I just received my Spark Core two days ago and have not had any success connecting to my home WiFi after 2 nights of effort. A rather disappointing intro to the IoT wave. :’(
I have not been able to get past flashing blue LED while using the iOS app and my regular home router. Then when I try the USB setup, the Spark never gets past flashing green.
- Core with Chip antenna
- Using iPhone 5 power adapter connected to USB or USB port on my desktop
- Router is current model Apple AirPort Extreme 802.11ac with out of the box settings. 2.4 and 5 GHz are active, and the router supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- WPA2 personal
- Channel 6 (also tried 1)
- About 4 feet from the router
- SSID “Land of Ooo” (with spaces) but I tried activating a guest network with SSID “test” and that didn’t work either
- Default is 10.0.0.x network but also tried 192.168.0.x
Tried many different ways recommended in troubleshooting steps here. Resetting/clearing Core memory, factory reset, USB setup, troubleshooting flow chart, etc.
Also tried USB setup while connecting to my phone wifi hotspot and no luck there either.
Tried an older Belkin router with iOS app and the LED light did change to flashing green but that was as far as it got. I really don’t want to cripple or complicate my network with this old router anyway though, even if it did work–but it didn’t anyway.
Last thing I tried was CC3000 flash using spark-cli, node.js, homebrew, dfu-util. I know it’s early in this space, but that was a lot of unexpected dependency chains to follow to get to that point!
After that I’m still unable to get it to get past flashing blue while using the AirPort network and iOS app nor past green while using USB setup.
- Did the phone hotspot test prove it’s not the Airport router at fault? It didn’t get past flashing blue in this test either.
- Does anyone have Cores working with the latest AirPort Extreme
- What do I try next?