cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Replies are disabled for this topic. Start a new one or visit our Help Center.

Nest Outdoor cam - latest firmware

planetf1
Community Member

Hi, 
 I have a nest outdoor cam.
 It is on firmware 223-610050.
 Is this the current version? It seems to have been on this version for a few years, so I guess no more updates?

Just asking as I'm seeing some connection unreliability whereby the camera has a tendency to connect/disconnect every 2s for sustained periods even though it's able to get to decent wifi data rate (up to 57 Mbps)

7 REPLIES 7

planetf1
Community Member

it would appear (from a trace) as if the nest cam is sending out frequent probes (~1.5s), and quite often trying to disassociate/reassociate even though there's only one AP with the configured SSID. The signal level seems to be ~ -72 dBm which is on the low side, and may explain it's 'panic' looking around for other APs - but to constantly disassociate/reassociate seems odd (but I'm not an expert!)

@planetf1 

That's the same firmware version we have on our Google Nest Outdoor Cameras; they all stay online almost always. A signal strength of "-72 dBm" seems on the low side, but I'm not an expert either. For our cameras the are farther away, we added a directional high-gain antenna on our Linksys router to increase the signal strength.

Thanks. Yes, agreed. I suspect the cause is the signal level. The router is on adjacent wall but offset by ~5-6m, but we're in a modern well-insulated house which seems to block radio too! (though the camera is particularly poor compared to car/phones in similar place). That was governed by an ethernet port for a AP

I'll move the AP very close, diff room. prob need to use wireless backhaul but it's really all just for this camera+car so not used for other things! I've compared with other APs in the past, seems no magic there, outside AP maybe...

@planetf1 

We have 2 Linksys routers we use as wired access points in addition to our Xfinity router/modem. The fact that they are wired seems to help; our cameras, doorbells, and Hubs are consistently online.

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

 

Thank you for all the information and help you have provided here, MplsCustomer. 

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance from me.

 

Best regards,

Brad

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there, 

 

Just checking in to see how the conversation is going. Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns. We'll leave this thread open for a little longer for follow-up questions and concerns. 

 

Best regards, 

Brad

Brad
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi there,

Just checking in on this thread and the activity on it. We'll leave this topic open for another 24 hours in case there are any follow-up questions or comments.

Best regards,
Brad