My Photon was working fine but then I moved to a new house. I need to setup the Photon so it works with my new router.
My house can see a half dozen wifi networks. Three of them are from my house. (Don’t ask why I have three.)
- BlueMoose Security: WPA2 Personal
- BlueMoose-guest Security: None
- xfinitywifi Security: None
ALL THREE require a password from the user when he first attempts to use the network. I assume the password needs to be stuffed into the Photon as a part of the setup process so it can use the network later on.
I tried both the smartphone and CLI app named ‘particle’ Both seem to lead to the same problem dead end. ‘particle’ tries the automagical way of doing thing and attempts to find what wifi nets exist, ask you which one you want to use with the Photon, and use whatever security is sees is already in use by that network.
If I select either of the wifi nets which are listed as “Security: None”, it appears to decide that, since it’s NONE, why bother asking the user for a password? There is no place in the dialog where one can enter a password. Output follows.
I chose not to use the WPA2 Personal network because the password is quite long and complicated. I also have not yet tried to use “manual” setup but I think the program should not need it.
I am missing something about passwords and their use with wifi.
? Would you like to manually enter your Wi-Fi network configuration? No
? Please select the network to which your Photon should connect: xfinitywifi
> Here’s what we’re going to send to the Photon:
> Wi-Fi Network: xfinitywifi
> Security: NONE
> Password: [none]