Hi, we are having problems connecting the Spark to wifi using the SmartConfig protocol on mixed b/g/n networks where all clients are connected via WiFi N.
Three specific instances have failed us.
- Nexus 5 connected to another Nexus 5 hotspot. SmartConfig will never find the spark in this situation.
- Mixed mode B/G/N network on a Netgear N900 home router with about 6 clients all connected via N. SmartConfig never succesfully connects the spark.io
- FritzBox router in mixed mode. SmartConfig will not work unless many tries are attempted. Sometimes 30-40 tries (yes this takes almost an hour to test!) are required.
In all of these cases, forcing the networks to use ONLY B/G (excluding the Nexus 5 case because there is no way to specify the protocol) allows the SmartConfig to work properly.
Sure, we could provide credentials over USB, but this is not a viable solution for a product. Is there any chance the team will be releasing a version of the spark.io using one of the newer CC3100 or CC3200 which support WiFi N? Clearly the CC3000 chip does not do well in mixed mode environments (even when router support is properly configured).
In the mean time we have been looking at switching to the McThing/McRouter as it uses the CC3100 and rolling our own cloud with proper OAuth support.
Any other suggestions/alternatives out there?