• 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.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, half baked execution.

    • Written by from Niagara On The Lake

    I love the concept of the WeMo line of products, however this product feels entirely half-baked. It's full of bugs and is quite frankly a nightmare to use. Once set up, it works as advertised, but getting there is a nightmare. The simple three step setup instructions advertised in the box work, after about the 6th or 7th try. Oh, and if you want to add a second WeMo device to your network, you're out of luck. The second will just destroy all of the settings and configuration of the first.

    All in all, Belkin is marketing to the home automation network with great ambition but needs to spend a little more time working out the bugs before releasing these things to market. I wish Nest made a WiFi light switch...

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wemo stopped working

    • Written by from Reading

    I have 3 WEMO switches, all was fine until I decided to upgrade to an Airport Extreme Timecapsule today. I go the TC working very quickly and have both the 5GHz and 2.4GHz networks working. My Apple TV, iPhone 5 and iPad work well. Plus my Macbook Pro is connected at about 450Mbps! Time for the Wemo devices - I reset them all to default and my iPhone 5 can detect them. Once I have configured them they fail to appear as a Wemo device, apart from on my old HTC desire S. C'mon Apple - it must be down to you guys?

    13 of 14 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!

    16 of 20 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

    18 of 24 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!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst. Product. Ever.

    • Written by from Bedford

    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.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this

    • Written by from Brisbane

    This product is terrible and Belkin's support is non-existent. Why Apple has allowed this into their store is confusing.

    First experience is that the item requires a software update. Except when one goes to update it the product it is 'bricked' and needs a hardware reset. After the reset the stupid thing asks for a SW update again and the cycle continues.

    Do not buy this product.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work.

    • Written by from Getafe

    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

    • Written by from Scarborough

    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

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    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

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a consumer ready product

    • Written by from Austin

    I've had the wemo product for 4 months, and I can say that I'm not satisfied. The devices continually do not show up in the app & the addition of new devices to the network seems to throw off a delicate balance of network settings. Great Idea, but I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this product yet. @Belkin- Go buy a dropcam and use their app. Their service is reliable.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware if your WiFi Passphrase Contains Spaces and Other Characters.

    • Written by from Northampton

    I've just received my Switch from the Apple store, however, what none of the reviews or the website states is that when configuring your switch, it doesn't currently support passwords/phrases with spaces.

    You get a helpful message from the WeMo app advising this, but I feel limitations on password strengths and support should be explicit from the outset.

    I'm configured with WPA2, and means I have to reconfigured 30 other WiFi enabled devices around the home with a new router passphrase.

    So as of yet, I'm not able to test it's effectiveness and debating whether to send the switch back to Apple.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool

    • Written by from San Diego

    Based on some of the other reviews, I am bracing myself for a somewhat hard time setting my 2 switches up and was very pleasantly surprised when it was a breeze -- it was literally plugging in the switches, download WeMo app from app store, find WeMo Wifi on Setting, open WeMo app. Voila! Would gladly fill my house with these switches if they are more affordable ; )

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    worked first time, easy to use

    • Written by from London

    This switch gives complete remote control of electrical appliances. I bought this switch so I could remotely control the light in the front room so not to return to a dark house in the evening. Works perfectly and have now though of many more uses: electric blanket, slow cooker, room heater. This is a revolutionary idea and Belkin has done it right. It is a little bulky but no more than any other timer. Well done.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I love that I can turn my light on when I leave work so I dont come home to a dark house! You can also set it to turn on the electronic of your choice at a certain time on a certain day. Amazing! Plan on getting more! Buy now!

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly written software - No special characters

    • Written by from Corrimal

    I've spent numerous hours narrowing down some issues with connecting a WeMo to an SSID containing a comma. Belkin's eventual response is that the WeMo won't work with special characters in either the SSID or the wifi password.

    That's a fairly poor situation, made worse by not being documented.

    Basically if there's an SSID near you which contains a comma, your WeMo likely won't show ANY wireless networks.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot see device when connected to same WLAN

    • Written by from Billingshurst

    Yes these are great devices and a fantastic idea, but mine just doesn't work as it should - so I will not be buying anymore. The set up is very simple and once configured I could see it on my iPad4 and my iPhone5, but after a day or so, it disappears from the App when I am connected to my home network - if I go on 3G, or connect to someone else network, they appear - this is really frustrating, and the only way to see it again is to unplug it and plug it back in.
    Support is quick to reply but could not fix my issue - also the support website is poorly set out and difficult to navigate.
    Next time I will go for the Lightwave RF equipment, more expensive but there is a lot more choice.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not get this thing to work!

    • Written by from Cupertino

    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