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Momentum Wi-Fi Video Camera Walmart Won’t Connect Issue

Hey folks, this is an unrelated blog post to what I normally write, just wanted to put this out on the internet to help others who might be having the same problems…

If you are trying to connect your new Momentum wi-fi cameras but aren’t having any luck, here are a couple of potential issues you might want to check...

Are you connecting to a 2.4GHz network? The cameras do not seem to want to connect to a 5GHz network and, in fact, might not be capable of it. If you have a dual-band system, you might need to make sure you connect to the 2.4GHz.

Does your router support UPnP? If you use AT&T U-verse like me, it doesn’t. This means you need to set up port forwarding.

Importantly, you need to set up Port-Forwarding for the device you are using to set up the camera, not just the cameras themselves. The port in question is 8001 (which you would only discover if you look at one of the screenshots from the little manual provided). Use your router admin to forward port 8001 and you should be good to go.

Set up in a strong-signal area, then move it to a weaker signal area. It seems to demand a high quality signal for the setup process, but is more lenient after that.

Hope this helps!

Update: The newer versions of the Momentum cameras work significantly better. I now have 6 of the new ones and haven't had any difficulty.

Q&A About Momentum Wi-Fi Video Camera Walmart Won’t Connect Issue


How do I connect my momentum camera to WiFi?

Follow the instructions provided by connecting first to the momentum camera wifi and then using the app to tell the camera what your home wifi name and password is.

Why won't my momentum camera connect?

If your camera is having connection issues, most of the time a camera reset will fix the issue. To reset your Momentum Camera, hold the Reset button on the back of the camera for 5 seconds.

How do I connect my wireless camera to my phone?

Turn on your VR camera.Check if your phone is connected to your Wi-Fi.On your Android phone, open the VR180 app .If you haven't already, connect your camera to the app.Tap More. Settings.Choose the camera you want to connect.Tap Connect to WiFi.Select your Wi-Fi network.More items...

Can you use momentum camera on PC?

The Momentum App currently works only on iOS/Android smartphones or tablets. Support for desktop devices is not currently offered.

How do you reset a momentum camera?

To reset your Momentum Camera, hold the Reset button on the back of the camera for 5 seconds. During the reset sequence, the LED indicator light on the front of the camera will first display a solid red, then blinking red and blue. The camera will then be ready to pair again.

Why does my security camera say offline?

There are several reasons why your camera may be offline, including a depleted battery, high bandwidth usage, updated router settings, or wireless interference. The camera is designed to automatically re-connect once there is internet available.Aug 22, 2019

How do I connect my momentum camera to WIFI?

How do I update my momentum camera?

Step 1 Confirm your camera matches the picture shown.Step 2 Download the new firmware from the link below. ... Step 3 Upload the file onto a microSD card. ... Step 4 Unplug your camera and insert the microSD card from Step 3.More items...

How do I connect my momentum camera to my phone?

You connect by creating an account at the momentum website, downloading the app, and then attaching devices to the account.

Is the momentum app free?

Yes. Try a Momentum Capture video storage plan free for 1 month! Just set up your Momentum camera to get started. If you subscribe via iTunes: Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase, unless you are offered and are eligible for a free trial.

Why is my momentum camera offline?

Your camera may lose connection with our servers or the internet on some occasions. The camera is designed to automatically reconnect once there is internet available. ... If the camera is still offline, there may be a problem with your home network. You can reset your home router and/or modem.

How do I reconnect my camera to WiFi?

Turn on your VR camera.Check if your phone is connected to your Wi-Fi.On your Android phone, open the VR180 app .If you haven't already, connect your camera to the app.Tap More. Settings.Choose the camera you want to connect.Tap Connect to WiFi.Select your Wi-Fi network.More items...

Who makes the best outdoor security cameras?

Momentum cameras, while perhaps not the most powerful, are very affordable outdoor security cameras that anyone can set up.

What is the best cheap outdoor security camera?

Momentum has the best priced outdoor security cameras.

How can I hide my momentum camera?

Hiding inside another object works best. For example, a fake speaker with a small hole cut in the the speaker fabric can work well.

Do all outdoor security cameras have to be plugged in?

All security cameras need the power to work. Wireless does NOT mean no wire, and the wired camera does NOT necessarily lead to hard wiring!

How do you connect momentum camera?

Follow the instructions provided with the camera. Download the app, create an account, and follow the attach-a-device steps.