Hi, I made a particle community account to ask this question.
Recently I did the second part of this sparkfun experiment: https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/sparkfun-inventors-kit-for-photon-experiment-guide/experiment-8-activity-tracker
It required me to disconnect my photon from Wi-Fi, I did as instructed and the experiment worked, but when I tried to reconnect to WiFi it didn’t work and said my board was offline. It told me to reset the board by disconnecting, but it stayed offline.
I decided to unclaim and reclaim the device because that was the only way to reconnect the wifi I knew. However it got stuck on the second step, I clicked the reset button because that had gotten to claiming wifi set up to work before. It didn’t work this time. Now I constantly get the “Setup process couldn’t disconnect from photon WiFi network” error message.
I tried to reset the mode until it was blinking blue rapidly and trying again. This hasn’t worked. I desperately need help as I’m on a tight schedule to finish every experiment in the link earlier.
A few things to note:
- I can’t factory reset the board, if I hold mode and reset down it stops at blinking yellow.
- I’m a complete newbie. I have no idea how to use anything other than the particle app to fix any of this.
- I’ll probably need an extensive walk through on how to fix this.
- I have already seen many other posts regarding the same thing, none have done a good job of helping so far because I don’t understand what people are trying to tell me to do!
That’s all, thank you to whoever puts the time in to this to save my life.
SOLVED: I put my device in safe mode and tried to re-claim it. This worked for me!