I updated one of my devices to 0.7.0 a few days ago, when I took it to a job site to finish up my install, I noticed the photon SSID changed from “Photon-XXXX” to “Photon-XXXXXX”. I saw another thread talking about this change, but it didn’t deal with the SoftAP, and didn’t provide a solution either way. After putting the device in listening mode, I connect to the SSID, and go to the IP address: 192.168.0.1, where it takes 2-3 times as long as normal to give a result. At this point, it either downloads a file, “Hello.txt”, or says this website cannot be reached. Using another Photon with 0.6.3 firmware, flashed with the exact same firmware, works fine. Any ideas?
I would consider downgrading to a config known to work.
In that case your device is not running a firmware that provides a SoftAP page.
Double check that your firmware actually stuck on the device.
@thrmttnw, I’m downgrading all of my products before they go out to customers, I just wanted to know if this was being experienced by anyone else, and if their was a fix.
@ScruffR the device seems to run the rest of my firmware, at my office where the Wi-Fi credentials are already known from setup.
When you experience such issues, it’s always best to have a test project with only the misbehaving feature without any other factors maybe leading to wrong conclusions.
If you experience issues with SoftAP in your full project, just have a test setup with only SoftAP and see what happens.
I’ve got one extra photon, I’ll flash just the SoftAP, and report back. Is there anything in the SoftAP that would be affected by the change is SSID?
I tested two of my sample SoftAP apps (originally written for 0.5.x) and both operated normally on 0.7.0. Of course the SSID is longer, but the device firmware operated normally. I did recompile and flash targeting 0.7.0.