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  • #5487
    Ferdzee
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    Connected for 2 weeks,now will not connect at all.

    MAC Address: 44:67:55:03:03:66
    Firmware Version: DEBUG-0010
    Hardware Version: WT25G2-0001

    Tried two different Wifis, Linksys and Dlink, which work well for dozens of gadgets. It is 1 foot away from one of them – the Linksys that used to work. I tried moving it further and closer. Have tried WPA2, WEP, and ‘none’ for encryption. Wifi is flashing with an !, and as noted elsewhere, this signals a DHCP lease is assigned to the B-Hyve. It shows up as an IP in Linksys, but low signal strength. I can ping the unit. DNS is set to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. plus both OpenDNS Ip’s.

    I’ve tried the battery out, cable out, reset button, app reset, and tried to reconnect and re-program dozens of time.

    Hope you can answer, as I am fixing to disconnect it and take it to work to try it on 3 more Wifis, then I will crack it open, write down the number of the the Expressif chip set and then never recommend that chip set to my customers. The throw it in the trash.

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    #5488
    robmehrer
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    lol youre telling me you have a 800mbps connection? I mean as a network engineer you should know “100MB” connections and actual speeds lol

    Did you mean you have a 100mbps fiber connection? How does this at all affect the wireless connection from your timer to the router?

    I have noticed in my garage when i park my car in the garage my signal either dies or drops very low. I ran a spectrum analyzer and a wifi sniffer and found as with my my MyQ garage door opener CFL/LED bulbs in the garage kill the signal. Most timers are also mounted next to breaker panels with loads of EMF noise and ESD around it affecting the signal. Now i agree there is something else weird going on with the timers which could be as simple as firmware of the Wifi adapter or a bug in the code. When mine disconnects it usually reconnects just fine, or a quick pull of the ribbon cable fixes it.

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    #5489
    Ferdzee
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    Sound like you have a bad firmware, too, Rob. What is is your firmware revision? Mine is DEBUG-000 firmware, which sounds like an experimental code to me. So how do I update it? By buying a unit that works?

    I was the lead designer of a popular remote-controlled water timer, and I design and build Bluetooth/Wifi ESP8266 gadgets like this, so know something about it. We shipped 3,000 EP8266 units recently that will last 6 to 8 years on a lithium AA battery. And the firmware I wrote knows how to reconnect to Wifi all by itself and also update the flash image without me having to ask support for it.

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    #5490
    robmehrer
    Participant

    Nope I’m on latest code… you just need to email support or Ryan your MAC address and he’ll push new firmware to your device. Also you sound like. 12 year old known it all. Chill the fuck out and let them do their jobs.

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    #5494
    Ferdzee
    Participant

    Latest code doesn’t seem to be working for you, either Rob. Anyone can read where a ” quick pull of the ribbon cable fixes it.” LOL

    I will await a new firmware load, as Mac address 44:67:55:03:03:66 finally connected again on the 4th Wifi network I tried.

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    #5590
    Josh Wheeler
    Keymaster

    FERDZEE

    Your timer now has the most recent firmware we have.

    Let us know if you see any problems with it.

    Thank you!

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    #5667
    scottiechen
    Participant

    My wifi connection keeps dropping as well. Below is my MAC. Can you please take a look and see if you need to update the firmware on my device? Thank you.

    MAC Address: 44:67:55:40:3c:bf
    Firmware Version: 0018
    Hardware Version: WT24-0001
    Wi-Fi Version: 0

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    #5681
    Josh Wheeler
    Keymaster

    SCOTTIECHEN

    I have updated your timer to the latest version which does include connection improvements.

    If you see any issues please let us know.

    Thank you!

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    #5753
    scottiechen
    Participant

    Hello Josh. After the firmware was updated, it looks like my wifi was disconnected again. I had to power it down and power it back up in order for it to re-establish wifi connection.

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    #5755
    ltumacder
    Participant

    How do you do a factory reset? will you lose all your data on the box if you pull the ribbon?

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    #5757
    brucenvct
    Participant

    Been reading all the posts on about the unit not keeping connected to wifi and wondering if you could check my unit out. It is doing the same thing.
    MAC Address: 44:67:55:03:0E:CC
    Firmware Version: DEBUG-0010
    Hardware Version: WT25G2-0001

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    #5791
    Hollygrace
    Participant

    Mine lost power last week and after restoring power it won’t reconnect to wifi. I just says offline, but manual watering works. Mac I’d 44.67.55.40.15.8B

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    #5828
    Rstimbert
    Participant

    Mine worked fine for a couple weeks but now it’s disconnecting at least once every day or two. I can manage to get it reconnected (if I’m at home) but this is getting ridiculous. As I’m reading, this seems to be kind of a common problem, what is the fix? pointless to have a wifi control if I have to continually go to the unit and reset it and when I’m not home I’m just SOL.

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    #5832
    Josh Wheeler
    Keymaster

    RSTIMBERT

    What is your timer’s MAC Address? We’ll take a look and push a firmware update if one is needed.

    Thank you!

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    #5838
    Hollygrace
    Participant

    Can you please check mine?

    Mac I’d 44.67.55.40.15.8B

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