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Offline cocobelluss

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WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« on: August 01, 2020, 11:48:43 AM »
Hello,

Since the firmware update to 1.5.2, the wifi of the weather station (Eurochron EFWS2900) no longer works correctly! Indeed, a data transfer interruption bug for this product every day at 2:50 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. with the wifi indicator flashing permanently on the console. I must unplug and reconnect the station console electrically so that the data transfer can work again before a new cut at 2:50 p.m. and 6 a.m. I reset the console but it doesn't change anything, then the router is fine.

Anyone have an idea to help me revert to the previous 1.5.0 firmware that worked fine ?

French : Sorry translated by google translate

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 02:36:25 PM »
You can't go backwards on firmware versions. If there is a problem with the firmware then you need to wait for the next version of the firmware. Before you report the possible firmware bug I recommend to look at some other things first.

Log into your router and take a look at the DHCP server settings. What is the DHCP lease time? Usually this lease time is a large number because it is expressed in seconds. See if your disconnect problem coincides with your lease time expiration?

If it does coincide with the lease expiration you could then change the lease time on the router to be for a much longer time span. But this will not totally resolve the problem, because you'll probably still be disconnected, just not as frequently. But this temporary fix might make it better to deal with if in fact this is a new firmware bug.

I would also recommend that you update the firmware on your WiFi router.
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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 03:48:59 PM »
Hello,

Since the firmware update to 1.5.2, the wifi of the weather station (Eurochron EFWS2900) no longer works correctly! Indeed, a data transfer interruption bug for this product every day at 2:50 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. with the wifi indicator flashing permanently on the console. I must unplug and reconnect the station console electrically so that the data transfer can work again before a new cut at 2:50 p.m. and 6 a.m. I reset the console but it doesn't change anything, then the router is fine.

Anyone have an idea to help me revert to the previous 1.5.0 firmware that worked fine ?

French : Sorry translated by google translate

Hi

Not sure I understand, will the console return to Wi-Fi after a while or will it stay disconnected?

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 03:52:34 PM »
My EFWS2900 was bricked completely after update to 1.5.2. Fortunately I got a replacement of the console. The new one updated to 1.5.2 without any problems. I suspect, that I had some old batteries loaded, which forced kind of a reset during update. This assumption is, because when I added the same batteries to the new console, it started to reboot after some minutes. As soon as I removed the batteries, everything worked fine again. As long as you can perform a hardware reset (remove the batteries, unplug power for at least a minute, then immediately after powering starts and all segments appear on screen, press WIND and PRESSURE at the same time for about 5 seconds), you could try to at least get a clean installation of firmware 1.5.2. For me, I have learned to remove the batteries, whenever I do an update again. But, may be, this is just electronic voodoo.

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2020, 05:47:23 AM »
Hello,

Since the firmware update to 1.5.2, the wifi of the weather station (Eurochron EFWS2900) no longer works correctly! Indeed, a data transfer interruption bug for this product every day at 2:50 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. with the wifi indicator flashing permanently on the console. I must unplug and reconnect the station console electrically so that the data transfer can work again before a new cut at 2:50 p.m. and 6 a.m. I reset the console but it doesn't change anything, then the router is fine.

Anyone have an idea to help me revert to the previous 1.5.0 firmware that worked fine ?

French : Sorry translated by google translate

Hi

Not sure I understand, will the console return to Wi-Fi after a while or will it stay disconnected?

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No it remains disconnected until I restart it electrically.

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 05:48:34 AM »
My EFWS2900 was bricked completely after update to 1.5.2. Fortunately I got a replacement of the console. The new one updated to 1.5.2 without any problems. I suspect, that I had some old batteries loaded, which forced kind of a reset during update. This assumption is, because when I added the same batteries to the new console, it started to reboot after some minutes. As soon as I removed the batteries, everything worked fine again. As long as you can perform a hardware reset (remove the batteries, unplug power for at least a minute, then immediately after powering starts and all segments appear on screen, press WIND and PRESSURE at the same time for about 5 seconds), you could try to at least get a clean installation of firmware 1.5.2. For me, I have learned to remove the batteries, whenever I do an update again. But, may be, this is just electronic voodoo.

I have tried a factory reset with this method before but it doesn't change anything.

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2020, 05:53:35 AM »
Attached are pictures of the console if it helps to solve my problem.

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 06:05:13 AM »
No it remains disconnected until I restart it electrically.

Ok. I have updated my test-console to 1.5.2 and will see what happens.

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 06:06:56 AM »
So, after factory reset, you could at least configure the Wifi connection with WsView again? And actually there are no batteries inside? What, if you put some pretty new batteries in?

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 06:30:04 AM »
So, after factory reset, you could at least configure the Wifi connection with WsView again? And actually there are no batteries inside? What, if you put some pretty new batteries in?

yes I can configure the wifi again from ws view. I just changed the batteries with new ones to see but I don't think that will change anything since the wifi of the console only works electrically from an AC outlet so I think the batteries have no influence on the functioning of the wifi.

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2020, 09:18:58 AM »
That's what i think is kind of voodoo.
Without batteries, my console runs with no problems. Adding old batteries, even running with power plugged in, rebooting occurred. So, I assume, since 1.5.2 the batteries are checked at times. But the check itself is bogus, if the batteries are bad. I don't know, what the algorithm does, when no batteries are there.

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Re: WS View bug firmware 1.5.2 with Eurochron EFWS2900
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2020, 01:24:26 PM »
No disconnects with 1.5.2 in my setup.

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