• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wemo has tortured me for two years now

    I really really wanted this Wemo Switch to work. Sometimes it does work (for short periods) but eventually (1) will lose network connection or (2) will require a firmware update that will hose it.

    After last firmware update - I reset the WEMO again. Took a few tries - but got it back up and running.

    However - and this is trully bizarre...

    Every time I try to turn it on/off with IOS Iphone app - this does work - but somehow it causes iphone to indicate that the "SIM IS INVALID"!!!

    Huh? Then iPhone is essentially hosed until the iPhone is power-cycled,

    How is this WEMO app messing with the SIM card validity? Still scratching my head on that one - makes no sense.

    I am an electronics engineer - and I really want to see this work reliably - but this product has zero value if you cannot trust it to work.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Product. Ever.

    I figured that seeing this at an Apple store would lend some credibility to the value of the product, but not so. It has undocumented network requirements that render it useless unless they are met. They can only be found by extensive searching. Even then it's a long shot as to whether the thing will STAY working. Hopefully if you buy this product, your power will never go out, since trying to get it to work after disconnecting the power is a nightmare.

    Great idea, flawed implementation. This is being returned ASAP.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work.

    The app doesn't detect the device. I have to unplug the thing every time I want it to work which kind of negates the point of the whole exercise, being switching on and off remotely. And I paid €50, not $50!! Fool me once shame on you.... You're not fooling me twice. Bad Belkin.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after update

    Bought 2 that worked well until I updated them. Now they show up and connect when set up but after that do not show up in the app. Since the app itself won't identify I guess there will not likely be any way to get to the firmware to fix it.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WEMO Remote Access Problem

    The first time I set this thing up it worked fine. Now, for some reason, I cannot get it to enable Remote Access, which renders it useless to me.
    I've done a complete reinstall. No dice.

    Just noticed the review which mentioned that remote access doesn't work if the router is linked to another downstream router. Why not?

    Hope Belkin fixeds this problem. Do these guys debug things before they send them to marketing??

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Had to return mine as each time I set it up, it would stop working after about an hour and I'd have to do the set up all over again.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time

    all this wemo switch does is interfere with my wifi and shuts my airplay and wifi down, as soon as i unplug it everything is back to how it was. Ive tried dozens of fixes as I'm pretty IT ok, but i can't figure this out. Worse luck i have 3 of them !!

    don't waste your money

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea But Extremely Dissatisfied

    I'll keep this short and sweet. Before bringing a product like this to market, you would assume Belkin had thoroughly tested it. However, based on the difficulty connecting the device to a wireless network and the countless times I reset the switch, it seems they did not. This product is barely mediocre. Hopefully someone else will do it better.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New password restriction renders useless

    I just had to reset my device, and now find I can no longer connect it to the network it was connected to before for months because, after firmware/app updates, the WeMo app now refuses passwords with spaces in it.

    I'm not changing the password on all the untold other devices in the house because Belkin's engineers are incompetent, so I guess this gets tossed in the bin. Avoid -- even if this doesn't affect you, you can't rely on them not breaking something else at some point.

    Be aware also that its wifi reception is not great -- I've had it fail to connect in the past in areas where my cell phone is getting a medium-level 3 bar signal.

    18 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Belkin WeMo Light Switch - horrible

    I'm fairly tech savvy and the difficulty of establishing a connection with the switch is beyond belief. I will be returning this product. This is such a simple concept, I am surprised that pairing is such a challenge for Belkin. And why did they release a product with such shortcomings? I will stay away from Belkin in the future. On the bright side, it did work fine as a non-automated, non-connected light switch!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disaster

    Went on holidays to our home in Tenerife, leaving a WeMo switch controlling the heating back in Ireland. On installing another WeMo switch in Tenerife, WeMo deleted my remote access to the WeMo in Ireland without warning (I established later that you only have remote access to WeMo's in one location - major shortcoming). Heating left on 24/7. I am a programmer and desperately tried to get telnet, web or any kind of access to the device in order to switch it off. Technical support were totally clueless and unhelpful. Head office did not return any of my calls. If you loose your remote access settings from your mobile to a WeMo device, you are doomed. I wish I had read some of the reviews below before buying this product.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product

    took a while to set it up to make the wifi control work. However, 4G remote never worked. don't want to just through $50 in garbage can. will try to return, even I kind of broke the package.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea. Poor implementation.

    If you're lucky and your network matches certain arcane criteria, this product will set up fairly easily.

    It is so easy, however, to run into arbitrary conflicts between your wifi network and the WeMo's limitations, and end up spending hours of time debugging those issues, or simply give up and chuck the WeMo in a drawer and forget about it.

    I love the idea, hate the implementation.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not get this thing to work!

    Spent 30 minutes or more trying to get this thing to work, and eventually gave up. I will be returning it!

    19 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    I've had mine for a little over a year. They worked okay for about 9 months ( June 2014-March2015). Don't know what's happened but now they completely don't work.. They aren't detected. No suggested fixes work ( intact, you REALLY get screwed trying to fix it).
    There is no customer service to call.... oh if you pay $100 they'll talk to you.
    Don't waste your money. Nest needs to buy this company. Belkin is a joke as far as Wemo is concerned.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WeMo Blow

    Product didn't work from start. Because I received a couple of gift cards from Apple for buy iPads, I decided to try this product, even with the bad reviews. I should have know better. If a product has almost the same amount of 5 stars as 1 stars, you know it is junk. If you want to waste $50, then you should buy this product, but suggest going elsewhere and purchasing the same thing through a more reputable company, Belkin makes great surge protectors, but apparently know very little about wifi.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    If you check the communities you'll find that almost every user has an issue with this device connecting to their home network. People report it taking hours. This is not acceptable for simple product like this. What a shame. Belkin doesn't seem to be doing much to correct the issues.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stay Away

    Initial set up was a little bumpy but was able to get 2 switches up and running in about an hour. Worked fairly well for a short time - long enough for me to buy a 3rd switch. Took about an hour to get that one up and running. Then consistently over the next year one (or all three) would be offline or something would mess up and all three would have to be set up again. Huge time sink. I get nauseous thinking about how many hours I've sunk into keeping these home "automation" devices running. VERY poor product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The world according to Belkin

    Just received this WeMo switch and have tried to set it up. ...BUT it will not connect to a network where the WPA pass phrase contains spaces. You get an error advising you of this.

    Come on Belkin, you really have to be kidding me. I teach Grade 6 students who learn that adding spaces to a pass phrase is good practise because it increases the password permutations and therefore reduces vulnerability to hacking. Belkin you need to get your engineers to go rejoin Grade 6 and learn about how WPA works!

    This is not the first time in several years that I have purchased a Belkin product to find that it is non-standard and will not work with non-Belkin (or even other Belkin) devices.

    I am certainly not going to re-configure the other 46 wifi devices on my network to remove the spaces from the network pass phrase. This Belkin device is going back for a refund. In future I will avoid Belkin products.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST BUY EVER

    I have 4 of these switches... They worked perfectly for a couple of weeks. One day the internet down and all of them had some kind of automatic reset and had to be re-paired. If you do a firmware update, chances are you will have to re-pair everything all over again. STAY AWAY FROM THEM. Their customer service is the worst ever.

    6 of 6 people found this useful