Questions tagged [esp8266]

For questions about the ESP8266 microcontroller unit, including programming it or using it in an IoT context.

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What is a good way for an IoT device to receive its network settings?

I'm in the process of building an IoT device using ESP8266. The device will eventually contain a couple of motors, and I would like to control these motors using MQTT. I would like to make the device ...
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Can I upload code to NodeMCU without using micro USB?

Is there any way for me to upload code to NodeMCU without using micro USB? I tried to connect RX TX (NodeMcu) along with TX RX (Arduino) but it failed.
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How do IOT platforms like Blynk, ThingSpeak etc. communicate with hardware (e.g. ESP8266) without port forwarding?

I use port forwarding if I want to access my local server NodeMCU from internet. However if I use IOT platforms like Blynk, ThingSpeak... then I dont need to care about port forwarding. We can access ...
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How to use MQTT on Arduino which uses serial com to send AT commands to ESP8266

I just started looking into MQTT protocol. Situation In my college project, currently, I use Arduino as main MCU and do every work in that and use Serial Comm. to send AT commands to esp8266 (for ...
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Is there any way to access local server from outside without port forwarding? [duplicate]

Situation I need to access an ESP8266's Wi-Fi local server from outside. Like Xiaomi Yeelight (YeeLight Introduction Web Site Link) or LOHAS LED (LOHAS LED Web Site), I have to control it from ...
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Can't Flash ESP8266 latest firmware, says “Fast Flashing error” and “Invalid head of packet(' ')”

I can't figure out how to flash the firmware found on http://www.electrodragon.com/w/ESP8266_AT-Command_firmware. I am using ESP8266 Download tool v3.4.4. When I am adding a firmware in download path ...
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NodeMCU connected with batteries stopped working after 2 hours

I connected nodemcu with batteries and uploaded a code which sends http post request every 10 min and goes to deep sleep. But after 2 hours node mcu stops sending the data. Voltage regulator used is ...