Posted 29th Oct 2021
I have a battery Ip cam that I just can`t get connected. It says to use the TUYA app but the QR code that gets generated cannot be read by the camera and therefore it can`t connect.

Through a bit of trial and error I can get the correct wifi name/password combination and therefore get it connected to wifi, but it won`t/can`t be seen as a device.

Reversing the QR code I can see how its made up and generating what I think it should be gives all the same results ( no device connect ). Does anyone know the correct format for a QR code for these things?

For a fully working camera from a different manufacturer its show in the format s:"network name",p:"password",t:"device name"

For some reason the qr code that gets generated but cannot be read has { at the start and end, but the s,p & t are also in inverted commas

Anyone?
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  1. Keith9534's avatar
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    I think its "buggered".....strangely Amazon won`t let me tell anyone else who might buy it!
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    deleted240282430/10/2021 11:53

    Just return it and buy a different brand


    Amazon have refunded as the supplier doesn`t accept returns. I wanted to make sure other people are aware that its rubbish ( and still on sale at £33! )
  3. Mclwrth's avatar
    I had a camera that couldn’t see the QR code on my phone screen, but I got it to work by taking a screenshot and then displaying the image on my PC screen.
  4. ifixit's avatar
    Probably connect it directly to the router and disconnect once you have established a connection. Had the same issue last year with a tuya setup. Which app are you using as from memory there is a way to connect without qr code.
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    Mclwrth30/10/2021 01:16

    I had a camera that couldn’t see the QR code on my phone screen, but I got …I had a camera that couldn’t see the QR code on my phone screen, but I got it to work by taking a screenshot and then displaying the image on my PC screen.


    Tried that but it still doesn`t read the QR code. Thanks
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    ifixit30/10/2021 02:54

    Probably connect it directly to the router and disconnect once you have …Probably connect it directly to the router and disconnect once you have established a connection. Had the same issue last year with a tuya setup. Which app are you using as from memory there is a way to connect without qr code.


    Not sure if its possible to do that? I can get it to accept network setting by using a QR code generated by a different app, but then it looks like the token code won`t be right so it can never get accepted by the app. Iv`e tried the AP/EZ mode and still not seen....thinking its faulty
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    deleted240282430/10/2021 06:52

    There’s normally an alternative way to QR s …There’s normally an alternative way to QR setup.https://developer.tuya.com/en/docs/iot/user-manual-for-tuya-smart-v3177?id=K9obrofrfk4sk


    Thanks. Tried the EZ/AP route and still no luck
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    Keith953430/10/2021 10:01

    Thanks. Tried the EZ/AP route and still no luck


    Maybe try resetting the unit?
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    Keith953430/10/2021 11:22

    I think its "buggered".....strangely Amazon won`t let me tell anyone else …I think its "buggered".....strangely Amazon won`t let me tell anyone else who might buy it!


    Just return it and buy a different brand
  10. scott.mclaughlin's avatar
    I lost the wr code and need new qr codes
  11. Keith9534's avatar
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    WR code?
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