WiFi Configuration

All firmware versions released after February 2017 support WiFi Configuration. The procedure to use it is following


  1. If you power on the device and it cannot connect to the stored WiFi or there is no stored WiFi it will start an access point named vThing_<ID> and the LED will shine Blue
  2. Connect to this endpoint and open or any other http:// based url, e.g. http://xxx.com – will redirect to the former (https://xxx.com will not work)
  3. Find your WiFi network and store it. (you can also manually type it in, e.g. in case you are configuring via your mobile phone to connect to a hotspot ran by the phone)
  4. Now the device tries to connect to the AP for 20 seconds. (now is the time to turn on the hotspot on the mobile phone, if this is your scenario)
  5. LED will blink 3x Blue/Green when connection is successful and Access Point is stopped.
  6. Use the link on the last page to open the config tool and configure the device.  Or open http://config.vair-monitor.com and let it try find it.
    1. in some cases the page cannot correctly determine the network ip of the device where it runs, so it cannot scan for the device. So either enter the subnet, e.g. “192.168.1.”, or provide the IP, or provide the vThing_<id> name of the access point (the latter is what is linked on the confirmation page from the wifi configuration)
    2. The page uses Web Sockets and Local Network communication to browse all devices on the network and see if port 8266 is open. Then it connects. This way your device is not exposed to the Internet.
  7. Once the device shuts down the Lila LED you can no longer connect as it is in Continuous Operation Mode. You need to reboot it.
  8. If you like to be able to always connect to it, you need to go to tab “vESPrino” and then in “Go To Sleep(sec)” enter 0 and save it. Also put a check on “AutoStart WebSocket Server” This may have impact on temperature measurements.

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