• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's like the folks at Belkin aren't even trying.

    • Written by from Memphis

    I really don't know how this has such a high rating here. I have owned two of the Belkin WeMo switches. Connection is a nightmare. Nothing more fun than waiting and waiting and waiting to have these things either not be able to find a network or join a network. As a former Apple employee with network certification I do know how to set up a robust network in a home. I have great signal strength over at my neighbors house but with these Belkin switches it is hit or miss at best. Once you have one plugged, assuming you can it to be functional, never ever unplug it again. Never change any setting and never have a power outage. If you do you will find yourself spending hours trying to get the thing working again. Seriously don't bother buying this piece of plastic junk.
    Additionally these things are huge. They pretty much cover up a duplex outlet and make a quad gang outlet with access to one outlet and you better have a pretty tiny plug to use for that outlet. Of course this troglodyte design problem only matters if you can get the switch to connect and then become functional, which is unlikely. Or you can do what I do and just leave them unplugged in the hopes that someday Belkin will get there act together, rewrite their lousy software, and upload a firmware fix that does actually fix this piece of junk.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost there

    • Written by from San Francisco

    These are great and in my opinion well worth $50 in order to stop using the wonky legacy light timers ("tic, tick, tic...") or other systems that are not as reliable. Give one of these a try and you will never go back!

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Got it, love it, and want a few more!!!

    • Written by from San Diego

    So, don't hesitate if you're into app-enabled products.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

    • Written by from Palo alto

    excellent product! was very impressed with the ease of setup. Didn't expect to be able to have it up and running in 2-3 minutes.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Setup was straightforward. I got it connected to my home wifi and hooked up to IFTTT within minutes. Has a lamp set up to turn on and off automatically based on sunset/sunrise events, and it has been working flawlessly so far.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS app painfully slow

    • Written by from DALLAS

    The app sometimes has to "look for sensors/switches" for several minutes before finding the switch, which happens to be 2 feet from my iphone and 10 feet from my wifi router. Also, sometimes the app indicates a device is on when it's off and vice versa.

    Wish I would've spent the $ elsewhere.

    Belkin - please refine the software.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Switch it up

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    I just got this and think it is just the coolest little device I've seen in a while. It's efficient and unique and works like a charm. It has many different uses and you can use it on the go for at home from any of your iOS devices. Now that I have one I want more. You can set it up on a timer , or just use your IPhone to control the switch from wherever you are. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome !!

    • Written by from Winston-Salem

    This is a great device !! It was easy to set up and works Great !! It works from anywhere !!! Going back to my Apple store to get a few more !!!

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    you cannot have WeMo in more than one location !!!! really

    • Written by from Newark

    if you want to have WeMo at home and one somewhere else, or even (in this, the 21st century) in more locations you will need to buy multiple iPads or iPhones !!
    you can have multiple WeMo switches, but they must all be at ONE location, since the WeMo software will not work for multiple locations. Is hard to believe there is such an obvious shortcoming - its never mentioned in their adverts, but they have been promising fot over a year to remedy this situation, don't hold your breath.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Support, poorly designed software

    • Written by from Columbia

    Bought several WeMo switcheds set them up and worked fine.

    Upgraded my wireless access point. Reset Wemo's and set them up again. Can now only control them via external network, not on local wireless net, although no errors in the setup of the devices. No devices are found locally after setup, just hangs.

    Made numerous calls to support, and paid for Belkin Premium support. Have never reached anyone knowledgable about WeMo's. Only receive repetitive e-mails asking me to repeat the things I have already done.

    Research on the net indicated that Belkin stores info about the Wireless access point the device is associated with initially on their servers. If you change the access point name it cannot be updated on their servers by the consumer.

    You are also unable to reach anyone at Belkin to reset or correct the info. Am the not so proud owner of three semi-useless bricks call WeMo now....

    Based on the support experience I have stopped by Belkin products as a rule..

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Firmware Issues

    • Written by from Monroe

    Purchases the WeMo Switch without motion detection for $49.99 yesterday. Took only a few minutes to set it up which I was impressed by. Simply opened it up, plugged it in, along with my desk lamp, connected to it through the wifi settings on my iPhone, downloaded the app and that was it. Easy. The problem started when I was unable to change settings because of the outdated firmware. I proceeded to update the firmware which is ABSOLUTELY necessary if you wish to actually use this thing to its full advantage. After a five minute firmware upgrade the WeMo app cannot detect the WeMo switch. I have reset router, unplugged the switch, restarted iPhone and reinstalled the app. No resolution at this time.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wifi drops and switch needs to be manually reset

    • Written by from Tullamore

    Easy set up and worked well initially but every time my Wifi drops the switch has to be manually reset, not much good if I am away from the house.
    Now I cannot see the switch over the internet, it will only work over the Wifi.
    Would not recommend or buy another one of these products. Great idea but not working as I had expected and Technical Support poor.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product concept but more stability needed

    • Written by from Lewes

    I have 3 WeMo switches and have used them for around 3 months. The WeMo app is on 3x iPhones (2x 5's and 1x 4S) and 2x iPods (2 and 4).

    He WeMo is a great concept, set up is easy and the app is nice and simple. Setting up rules is easy too (eg to activate at a certain time of day or day of week). Also the Internet (rather thang just local WiFi) is. Really neat easy to use feature.

    However there is a major problem.

    At least one of the three WeMo switches over the three month period i have had them goes wrong and needs manually re-booting every week. The reliability just isn't there for any remotely serious use.

    Come on Belkin - get your act together! Great concept but very poor execution. You can, and must, do better.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big let down

    • Written by from detroit

    I got the device home and plug it.... it took a few good tries before it showed up on my network. After playing around with it i got it to work right... 3 minutes late it stop working all together.... it still does not show up on the network until I do the quick unplug and plug it back in trick... the device will will not stay on the network for more then 3 minutes before it shut down again. I must got a bad unit....

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just doesn't work

    • Written by from Natick

    If you can get it to join your network, which is NOT as easy as Belkin say, it disconnects constantly. No other devices on my wireless have this problem. I strongly recommend against buying this. It's not ready for prime time.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want to be frustrated beyond belief this is what you want.

    • Written by from Erinsville

    In this world of technology every piece of techno hardware has an Achilles Heal, in the case of the WEMO and the NETCAN from Belkin the Achilles Heal is two fold. One is the ISP and the second is the local power provider.

    I have had no end of problems with both of these items. The power goes out for an extended period during a storm and WEMO’s lost when the power comes back. My ISP looses their DNS servers and the folks at my ISP’s Customer Service are too dumb to know that because they are in India reading a script and after another prolonged period the WEMO’s I have turn stupid yet again. They can’t find my wifi, they can’t connect, they just sit and blink orange crying for help.

    As it turns out the NETCAM is no smarter. It too under the same circumstances as above also turns stupid and blinks away wanting to be rescued.

    For a while I thought much of this had ended. I even commended Belkin for their improvements but in the last few weeks I have had to reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, and reinstall, to the point my patience is exhausted.

    X10 products are far more reliable, and I am putting them back into service replacing ALL of my Belkin products. In this rural environment of unstable power and an ISP (Bell Canada) who couldn’t care less about their customers or if their products actually work, and as they are a monopoly, they are my only choice, the WEMO and NETCAM are simply poor choices because they rely so heavily on wifi to perform their duties.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Port Conflict

    • Written by from HALIFAX

    The WEMO works fine, if you're not running a Mac server. It requires, and will attempt to auto-map, ports used by OS X Server - 8080 and 8443


    Don't bother with WEMO until they either change ports or allow access - telnet, ssh, guy, whatever, to set ports manual.

    Surprised to see this in the Apple store for these reasons.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some WeMo switches work well. Others, apparently do not work.

    • Written by from metairie

    Right out of the box, tried in my home network, my second house network, my friend's network and nada. I did all I was supposed to do except deep it in hot oil or replace all the routers the modems the cables and the security cameras in my house. And yes, the whole concept it's awesome and unique. Works well for some... Does not work for others. I am waiting for a replacement.
    Wish me luck!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Improvement but GREAT for what it is

    • Written by from Bartow

    I purchased one for my office. I liked it so much, I eventually bought four more to add in. Hoping to also create a Wemo atmosphere at my home, I soon found that you can't have your cake and eat it too. At this time, you can only use Wemo in ONE LOCATION. I have chosen to keep mine at the office. I hope Belkin will improve this and allow multiple locations. If they do, I will give them 5 stars!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never worked

    • Written by from Santa Maria

    I never got this thing to work did what belkin told me to do, and still just sits and sits starts blinking orange right outta the box not sure what to do with this pile of junk. Its been 30 days so i assume its not worth taking back. This thing doesnt do what it says it does for me at least what a waste of money

    16 of 22 people found this useful