the device on the Eufy security app through the ethernet cable. Once the hub is connected to your network, on the Eufy Security app,> choose the Homebase > set up a Wi-Fi connection to switch to.
The setup procedure applies for all Homebase versions (Homebase 1, 2, or 3). All you need is your mobile device, the hub, and router access; you will be done in no time.
First, download the Eufy Security App to your mobile device and set up a Eufy account. Ensure that you select the correct location and allow the necessary app permissions to grant the app access.
Note: Ensure that your mobile device is connected to the same router Wi-Fi network and that you disable any VPN running on it. This allows it to discover and find new devices on your network.
If your Homebase is already connected, you can skip the setup process and move to the “changing Wi-Fi connection” section.
Setting Up the Homebase with Ethernet Cable
At this point, the Eufy Security app is all set up. Follow these simple steps to add your Homebase to it;
- Open the Eufy Security app
- Tap the “+” icon to add a new device.
- Choose your device type. Select the device model (Homebase, Homebase 2, or 3).
- Select or set up a new home. If you already have a home setup, add the device or tap “Add New Home” to set up a new home for your devices.
- Connect the Homebase to power and router. Use the power adapter to power up the Homebase. Plug one end of the ethernet cable into the LAN port and connect the other end to a working router ethernet port. Tap
- Wait for the LED indicator to turn blue. Once connected, give the Homebase a minute to sync and connect to your network. The LED status indicator changes from Red to Blue. Tap Next on the App.
- Scan the QR code. Scan the QR code on the bottom of the Homebase or choose the manual option and enter your Serial number. After scanning, you should get a voice prompt from the Homebase saying it has received a pairing request.
- Press the SYNC button. When you get the voice alert, press the SYNC button on the back of the device until you hear a beep to accept the pairing request from the app.
- Name your Device. Give your new device a desired name and tap Continue.
- Finish up the setup. Conclude the setup process by customizing your camera settings. Homebase 3 owners have the fancy feature of adding familiar faces for AI recognition. That’s it; your Homebase is all set.
The Homebase is all set; you can add its accessories.
Changing The Homebase Connection to Wi-Fi
After the initial ethernet cable setup, you can change the connection type from wired to wireless through the Eufy security app. Ensure that your mobile device and the Homebase are connected to the same router network and that the Wi-Fi network isn’t isolated.
Also, Eufy Homebase and cameras only support 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks. Ensure this is the network broadcasted by your router. If your router broadcasts both 2.4 and 5 GHz networks on a single Wi-Fi SSID, turn off the 5 GHz option during this process.
Again, where you place the Homebase after ditching the cable could affect your device connectivity. Ensure the spot receives a sufficiently strong Wi-Fi signal.
If your Wi-Fi signal is poor, consider upgrading to a mesh topology network plan or installing a Wi-Fi extender to boost its signal range.
How to connect your Eufy Homebase to Wi-Fi;
- Launch the Eufy Security app on your mobile device
- Tap the Device tab
- Select the Homebase device to customize the settings
- Choose Homebase Settings
- Under General > Wi-Fi Connection
- Select the 4 GHz Wi-Fi network to connect to and enter the correct password. Tap Next
- Give the Homebase a moment to connect automatically to the selected network. The Homebase alerts you with a voice prompt after a successful connection.
- You can remove the ethernet cable.
Also, to successfully connect your Homebase to Wi-Fi, ensure the Wi-Fi network security encryption is set to WPA or WPA2. The network shouldn’t be hidden.
Under ideal conditions, the Homebase can be placed as far as 50ft from the network router. However, this distance varies as different factors, such as your network strength, obstacles between the router and base, and interference, come into play.
Of importance is ensuring that the Wi-Fi signal is evenly distributed within your house and placing the Homebase in a Wi-Fi signal-rich area.
Frequent Asked Questions
Why Won’t My Eufy Homebase Connect to Wi-Fi?
Eufy Homebase won’t connect to Wi-Fi if the network doesn’t meet the minimum requirements. Ensure that you are connecting to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network and that you have disabled any VPN or Adblocker on your mobile device.
When experiencing trouble switching to a Wi-Fi connection, try out these troubleshooting tips;
- Ensure that your router is connected to the internet and broadcasting a 2.4 Wi-Fi network
- Set the Wi-Fi security type encryption to WPA or WPA2
- Power cycle the network router and the Homebase and try reconnecting. Unplug the device from the outlet, wait for a minute, and power them up. If power cycling doesn’t suffice, try resetting the Homebase or contact Eufy customer support.
Does Eufy Homebase Have to Be Connected to The Router?
No. Eufy Homebase doesn’t have to be constantly cable-connected. The ethernet cable connection is mandatory during the initial setup process. Once the Homebase is connected, you can use the Eufy security app to switch the connection type to Wi-Fi and connect to a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network.