Coming from Arduino IDE and several ESP8266 boards I decided to give particle photon a shot…
The experience so far has been a nightmare.
First of all the Getting Started guide is missing information, the auto installer does not correctly set the paths so when you type> particle setup you get a missing file error. This has happened on 2 different machines.
You should mention the default install path or have in the instruction the full path to particle.exe (which is C:\Users[User]\AppData\Local\particle\bin)
On top of that the first time I was setting it up and Registering with the WebIDE it would not register until I logged out and logged back in.
Secondly, I have changed location and am having difficulty configuring Photon to connect to a new router.
I am trying to configure over USB but particle app locks up on either ‘Scanning for wild photons to appear’ or Configuring WiFI on COM4
I mean this is 2017, why force your uses to use a command line tool? Most of us are idiots or lazy and prefer to click on things. Whats the excuse? At least install a shortcut.
I would not recommend this device to anybody getting started with IoT, the wireless workflow is nice, but the configuration, registering is atrocious and needs work and I feel bad for all the newcomers getting their blood boiling
Edit: Solved my problem by plugging in a NETGEAR WiFI dongle and using ‘particle serial wifi’