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More realistically, this delay encompasses the time to register on the wifi network. In order to minimize power consumption (that's an officially irreplaceable battery) the device is normally completely dormant - it cannot afford the energy cost of maintaining a wifi network connection, and instead only starts trying to obtain one after the button has ...


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The original Dash buttons were based on the Broadcom (now Cypress) WICED SDK, and as a result there have been several online writeups on how to develop custom firmware for them. Typically in such a system, the MAC address is merely a data item in flash at a location specified in a header file; hence it is something readily changed. (The newer ones use an ...


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First I thought it was the easiest way to use a standard hack that connects the Dash button to IFTTT and the just use the SmartThings channel on IFTTT to do the rest. Unfortunately SmartThings currently does not seem to support setting the home mode via IFTTT. Generally their recipes seem not too useful from the outside. I cannot properly look at the list ...


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It seems like that is what Amazon intended. Since you are being credited for the purchase of the device, it is no loss to you and only to Amazon and the Earth itself (waste and whatnot) However, there is a new model coming out on Friday, February 3 which will last twice as long as the original.


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From what I read on Matthew Petroff's teardown, the battery could sort-of be replaceable. In the new version of the AWS button, a triple A battery is in place, but you have to pry open the case manually, causing damage to the case. The reason they say the battery is not replaceable is because the plastic is welded together with an ultrasonic welder. ...


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Try to reboot your router and check your settings on it to see if anything has been changed in your DNS Settings. The issue usually goes away for a few weeks but I am unable to find a reason why it does that. I have a Linksys router and have been having issues with DNS and it's on devices such as printer not just IoT Devices. Also check your certificate, ...


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