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Offline FCPNW

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WS-2902A and WiFi Setup - blinking M-A instead of M-B
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:33:35 PM »
Many thanks to this forum for the various posts, ideas, hints and tips. The positivity of the group kept me going, rather than give up and I thought I'd just make a quick, FIRST, post.

Somehow, I'd come across setup documentation (for the 2902) that advised to simultaneously press the Rain and Alarm button for 5 seconds. This resulted in the WiFi icon to rapidly flash along with M-A..No attempts using any device, tablet or phone, for the AWNET app to configure the console.

I kept focus on why the documentation stressed it should be M-B flashing. I finally found the correct documentation showing to press WIND + Pressure now M-B is flashing with the WiFi symbol.

I'm not sure I understand all the nuances, but I did also get the firmware update to 4.1.1
It's gorgeous here today, considering the previous couple weeks of snow. 44deg and Sunny

Thanks all

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Re: WS-2902A and WiFi Setup - blinking M-A instead of M-B
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 05:39:03 PM »
M-A is the old way to set it up with the Osprey Tool app. This was used with older 3.x.x firmware and was what ran on the original WS-2902. This method basically requires you to have your mobile device connected to a 2.4GHz WiFi only. So it required people to turn off the 5GHz band or make the 5GHz band have some other name.

M-B is the newer easier method and is for the new 4.x.x firmware and is what is on the WS-2902A. This method uses the awnet app instead. This method has the console create a MiFi hotspot. This method does not have the issue with needing to deal with 5GHz. A WS-2902A though retains the ability to connect the old way as you did by pressing the other set of buttons.

* It is technically possible to upgrade a WS-2902 to a WS-2902A UPDATE: Ambient decided to advise against it because some devices were getting bricked (bad flash upgrades that render the device useless), so in the latest awnet app the ability to upgrade from 3.x.x to 4.x.x has been disabled.

Once the WS-2902 or WS-2902A is linked up to WiFi with either method it doesn't matter from that point on as they work the same. And the WS-2902 users can even turn their 5GHz back on if they turned it off during setup.

Enjoy your new stuff! Oh and welcome to the forum.
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Offline kbellis

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Re: WS-2902A and WiFi Setup - blinking M-A instead of M-B
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2019, 11:10:44 AM »
Hi George,
Thanks for concisely mentioning these distinctions here in this thread!
Kind regards,