I have a photon that’s behaving very strangely!
The problem is similar to this post (which also didn’t seem to have a solution):
I am trying to set the photon up with another wifi network using “particle setup wifi” – I entered the credentials correctly several times, but each time it gives me this weird error:
I said: w
Serial said: SSID:
I said: NETWORK_NAME_HERE
timed out on Security 0=unsecured, 1=WEP, 2=WPA, 3=WPA2:
timed out on
When the time out happens, the photon goes from blinking blue to completely shutting off (LED indicator is off )!
I tried factory resetting it (holding setup, pressing reset, holding setup for 10s until white blinking and solid white) but it goes back to flashing green, so the wifi creds aren’t erased!
I’ve also tried flashing the factory tinker firmware but it still has the same wifi setup problem.
What’s strange is that if I turn on my hotspot (the original wifi that the photon was set up with), the photon breathes cyan… But it doesn’t do that with any other wi-fi network that I’ve entered.
Any ideas as to what the problem could be? Help would be very appreciated!
Edit: I’ve also tried setting up wifi through the particle app – I get this error:
“Error! Setup process couldn’t configure the wi-fi creds for you photon, please try running setup again after resetting your photon and putting it back in blinking blue listen mode if needed”