One of my outdoor eufyCam2 was frequently “unavailable” in HomeKit and HomeCam, despite working fine in the eufySecurity app.
I was using some janky 2009 apple airport extremes, so I bit the bullet and upgraded to the Eero pro mesh system (which rocks btw). Things were initially great, but the North Driveway cam started going unavailable again. North Driveway and South Driveway cameras are literally less than 3’ apart, equidistant to the HomeBase2.
After reading online about tearing down and rebuilding the Eufy network, and how that solved issues for many after upgrading to Eero and HKSV etc, I decided to give it a whirl. Did I mention I upgraded both of my phones to iOS14 last night?
My HomeBase2 absolutely refuses to do anything at all. I connect with a LAN cable to a backhaul switch in the homeschool room, I connect the LAN cable directly to an Eero mesh point, and I connect the LAN cable directly into the Eero master/router. I’ve power cycled my cable modem and the Eero network. This is what it does:
- Boots up normally
- Light turns blue
- App scans QR code
- App does one of two things:
A) App demands that I reset the HomeBase2
B) App tells me that I’ve scanned the wrong QR code, and offers to help me find the right one
B1) App tells me that the 8 digit code (manually entered) is incorrect
- Reset HomeBase2 with shitty little button
A) HomeBase2 confirms the reset is complete
I now have no working cameras