Did you upgrade the firmware?
It’s been a while, but I do remember that station mode did not work on mine with the stock firmware that came with the Viper, which was old (date circa August). Worked when I upgraded.
I have tested with 3 different skyviper units and different wifi stations and SD cards models. I might still be doing something wrong not sure why not working. i also tried uplaod the WIFI.txt file via de upload tool in the web config firmware tab.
if anything else i could try let me know.
The behaviour is that when SD card in with WIFI.txt no more access point from skyviper which is the normal thing as it should be connected to the station but it does not connect to station.
I check for the devices connected to the network, but i dont see the skyviper or other unknown device. A fast comfortable way i check via an android app NetX , i use it normally for checking ESP devices and works well.
I have also tried to connect via MP even though the chances that this work not seeing in it the network were very little i can connect to MP if using the skyviper default access point same with my GS i can connect too if using the acces point from the device but never from another wifi.
I,m using now a dedicated ubiquiti brand new router just for this purpose. what will be the most ideal configuration for SkyViper to connect to a WIFI ? i mean wifi name lengh password capitals or not ,security , special things , IP so i configured the router exactly with those values and try.
what is the best tested SD card for it any special formatting ?
any problems when editing the txt file , it has to be on notepad , notepad ++ ?
I dont know any single detail that can help the wifi station i could try.
So in short when you don’t have WIFI.TXT on SD card it works fine and you can access web server at 192.168.99.1, and when you have WIFI.TXT with your existing wifi network and WIFI.TXT with two lines
it “disappears” with no packets seen from it?
Sounds like your viper is not even connecting to your network.
Only thing I can think of is an issue with the text formatting of WIFI.TXT, and/or your router somehow rejecting the connection.
One thing to try, when you edit WIFI.TXT, say notepad++, is to check end of line settings/conversion if editing on windows. Shouldn’t make a difference, but some strange settings could make the password or file invalid.
Also is your router set to accept 192.168.X.Y addresses? I think you wrote earlier that you had tried to set its address to 18.104.22.168 and it still didn’t work so this should be the case.
Can you see if you can set your router to see what it rejects and see that it at least sees the MAC address of the viper? Maybe one thing to try, sort of desperate:
Grab the MAC address of the viper when in client mode and write it down, and set the router DHCP to assign a “known to work IP address” to that MAC address and try accessing with browser.
those are the options that gives me in the access point tab i paste screen shot, i think that part should be ok as i can connect with mobile computer etc, also when you connect with a mobile phone wifi the mobile creates an access point if i,m not wrong. when i set station in that tab no more visible wifi from the device
in the other page there is a tab that says router which now is set as SOHO router and it can be set as router only as well .
anyway apart from my good or bad router configuration there must be something else , as otherwise it could have connected to the home wifi or phone access point etc. just my guess.
hope it is just some silly thing around and that we find it soon ;D
Hi guys. Having almost the exact same issue here. My Skyviper works perfectly in AP mode but will not grab DHCP in Station mode. I’m using a Netgear R7000 for wireless as well and I do see the Viper appear in the R7000’s devices log, but with no IP or hostname.
I am not sure how to interperet the log files on the Sky Viper but if someone can provide directions I’d love to dig deeper. Alternatively, are there any other IP settings I can manually specify to avoid DHCP?
I should add, my R7000 is not my DHCP server, just an AP. Actual DHCP server is on a seperate Linux box but that is never seeing the traffic from my Viper.
The router is set to 192.168.1.1 and my wifi device in the computer to 192.168.1.100 but still i can not get the fixe ip it create this one 192.168.1.241 any hint to be able to set the fixed ip ? so to recognise device per ip and therefore use the webconfig to adjust by the ip . as if you have many and all with same ip or unknow ip not a nice solution.
hope this ip could be change in the future via webconfig and WIFI.TXT procedures.