I've run into some further issues with the online setup tool and the SparkFun Photon RedBoard. I've noticed that when I use the setup tool (Device Setup | Tools | Particle), and flash the device, the device stops responding to the usual serial commands. I've included a trace below of using the USB serial debug tool before and after using the setup tool in order to get the mac address. (I've tried other serial monitors, cables, device OS versions (2.3.0, 2.3.1, and 3.3.1), etc.) I made sure to be in listening mode (blinking dark blue). Is there a way to get the old / normal menu to pop up? The new menu that pops up doesn't seem to have a mac address option. Is there a different way I can get the mac address?
Is there a specific OS version I need to use?
The CLI also struggles and complains about incorrectly structured JSON objects and that it cannot complete commands such as "particle serial mac".
My issue with using setup.particle.io is that I need to be able to force claim my devices and also I don't want to add it to a product. I think that setup tool forces the device to be added to a product.
I have not looked into Tinker. And I don't remember if I tried the USB debug tool but I'll try again later today. Thanks for the tips.
Ok both those options worked. Thank you very much for your help. I had one more follow-up question kind of related to this thread. Is there an easy way to set up more than one Wi-Fi login with this setup? I suppose I could just flash it twice and that would work..