Wyze Cam v3 Ethernet Setup
Wyze (ethernet) Wednesday, 15 February 2023 by paul

If you want to use a Wyze Cam v3 somewhere the Wifi coverage is poor then it is possible to connect it to a wired network. The camera does not have a ethernet port but you can buy an adapter.

To connect the Wyze Cam v3 to the Ethernet instead of Wifi do the following:

  1. Purchase an USB ethernet adapter like https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07W8ZQJL9?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details
  2. Download ZIP of files from https://github.com/gtxaspec/wz_mini_hacks
  3. Format microSD card to fat32
  4. Copy contents of SD_ROOT folder in downloaded Zip file to root of microSD card
  5. If you need to SSH to the camera then edit wz_mini/etc/ssh/authorized_keys file to add public key. Generate from pc using command "ssh-keygen -C root"
  6. Edit the wz_mini.conf file on microSD card using a text editor like notepad. Change ENABLE_USB_ETH to "true". Change ENABLE_USB_ETH_MODULE_AUTODETECT to "true". Change ENABLE_USB_ETH_MODULE_MANUAL to ""
  7. Insert the microSD card into camera slot on the bottom
  8. Connect adapter to camera, ethernet and power
  9. Power on
  10. The first time it is run the camera speaker states that wz_mini_hacks is initialising.
  11. Then connect to the camera using the app.
  12. When the camera is connected check the device info page to find out the IP address allocated
  13. You can also use that IP address to SSH to the camera. Username root. Certificate generated in step 5.

The ethernet connection should be more reliable than a poor wifi connection.

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