Problems with Eero Pro 6, Wemo plug and HomeKit
Anyone having this issue with Wemo plugs being able to Not being able to connect to HomeKit ?
I use to have an Eero Pro and I was able to add the plugs via the wemo app and then to Homekit.
With Eero Pro 6, I'm able to add the plugs via the wemo app but impossible to add them to Homekit. I get an error saying accessory was not found. I have 5 plugs like that.
Sometimes devices will need to be on an exclusive 2.4ghz network during the initial setup process to work correctly, don’t know if it also need it during HomeKit setup (I run Alexa), but I would assume so since HomeKit is a single-step add devices (instead of Alexa’s 3-4 steps).
To temporarily disable 5ghz network (15min at a time), go to Settings > Troubleshoot > My device won’t connect > my device is 2.4ghz only
the previous poster having ability to setup after router/network restart is likely related to this, since the 2.4ghz network comes online much faster than 5ghz on restart.
I have this issue as well, but found a workaround:
Used to be that WeMo devices required you to go into Settings, connect to the WeMo device's own wi-fi network, then launch the WeMo app. This 'legacy' method also works for newer devices (that ask you to scan the HomeKit code) and can be used as a workaround when the newer 'scan to connect' method fails.
In fact, I used the legacy method today to reconnect a light switch and a smart plug that fell off the network and app after a firmware update.
(Make sure to temporarily disable the 5Ghz network on your Eero before attempting the above.)
I’ve noticed that the wemo app crashes all the time regardless of what Wi-Fi. I think it is a wemo problem. The only issue I have is that the wemo devices keep falling off the Wi-Fi and not connecting.
Before I got eero, I had the wemo app crash on me random times. I used to disconnect from my Wi-Fi and access through cellular and that stopped it from crashing. I don’t think that works anymore.
im wondering if the app crashes when it has trouble detecting the devices. And there may be an issue with eero keeping the device on the network.