Is the Arlo camera setup giving you trouble? Are you facing issues while connecting the Arlo Pro 5S 2K to the Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 router? Have you tried rebooting your router to get this issue fixed? Rebooting often helps fix such connectivity issues. What other troubleshooting hacks you can try? We will help you gain information about the same. We are sure that one out of many fixes that are provided in this blog will help you connect your Arlo security camera to the Netgear router’s WiFi. Stick to reading.
Arlo Pro 5s 2K Can’t Connect to Router’s WiFi: Fixed
Arlo Pro 5S 2K camera can be set up directly to the router without having to connect the Smart Hub or Base Station. If you are not able to complete the connection between the router WiFi and Arlo camera, then using the solutions highlighted below will be helpful.
Before Anything Else
Before you indulge in any sort of troubleshooting to fix the camera connection with the router’s WiFi, we suggest you check two factors:
- See to it that the Arlo camera’s batteries are sufficiently charged. Consider charging them first and then try to connect the camera.
- The next thing you should be sure about is that the Netgear router is working fine. It should be fully booted up. There should be no power-related issues. Also, the connections made to the router have to be firm and solid.
Reboot the Devices
Try to reboot your Netgear Nighthawk router as well as Arlo Arlo Pro 5S 2K camera to remove any technical glitches from them. Rebooting is considered to be a versatile solution to fix many minor to major issues with technical devices.
So, we recommend you try the same.
- Power off the Netgear router and remove its power cable.
- Let it be in the idle state for some time.
- Meanwhile, power off the Arlo camera as well.
- Take the batteries out of the battery compartment and let the camera rest for a while.
- After some time, plug in the router and turn it on using the Power button.
- Thereafter, insert the batteries and turn the Arlo camera on as well.
Now, launch the Arlo secure app on your phone and try connecting the Arlo camera to the router’s WiFi by doing Arlo camera login. See if the camera shows in the list of connected devices in the router’s WiFi settings or not.
Connect to 2.4GHz Network First
While you are trying to install the Arlo Pro 5S 2K security camera, you are prompted to connect to the router’s 2.4 GHz network. Once the connection is done and the setup is completed, you can change the network band to 5 GHz using the Arlo app.
We suggest you do the same now. If the router has the same SSID and password for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks, then it becomes difficult to differentiate between both bands. You can change the SSID and password for both bands and then try connecting to the 2.4 GHz network of the Netgear router.
Get Closer to the Netgear Router
Are you sure the Arlo camera is placed within the network range of the Netgear Nighthawk router? Trying to connect to the router’s WiFi from a place that falls out of its range will not help you anyway. Bring the camera closer to the router and then try to make the connection.
Change Router’s Security Settings
Why don’t you try changing the Netgear router’s security settings now to get the issue resolved? See to it that the router is set to WPA2 security and not using WPA3 security. You can log in to your Netgear router and reach its settings and then make the desired changes.
Reset Arlo Pro 5S 2K Camera
If you still can not connect the Arlo camera to the Netgear router’s WiFi, then reset the camera to the factory settings and then try to set it up from scratch. This should help you get the devices connected.
In the End
The Arlo Pro 5S 2K camera needs an internet connection to operate. So connecting it to the home WiFi is important. If you are facing issues connecting your Arlo security camera to the router’s WiFi, then the information provided in this blog post will be helpful. We are anticipating that you have connected your camera to the WiFi successfully using these tips. You can now wall mount your camera at the desired location and begin checking live feeds and recorded feeds using the Arlo secure app.