Hi, I’m having difficulty using a Photon. I’ve used Arduinos many times and also used Teensy and Raspberry Pi a little, so I have decent skills at using devices but somehow can’t do anything with the Photon. Here’s what’s happening:
Node.js, drivers, and Particle CLI install fine in Windows 7 as long as I use an old version of Node.js
When I type “particle setup” it cannot auto detect WiFi network. Manual mode can’t connect, just hangs and keeps repeating “obtaining device information…” forever while the Photon blinks blue. SSID, password, and encryption mode are identical to what it says on a laptop that I can use to successfully connect to the same router and browse the Internet. If I unplug and replug the Photon, it blinks green.
I tried these instructions:
It says “Error: Command failed: ‘dfu-util’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. 1 killed: false, code 1, signal: null” and continues blinking yellow.
When I type “particle serial wifi” it can auto detect the network if I’m using a laptop but not with a desktop. If I enter the correct information the indicator LED hangs on solid blue but never goes to cyan of any kind.
I can obtain the ID using putty or command line, but I cannot claim the Photon while logged into the web site. Particle Dev and Particle Build never recognize the Photon, even though command line does.
The Netgear N900 router does both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz. There’s always a solid green light on 2.4 Ghz and a solid blue light on 5 Ghz. I don’t know what those LED colors mean. The manual hasn’t helped me, but maybe somebody with more experience will see something in here:
Help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. I’ll check back on Monday and throughout next week to see if there are replies… (This is for my job.)