I figured it out but really it seems like a bug.
- I tried two wifi routers and nothing worked
- I tried 2 cellphones and it still did not work
- I tried factory resetting the unit (hold the sync button in while powering up until red light goes out then comes back.
I must have tried at least 15 times… (pretty annoying)
Then with my last attempt, something different happened and I assume this is what you should normally see happen
Once you press and hold the sync button until you hear the beep, you then click next and the app will connect. BUT, on my last try I saw a pop up message asking to change the phone’s wifi connection to the Eufy Floodlight, Low and behold in my list of connections there was the Floodlight connection. I changed it and once connected directly to the Floodlight I went back to the app and pressed next. The floodlight connected immediately to my network.
Not sure if the popup decides not to show until the 16th time or so (J/K) but really I think it is a bug. Could be a modal window issue not coming to the front of the app, I do not know but it is a bug and should be corrected in the app. Does not seem like a bug with the camera but the app. Now that is is connected, time to go mount it!
I hope someone may find this info useful but Eufy really needs to put that step in the booklet of instructions. This way, if users do not see the pop up they know something is wrong!!