So the new photons have arrived today. As a control, I have taken it out of the packet, powered up using an OEM Sony USB charger and attempted to configure using the Particle Android app. It connects to the Photon’s AP, but cant’ configure the device.
I manually tried to get http://192.168.0.1/public-key and this also timed out.
I’ve tried several times, after resetting and it’s still the same. Thinking back to pairing other Photons and Cores in the past I’ve always found the process to be somewhat unreliable but I always put this down to the firmware etc not being 100% stable and things like when there were different apps for core/photon etc. I just assumed there were bugs.
I’m going to try the same test in a different location as the answer is either the environment is causing the issue or the device is buggy/faulty.
But either way, it still brings me back to the original issue, which is I wouldn’t expect a consumer to have to go to all this trouble. Let’s just say it is the environment, my question(and the consumer’s) would be why do all my other WiFi/ZigBee/Bluetooth devices work fine?
I’ll report back when I have more information.