I’m just setting up my Argon and Xenon boards for the first time today. Setup of the Argon went just as smooth as I have come to expect from Particle, but the Xenon’s do not seem possible to setup at all?
I set up my Argon as a Gateway. During setup, it self-updated via my Huawei P10 Pro phone at a less than impressive speed. It took like 15 minutes to update the device? Next was the Xenon. It too updated, but only after 3 failed attempts connecting to the device. Then I get to the Mesh setup, I select my mesh network and then I’m asked to scan an assistive device already on the network. I have no devices on the network - that’s why I’m setting up one? So setting up a device is not possible unless you already have a device setup and since this requires a device to be setup it is not possible to do at all. Very much a Catch 22?
Despite the less then clever wording in the app, there MUST be a way to do this so I’ve tried scanning both the Xenon I’m setting up and the Argon that is my Gateway. In both cases this just causes the Particle app to hang while it says “Pairing with your Xenon”. I follow the instructions in the app regarding pressing setup and such, but to no vain.
Given how many months it’s been since the release of these devices, I assume that many have them up and running. What am I doing wrong here and why is it so poorly explained in the app?