Xiaomi camera cannot connect to 4G outside
A very common problem for Xiaomi home surveillance cameras is that it can connect to the home WiFi, but once outside, the user cannot connect.
Basically, a typical scenario is that a user cannot view his camera through mobile data ( It gets stuck at connecting 5%, 10% or even 25%).
Why am I not able to connect to the Xiaomi camera when I’m outside? (Solved!)
Recently I faced the same problem, which was quite annoying. The main purpose of a home surveillance camera is to view the camera when outside, there is no point in connecting only when I am at home!
The solution can be summarized in the following steps:
- Unpair the camera from the Mi Home App
- Uninstall the Mi Home App
- Reinstall the Mi Home App
- Select server location to be Mainland China.
- Pair the camera (manually or through Bluetooth) in the Mi Home App.
And it works! Note that there may still be a 5 to 10 second time lag in connecting the camera through 3G, or 4G cellular data networks outside.
And this solves the problem of “Xiaomi camera cannot connect outside local WiFi network”.
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