I just received my new Photon in the mail a few days ago and I’m having a heck of time getting it to connect to my home wifi network.
My home network is fairly simple. I have a non-wireless router connected to the WAN, and a Ubiquiti wireless access point (UAP-PRO, which is dual band with the same SSID).
I plugged in the Photon to my desktop via USB and attempted to connect the Photon to the cloud using the Particle app on my Nexus 9 tablet. When scanning for a wifi network, the correct SSID was shown, but attempting to connect to it would result in an error on the final step.
I then put the Photon back in setup mode and tried to configure it via serial using particle-cli. Manually entering the wifi SSID and parameters (“particle serial wifi”) would give me a “Done! Your device should now restart.” message and the Photon would blink green. If I go the “particle setup” route, then after entering the wifi information, the message “Obtaining device information” just repeats over and over.
After no success connecting to my normal wireless access point, I grabbed an older Netgear router from storage and fired that up. Still no go. In fact, the Photon would never detect that SSID when scanning, even though I can connect my phone and tablet to it.
I then put the Photon into DFU mode, flashed the 4.7 firmware and tried everything again. Still no go.
I connected to the Photon using Putty via the COM port and configured wifi from there. Still no go. Same result: the Photon just blinks green.
The Photon will never detect my Netgear access point. Manually entering the SSID and wifi parameters does not connect either.
Oddly enough, I setup my Android phone as a hotspot and then using the Particle app on my tablet, I was able to connect the Photon to the hotspot and finally got the breathing cyan light!
The hotspot has the exactly same security configuration (WPA2 AES) and password as my Ubiquiti AP. I’ve tried a range of different security modes on the Netgear: different SSIDs, WPA TPIK, WPA2 AES, WPA/WPA2 mixed, etc. The Photon refuses to see or connect to any of the access points.
What am I missing here?