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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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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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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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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AWS IoT Enterprise Button setup fails during Wi-Fi configuration and can't connect

IoT button is able to connect to home Wi-Fi but not corporate Wi-Fi networks. Fails to connect to WPA2-Personal as well. What kind of Wi-Fi networks does the AWS IoT enterprise button support and can ...
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NodeMCU - create public webserver

How would I go about creating a public web server so that I can control my NodeMCU v3 from anywhere in the world? I was thinking about flashing espruino on my board since I have more experience with ...
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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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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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Nest cam fallback wifi

If wifi that my Nest camera is connected to goes down, can it reconnect to an alternative wifi? In other words if the "thieves" cut the broadband cable, but I still have a 4G router as a backup, would ...
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Avoid limited connections of WiFi Router

Scenario I developed a simple board that connects via WiFi and upload some data to a remote server. The network management is up to the customer but now he asks me some hints about how to avoid the ...
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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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Efficient Server- and Protocol structure for raspberry, smartphone and 3rd-party-device network

I am new to this forum and this field. I am looking forward to good criticism and tutorials/links/instructing suggestions to build a nice system with as less effort as possible while achieving all ...
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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 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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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. ...
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“No connection” reported on Iris By Lowe's Android app for WIFI-enabled Whirlpool Water Softener (WHESCS)

Not sure what caused it, but my water softener stopped connecting to the Iris app recently. Has anyone found an easy solution?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solar panel + battery power for IoT device with 802.11n [closed]

I've only got basic skills but i am trying to hack together an ESP32 + temperature sensor to send periodic readings out via Wi-Fi. I've managed to get the board to connect to Wi-Fi, read the sensor, ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to optimise WiFi and ZigBee Coexistence

Assuming I'm not ready to give up 2.4 GHz wifi just yet, and I'm mostly immune to interference from nearby installations (i.e. I have control of any relevant configurations), what should I be doing to ...
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Using aircrack-ng within VoCore [closed]

I wonder if I can use VoCore to capture and create/inject custom made packages. I'm a big fan of IoT. But I don't do this for a living. I'm just learning stuff, on my own, in my spare time. My ...
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Can I enable interrupts on GPIO16 of ESP8266?

Usually, the gpio16 is not used as gpio. But we can read the state or change the state by writing directly to the registers. WRITE_PERI_REG(PAD_XPD_DCDC_CONF, (READ_PERI_REG(PAD_XPD_DCDC_CONF) &...
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Build a “Smart Home”—Lack of Security [closed]

I am preparing to make my home smarter and for some reasons I am not happy. I read several articles about secure the smart home, but there was no clear solution. I don't know why, but it seems that ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Build a 220 V ~ 40 A WiFi switch for controlling my pool pump so that it can replace my mechanical timer

Looking at the Migro Outdoor Smart Wi-Fi Outlet Box it appears it's just a Wifi Switch, Contactor and Manual override switch? (just found that this is on the Sonoff itself) This was asked in the link ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...