ESP EASY to work as standalone without login to WiFi

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gryzli133
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ESP EASY to work as standalone without login to WiFi

#1 Post by gryzli133 » 29 Apr 2019, 11:01

Dear all,

I would like to have some small timer in the garden with OLED display and few buttons/relay. The problem is, there is no WiFi reception. I would like to be able to connect from my phone to adjust time or script, but the rest of time it would be a standalone device. Is this possible?

Other question on side: once I have changed the WiFi password and all the ESP temperature sensors with OLED display I have in my house was freezing. All the sensors ware death, not even displaying temperature on the OLED display. I think this should not be like this. Is there any option to avoid that situation, that ESP will not freeze, when the configured network has another password?

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Re: ESP EASY to work as standalone without login to WiFi

#2 Post by gryzli133 » 05 May 2019, 10:46

no one can help?

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Re: ESP EASY to work as standalone without login to WiFi

#3 Post by ThomasB » 06 May 2019, 18:59

I would like to be able to connect from my phone to adjust time or script, but the rest of time it would be a standalone device. Is this possible?
This is not a typical use since ESPEasy is intended to work in a reliable WiFi environment. But I think you can achieve your goal with some experimentation.

I suggest you use a version release BEFORE Mega 20180908. That is because there is a safety mechanism built into newer releases that might disable your plugins after failed WiFi connect attempts, which may trigger reboots. The boot protection feature that disables plugins is discussed here:
1. https://github.com/letscontrolit/ESPEasy/issues/2386
2. viewtopic.php?t=5827

Also, I suggest you start with a fresh install (with full memory erase) that has NEVER been configured to connect to your WiFi router. This will ensure ESPEasy defaults to AP mode for local access from your phone. Never configure it to use WiFi STA mode (router access) so it continues to default to AP mode on each new reboot. And do not use any features or rules that require working wifi access (MQTT, HTTP, NTP, etc).

But my comments are just ideas to try. I don't use AP mode for access and so all I can do is offer best-guess advice. Maybe someone else with deeper knowledge will chime in and offer their suggestions. But I have a feeling that you are alone in what you are trying to achieve.
Is there any option to avoid that situation, that ESP will not freeze, when the configured network has another password?
The plugin disabling mechanism mentioned above may be partially responsible for this. As a workaround, I suggest you change the ESPEasy WiFi password BEFORE you change the router's password. Then reboot ESPEasy after the router is online with this new password.

- Thomas

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