Hi everybody, I’ve bough a spark core kickstarter edition and now I decided to put it to work.
Once configured I was not able to connect to my wifi network protected with WEP.
I know: wep is a crappy security for wifi networks but I have access only to this one…
Well: I did a lot of research and tests, mostly following the online documentation found a this address: http://support.particle.io/hc/en-us/articles/202938790-Flashing-Green-Can-t-Connect-to-Wi-Fi
Nothing worked since looking for a solution inside this community I stumbled into a strange sentence: “WEP is a strange beast: some routers accept ascii or hex passwords”.
Hex passwords??? It can’t be true but IT WORKED! I converted my 13 character WEP password to 26 character hex string and now my spark core is nicely breathing in cyan!
You can convert your password using some online resources like: http://www.asciitohex.com/
Don’t forget to remove the trailing spaces; your hex password should like this one: 00112233445566778899AABBCCDD (without spaces).
Then, once converted, follow the guide to set your configuration via serial interface: particle serial wifi
Your core should blink in blue before to use “particle serial wifi”. You can also start the full configuration with “particle setup”.
Once the particle utility as for network, encryption and password, choose your network and select manually the WEP protection. Now you can copy and paste your hex password.
Hope this can help someone stuck like me on this silly problem.