Yep, you are correct…
The HB broadcasts its own hidden Wi-Fi network for the cameras to connect to it. I believe it actually acts as Wi-Fi repeater of your homes Wi-Fi network it also uses the same channel.
Using a Wi-Fi analyzer app it shows it as smart innovation LLC.
Only the cameras that don’t require the HomeBase would use access points.
It’s too bad eufy had never made an Wi-Fi extender to connect between the HB and cameras in situations where the distance is just too far…
I’m hoping that Eufy make it so that there’s an option for any of their cameras that use 802.11 based wireless to transmit their video to just be an end device on the wireless network and use the HomeBase as the NVR.
Im my case where I have three 802.11ac access points providing coverage across my property already, that where the HomeBase gets located would not be important, as long as it’s IP reachable.
There isn’t much you can do to increase the Wi-Fi coverage of your cameras.
As the home base transmits its own wireless network so the cameras can connect to it.
It’s either moving the camera closer to the home base or move the home base to a central location in your casa , for all the cameras to be able to connect with the Home Base. I would try this first.
You could buy another home base for the cameras that are out of Wi-Fi reach and use it just for them.
The home bases do not connect to each other, so in the app you would have 2 bases independent of each other.