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Belkin WeMo Switch Smart Plug $21.00 (down from $34.99)

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Saw the Belkin Wemo Smart Plug was down from it's usual $34.99. Free shipping over $35, so I bought two!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wemo-S...d/21630185
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Won't let me pickup or ship to my area which is Houston, this is there first
Same price as Amazon.
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Not a deal...Too big and the wemo mini plug was on sale at target for 15 a few weeks ago.

Plus this is like 5 years old product too
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I have one of these and they belong in a landfill. They only connect to 2.4GHz and that's on a good day.
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Why would you want or need them on anything besides 2.4ghz? It would clog your network, not work as far away, and there's no need for that bandwidth.
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That's fine and good, but if you run 2.4 and 5 chances are high the wemo will keep trying and failing to connect to your 5GHz. Just Google, you'll see a ton of people with connection issues. The only way I can get it to connect is by redoing the setup, and it's guaranteed it'll lose connection at some point. Two houses, multiple routers, same garbage. I've had no such issue with TP Link switches or anything else on my network for that matter.
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I owned 2. They often disconnect. They're too big in size and expensive. Newer smart plugs are smaller and the going prices should be around $10. I have a lot of the $10 ones and they worked better than these.
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That's fine and good, but if you run 2.4 and 5 chances are high the wemo will keep trying and failing to connect to your 5GHz. Just Google, you'll see a ton of people with connection issues. The only way I can get it to connect is by redoing the setup, and it's guaranteed it'll lose connection at some point. Two houses, multiple routers, same garbage. I've had no such issue with TP Link switches or anything else on my network for that matter.
Thanks for the feedback. Ever try contacting Belkin for help or warranty swap? I have this same smart outlet and have zero issues. I live in an apartment complex with many many 2.4 signals, rail road tracks etc etc around to cause interference. No problems here. Could be just a general issue with how these devices work with your router too I suppose.
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I wouldn't go for this. I jumped on the $15 from Target for the newer models that are much smaller. I own this smart plug also and the size is a killer.
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What does this do exactly
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Like others have said, this is the old model and the mini ones were just on sale at Target for $15 (yeah, they're gone now, but it's still a good reference point).

Also note that these are not compatible with HomeKit (via the Wemo Bridge).
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Beware, the WEMO API is NOT secure. It can potentially offer a remote backdoor into your home network.

There is no login system to control your devices, it just syncs the new devices to your app when you are connected to your home network, then you can control them from anywhere. I have no idea how, but I've had other people's devices just randomly show up in my app that I'm able to control and edit (and there is no way to get rid of them from your device list).

Google searches show this is not a unique issue. If their system can just randomly allow users remote access to devices on someone else's private networks that means there is potential for that remote connection to be exploited.
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Good deal. I hope they work better than the Minis Target clearanced for $15. It takes 3-5 seconds for Google Home to turn it on/off.
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Not a deal...Too big and the wemo mini plug was on sale at target for 15 a few weeks ago.

Plus this is like 5 years old product too
This. Maybe for $9. Idk what stores would still have these... They've been off shelves for awhile. Only the Insight plugs would be worth $21 at this point.
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