Questions tagged [wifi]

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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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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Control Raspberry Pi depending on Wifi-Users

I am creating a "digital dashboard", consisting of a TV and a Raspberry Pi 3B+. The TV just shows calendar, time, weather, etc.. In the tutorial I am following for that, the creator uses a ...
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Can I use my Raspberry Pi with 802.11 ah HaLow yet?

What I’m looking for is some type of USB adaptor or similar thing that I can use with a few Raspberry Pi’s to create a 802.11 ah network, but Googling hasn’t helped at all. Does anyone know how I ...
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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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How to build a 220v ~40 amp WIFI switch (for pool pump or similar)

I'm looking for ideas and suggestions to build a 220v ~ 40 amp wifi switch for controlling my pool pump so that it can replace my mechanical timer. Very few devices are available on the market. There ...
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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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What factors to consider when selecting an integrated wifi MCU for a low powered edge device?

The motivation for this question comes from the fact that some time ago I created a simple proof of concept (PoC) IoT edge device using a microcontroller and a CC3100 Wifi network processor. One of ...
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802.11 action frames send and receive in software

Is it possible to gain access to 802.11 action frames TX/RX from software? There's a proprietary protocol based on vendor-specific action frames called ESP-NOW for ESP8266 and ESP32 chips, and I'd ...
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Is there an out-of-the-box solution for PWM controlling?

I need to ventilate a room because of my Resin printers. I have a discarded kitchen extractor hood with an EBM fan in it. It takes 10v PWM to control the speed. And the lights have a driver. To ...
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How can a device get the SSID and Password of my Network without WPS?

I'm studying ways to make an IoT device access an user´s wifi network. I know about the WPS way, where the device 'broadcast' a signal and the router, after being commanded to listen, 'receive' it and ...
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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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ESP IDF Data backup to NVS when power goes off

I am using esp-IDF library and esp32 for smart lighting. I want to maintain the state of the lights when power goes off as it can be written somewhere in NVS. Such implementation is available for ...
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Hardware Recommendation to Wirelessly measure Cat Wheel Revolutions

I'd like to attach a battery powered IOT Device to my Cat Wheel to measure the number of times it rotates across the afternoon. Not too concerned about what programming language is involved in ...
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convert string type value to integer type getting wrong result

I'm working on a project where I use MIT app inventor's spinner to select some one of the numeric value like 250 ,1000. I'm sending this value to firebase database and from that receiving it in ...
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Using LoRa as a www link

I am new to IoT and LoRa, and still trying to grasp the scope and capabilities after discovering a whole technology I never knew existed. I have read some about LoRaWan and IoT, but am confused about ...
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What is the working voltage range of a Sonoff Touch?

I would like to replace normal (mechanical) switches at home with Sonoff Touch ones, which I will be able to manage. Today I have this: and by adding the Sonoff Touch I will have that (P1 is the ...
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Please ensure your device has a proper internet connection

I have been using the 1st. Gen Kevo for almost 3 years now and was working perfect until last week that stop working with all of our phones (1 iOS and 2 Android) I tried to reset the lock and from ...
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How many local IoT, MQTT devices on a single WiFi router?

I am working on a dedicated WiFi network of real-time, IoT devices communicating with MQTT. Messages are very short, approximately 100 bytes. There will be at least 85 devices on the network. IoT ...
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How to flash original firmware of a device?

I flashed Tasmota on my wifi boiler switch (the white one with the glass touch panel the uses 'SmartLife' app like the one here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PLQHJDW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_DiCoEbV2ANWMJ)...
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How to pair IoT device

I've seen on the internet how the IoT device gets connected to the Android/iOS apps. In one video, one guy kept pressing one button for several seconds and the device enters in pairing mode and mobile ...
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IOT WiFi setup for iOS and Android

Hello IOT developers, I have an IOT project that requires a bit of WiFi magic, and I wonder if anyone of you guys have experience on the topic. The scenario is as follows: I have a WiFi hub (...
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Connect to device at home network remotely

I am trying to figure out if it is possible in any way for me to remotely connect to a device on my home network, but remotely. Scenario: My entertainment system is connected to the home network, ...
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OS for Orange Pi zero plus

I bought an orange pi zero plus and want to make a wifi access point that passes all traffic of the connected devices through tor. Simply I wanted a dev board that has gigabit ethernet and wifi for ...
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Why MCU can connect to WiFi network and computers cannot?

I was testing a system based on some devices connected to a WiFi network. There are 3 devices that make part of the system: A raspberry Pi, an ESP32 and a laptop PC. The raspi acts as a Apache server ...
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How to encrypt sensor data in low-power wireless communication like LoRa, BLE, …?

Wireless sensors communication have limitation in message size due to low power consumption. Assume that we have a heart rate sensor sending data via BLE, or a GPS data sending via LoRa to a receiver:...
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Is Bluetooth a good enough protocol for “lost my keys” beacons?

Bluetooth beacons for localizing lost objects are beginning to spread. You can locate them using an app on your smartphone (yes, and create an account, share on facebook your objects, ...) with a ...
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How do smart plugs connect to Wi-Fi via mobile applications?

All smart plugs generally have same method of connecting to Wi-Fi and with the mobile application. It's like Check the Wi-Fi light on device Search for device's Wi-Fi broadcast and connect Add ...
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Can One-way SSL secure an IoT device?

I am considering an IoT device connected to my local network (default settings, no VPN, no NAT, no DMZ) with or without Internet access. My device will run as a HTTP server offering a RPC mechanism ...
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What is the simplest programmable IoT device that can connect to Wi-Fi?

I am trying to build a cheap asset tracker that can be powered by a battery pack. All I need the IoT device to do, is to connect to known WiFi network access points. I have access to the backend ...
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Two Wi-Fi networks

I am a new home owner and I am using the Google Wi-Fi Pods for a mesh network. I recently found out that my garage door opener myQ does not support mesh networks. When I installed the Google Pods I ...
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Wia Dot One - PIR Events are not created?

Recently I have been building some projects using the Wia Dot One and the PIR module which I got with it. I am still new to electronics so I am using the "Blocks" feature on the Wia.io platform. ...
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How to send WIFI credentials to ESP32?

I would like to know what are the available ways one can send wifi creds to esp32 other than using wifimanager.
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How to structure connection slots for WiFi clients

Say we have hundreds of WiFi clients that pretend to connect to a single router. The firmware on the clients is modifiable. I'm aware the routers can handle only few dozen of clients at time. Because ...
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Industrial programmable radio transceiver

(I hope this kind of questions are tolerated here. Otherwise, please say it in the comment and I will delete the question) I have to create a wireless network of over 200 devices, placed in the same ...
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MQTT Client behind router and Port forwarding for subscription of Client [closed]

I use MQTT (Mosquitto) and several ESP8266 for sensoring issues. I want that the clients also can "subsribe" to trigger actions on the clients. The MQTT Server is placed in a VLAN of my main router. ...
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Accessing my Wi-Fi IoT socket from remote via Phone

I'd like to access my Wi-Fi Socket (Smart Plug SWA1) at home from anywhere via my (Android) Phone. It works perfectly at home via Wi-Fi. But when I tried it from outside, it didn't. Even if it says ...
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Adding a webserver to eth2wifi example for ESP32

I am interested in using ESP32-EVB from Olimex to run the eth2wifi from esp-iot-solution, using the wifi softap data forwarding demo. If I correctly understand the code, it just moves packets from ...
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Zigbee or Bluetooth for turning router on and off? [closed]

I want to be able to turn my wifi router on and off with a smart plug. What would be the best way to achieve that? Have one special plug which is zigbee (or is Bluetooth better for this?) which only ...
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what wifi modules exactly do? [closed]

Does it connect to server directly or connected to a router for data sharing or both? well, I'm having hard time about understanding this issues. Does it can provide communication to the server ...
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Using Wi-Fi hardware for ZigBee

Is it possible to use Wi-Fi adapters for communicating with ZigBee devices? Wi-Fi and ZigBee both use the 2.4 GHz range, so the radio hardware should be identical, right? Since I can not find ...
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Idea about Wifi Mesh In High-Rise Building? [closed]

I’ve been reading about wifi mesh and I’m thinking, would it work if we had one wifi mesh plugged into the modem and then had many nodes going around the high-rise buildings, perhaps 3 stories up and ...
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Simple NAT implementation on ESP32

I have an ESP32 wroom32 that has WiFi internally and an ethernet port. I want to be able to connect my phone to the WiFi and access a webserver running on the ethernet port. Schematically this looks ...
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How would I make a wifi alarm clock? [closed]

I was just wondering how I would create a completely custom wifi alarm clock, what are the things I would need in terms of IoT? I would want to control it via a custom built ios app. I am trying to ...
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Control electric plug remotely

I have an electric water pump, which I want to control over the internet. Currently I know that smart plugs can be used but this requires me to be in the same WiFi network. Are there any smart plugs ...
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Camera with doorbell separately that is connected to the server?

So I wanted to set up a camera that surveys every few second and a doorbell with a sensor where I can see the person when someone rings it. I wanted the camera and the doorbell are placed separately, ...
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Wi-Fi Line Voltage Thermostat for Baseboard Heaters

Background A house has a handful of line voltage electric baseboard heaters (240V, 3600W). Problem Control the schedule and current temperature without connecting beyond a local area network. Hard ...
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Scanning for Device

What kind of technology does the Google Home and Amazon Echo/Dot use when you set up the device for the first time and their respective apps "scan for device" before they're connected to Wifi? I'm ...
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Android things create Wi-Fi access point to configure device

I need to send Wi-Fi credentials to my Android Things headless device via a mobile app. As it is right now, the device advertises on Bluetooth, the mobile app connects to device and sends Wi-Fi ...
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Is static IP needed if using VPN to connect to IoT devices?

I have an IoT solution that I need to connect to from remote. I don't have access to open ports nor set static IPs on-site where the IoT devices will be hosted so I was looking for other solutions. ...