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For questions concerning Wi-Fi connected IoT devices and protocols for Wi-Fi communication. Use the [wireless] tag for any other wireless protocol - this tag is specifically for Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11.x).

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Get data from IoT device *without using phone app*

I often find myself in a situation of wanting to get data out of an IoT device without having to use a phone app. Example1: My blood pressure monitor (Omron 654) has a bluetooth-based android app that ...
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Add wearable to RFM69 network

My goal is to add a wearable (wristband) to my rfm69 (sx1231) 868MHz network. The network consists of several rfm69 nodes in a star topology in FSK mode. The wearable should notify the user via ...
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Using the Matter protocol over Wi-Fi

I am new to Matter. I am having trouble understanding how Matter over Wi-Fi actually actually works with regards to the actual Wi-Fi network. If I am using Matter over Wi-Fi for all of my devices, ...
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Privacy with robot vacuums: easy and reasonable security measures

Hi vacuum owners and other IoT experts. I am looking for easy and reasonable measures to manage privacy issues with robot vacuums. I know that some models can be controlled with Valetudo and similar ...
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Sonoff Tasmota sensor has hard time to connect to MQTT broker on a specific LAN

I have an old Sonoff TH16 (like this one) flashed with the Tasmota firmware to use it via MQTT. I have a mosquitto broker on an external server. It ran fine for several months inside my friend's LAN ...
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Car fuel level sensor remotely monitoring

Car fuel level sensor Car fuel level monitoring is implemented and viewed on the dashboard with assistance of fuel level sensor inside the Automobile. Is it possible to remotely monitor a running ...
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Esp32-c3 not able to connect to home router

I have bought 2 ESP32-C3 from Waveshare and tried many tutorials on how to connect them to the home router. None of the code I used worked including the micropython example, Arduino example and not ...
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IoT Devices are getting disconnected from WiFi, TP-Link AX1800

I'm having a weird behaviour of Tasmota (v.13) on 82866 devices, that hang up spontaneously (happens at different times, for different durations). For example, they can be connected for 12 hours and ...
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LoRa - How to forward packets?

I'm working on a system where LoRa Module 1 forwards packets. In this setup, when a user is connected to Module 2 (linked to an ESP32 board and acting as an access point), and they enter a URL like &...
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How WiFi band steering affect 2.4GHz only connected object?

I recently installed a 2.4GHz-only smart bulb on my 2.4/5GHz WiFi using band steering, and I discovered that the bulb can't connect to my WiFi unless I split 2.4 and 5GHz under two different SSIDs. ...
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No router device sees my ethernet cable, but all my endpoint devices see it

This is a weird one. I live in a very remote area with no wired internet options, so I have set up a 4G router about 75 meters from the house in a spot where 4G reception is good enough. I'm running a ...
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How to inspect trail camera network

I was recently given a trail camera, "wildlife camera." It works great, but the mobile app to connect and see the pictures/videos is very janky and hard to use. I write software for a living,...
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Can't Connect to ESP32 in AP Mode

I'm trying to connect to an ESP32-WROOM-32 in AP mode, using the following micropython code: import network ssidAP = 'WiFi_ESP32' #Enter the router name passwordAP = '12345678' #Enter ...
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Hacking wifi control of pet door

I'm considering buying the Sure Petcare Microchip Cat Flap Connect. I like the idea of being able to set a schedule for when my cat is allowed to exit the house and also to control it via the ...
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Tuya pairing protocol

Are there any vendor public or reverse engineered data about the protocol used to pair new device to the Tyua app (using the "easy" mode)? As I understand the process, it is needed to: ...
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UDP communication with XBee Wi-Fi S6B

I am an absolute newbie when coming to using these modules. I am trying to setup a basic UDP connection between my XBee S6B (UDP Client) to my computer (UDP Server). I have added my codes below. The ...
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Serial (UART) WLAN bridge with ESP8266

I have an installation with an MCU with proprietary (unfortunately) and immutable firmware, that provides a serial interface to connect a PC or laptop to. Planning to make it accessible via the ...
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Hostname resolution different on both WiFi bands

I have a couple of devices that have a defined hostname, to which I can access/reach on both my browser and command line (using ping) when I am connected to my home network via LAN and 5GHz WiFi, but ...
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How do IoT devices connect to Wifi access point by using a Smartphone

I am building an IoT device based on Android and I am trying to understand how I can use a smartphone to configure a device for connection to Wifi. The IoT device doesn't have a Screen. So I want to ...
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Remotely controlled alarm

I would like to find, or if necessary, create a device that can be set to go off with a chime or alarm of some sort at certain times throughout the day. If that was all that was required, then no ...
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Is Matter, the unified protocol for IoT, usable for hobbyists?

I am a domotics enthusiast and I use some ESP8266 chips for various uses, mostly with HomeAssistant on my RPi. I recently bought some Zigbee devices and the benefits seem very interesting for IoT ...
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Is it possible to connect an esp32 (or similar) to a "guest" WiFi network that requires logging in via a splash page?

I would like to connect an IoT device (esp32, etc.) to the guest WiFi network at the office. When I connect my own personal laptop to the guest network, it requires checking a box on a splash/welcome ...
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Help selecting a microcontroler

I need you help, currently I`m searching for a microcontroller That supports ultra power mode. Has bluettoth support. Can be waked up by a wireless interruption. The microcontroller must be powered ...
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Named URLs on Local Network

How can I access my IoT peripheral device (raspberry pi B3+) on my local network in a reliable way? I want to use WiFi not BLE. I want to protect against the device getting a different IP when it is ...
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How to connect several sensor boxes (ESP32) via WIFI/webserver/...?

I'm intending to create some (like 5-10) boxes with sensors and/or relays inside using ESP32's. For connection to a laptop and mobile phone I found a tutorial at ESP32 WebSocket Server: Control ...
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Can a device like chromecast degrade over time?

I'm having trouble connecting to my chromecast in any apps. Sometimes it works fine and sometimes it just won't work. I can see that it is connected to my WiFi network and I've read the very helpful ...
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Does anyone else make a product like the Leviton Smart Wi-Fi 4 Button Controller DW4BC-1BW?

I have an x10 system in part of my home that controls outlets that are on separate circuits from the wall x10 wall switches. I would like to put wifi outlet plugs in the existing outlets (removing the ...
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How to upload new firmware to Ralink RT5350F board

I took apart old Edimax SmartPlug (model SP-1101W) to find out that the brain of the device is Ralink RT5350F chip conviniently placed on removable module board: The board has two rows of 14 pins (28 ...
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Why arp -a does not show all devices connected to WIFI? [closed]

I am trying to see the IPs of all the devices connected to my WIFI. Everyone suggests to use the command arp -a in the terminal but when I do so I get always the same list of devices. I try to connect ...
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Using Alexa as speaker over LAN

I would like to use my Alexa as a speaker for my (windows)PC. My PC doesn't have Bluetooth and Alexa is not directly connected to my PC. Since the Alexa is connected to the same router (via WiFi) as ...
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"Smart" switch keeps disconnecting from wi-fi network

I bought a smart switch to control my room lamp. It is a JWCOM Smart SA-01 model with very little to no documentation available on the internet (at least I wasn't able to find anything useful). The ...
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What are the current reliable remote internet options?

I have a remote camera security system that is off-grid & solar-powered. Right now, I connect to it using a off-the-shelf mifi / hotspot device. It works, but if I ever have a few days of low ...
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Avoid keyboard interaction by passing WiFi credentials through phone via bluetooth

We're designing an IoT device that needs to connect to wifi, but the screen is too small for a keyboard. Can wifi credentials be passed via bluetooth to the IoT device from an iPhone or Android? Would ...
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Problems with smart plugs going into "not responding" state

I have some smart plugs that I recently installed at my employer's office to deal with some remote-management issues we were having. I used two different brands (the GE one and the Belkin/WeMo one). ...
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Are there wireless to wireless routers for meshing, and if not why?

I have years of adminning cloud/telco infrastructure but have never really looked into much for my house other than your basic router/switch/nas setup. Moved into a bigger house and wanted to ...
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Nest Wifi - What to look for to make sure your current modem is compatible with a Nest Wifi device?

I'm about to pull the trigger on buying a Nest Wifi https://store.google.com/ca/product/nest_wifi. So before I spend 200$ on that... how can I verify that my current modem can handle the Nest Wifi? ...
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ESP32 or Other as DHCP AP / Router

I have a number of IoT devices that need to be able to connect to a central device. The ideal solution would be a sort-of homegrown router that uses an ESP32 or other solution that can operate as an ...
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How many machines do I connect to a single WiFi router?

I have 10,000 machines (to make jute-bags), and each machine needs to send data to a remote server every 2 seconds. The data consists of machine id, machine state and various other information ...
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Is MQTT a good choice for my application?

For a university project I need to have a couple of "things" that collect data and which we will then be able to view and manipulate. At the moment each of the devices will consist of a few ...
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Mobile device connected to custom WiFi IoT network drop connections

Intro I have a custom hardware that create a Wifi network and allow users to connect to it (mobile devices). There is no cellular SIM card, only wifi. Once connected, through sockets, I'm able to ...
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How to pair the Xiaomi Smartmi Electric Heater 1S with the Mi Home app through WiFi

It seems that my Mi Home app is not recognizing the Xiaomi Smartmi Electric Heater 1S. This is actually happening with two different Xiaomi heaters (same model). What I've tried so far, after ...
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How to have a Nedis smart device to connect to WiFi network without app and registering?

I have a Nedis WIFIHTPL20FWT Smart conversion heater. It seems that I need to register to Nedis cloud service and only then using Nedis SmartLife App this device could be connected to my local WLAN. I ...
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Cannot connect to softAP hosted on ESP32 IoT device on Windows 10

I have an IoT ESP32 device that needs to be configured through its softAP WiFi. When I enter the credentials of that network I get "cannot connect to network". I suspect that it's because ...
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ESP32 transmit data over BLE VS Wifi

I am working on a project where I have got an ESP32 device (Wifi & Bluetooth), which reads data from some sensors, such as temperature and soil moisture (outdoor environment). The data is then ...
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Add secure-Ethernet connectivity to IoT board

I'm designing a board with a small (8-bit) MCU onboard. Its job is to control a bunch of I/O and PWM signals, but does not handle any high-level connectivity but UARTs. It is required to have a WiFi ...
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Board to act as a hotspot and connect to Internet

Please excuse the very vague title, I had no idea how to condense my question into a title. Unit A - ESP32 Unit B - what I am looking for HOME_WIFI - The wifi network broadcasted within my home. ...
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UL-certified WiFi Wall Switch

I'm looking for a UL-certified WiFi wall switch for programming network effects in Python. UL-certified Wall-mounted Mains-powered 2+ physical switches Python-programmable. I want to program some ...
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How to replace a on-the-wire switch by a smart device?

I would like to replace this with a smart, Wi-Fi enabled device (Zigbee could be OK as well) that I could also command from Home Assistant. I would absolutely like to retain the capacity to switch ...
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How to control an ESP8266 via the Wi-Fi?

Summary I would like to build (ideally based on ESPHome) a device with a buzzer I can trigger remotely via the network. Context I have several systems built around my home automation system: Home ...
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Most efficient wlan module for a bunch of rcars

I want to build up a rc car on my own which I can connect/steer via an app - either smartphone or computer. Not decided, yet. I also want to use multiple cars, each for a friend so let's say in the ...
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