I’m hoping someone within the technical community can assist us.
We’ve inherited 6 x emonpi loggers with PV and electricity logging capabilities. The instructions left with the loggers said ‘these are all set up. previously working fine. All good to go.’
Unfortunately, I can neither get them to connect to the Wifi nor update their internal clock. I think that they are logging, but time stamped in 2018 and 2019.
My abilities in this area are just above zero. I’ve been digging through the community feeds since last Friday and I’m no further on. I can’t get to the blue-screen in the setup instructions in the emonpi Guide webpage. I assume that this is because they were previously setup.
I managed to “reimage” one of the SD cards with the GitHub version of the 26Oct17.img. The “Inputs” remained but the “Feeds” cleared, and it didn’t solve my issue with connecting to the Wifi and updating the internal time and date.
When i turn on any of the 6 loggers the wee display still shows “WIFI: YES 0% 192.168.42.1”
I can find the “emonpi” listed in the Wifi signals.
the wifi password in the emonpi Guide page works fine
I can access the logger through emonpi.local/emoncms/, both in wirelessly and through the ethernet.
I can see the list of Wifi hubs, in the emoncms>setup>wifi. Including our home and business hub.
I can add the PSK and press [save and connect].
After 60 seconds the emonpi restarts.
the wee display says “WIFI: NOT CONNECTED”
the words on the emoncms displays : Status: Disconnected
All 6 do the same thing, and have done with many, many attempts since last Friday. The date is stuck to 2018 or 2019 - when it was last connected - I presume.
Is there any characters that would affect the emonpi accepting the wifi hub’s password? (! or & etc.)
Any help would be very much appreciated.
P.S. I have absolutely no idea how to type in any codes. I don’t even know where the I can type in codes in the emoncms settings - i.e. the sudo command line that is referenced by the community.
Thanks in advance.