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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Digit » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:04 pm

jrkalf wrote:<sorry for the delay, I wasn't watching the topic and it slipped my mind>

It slipped mine too :wink:

I'm not sure, but I don't think my problems were not heat related, although it does get hot :(
Wifi settings not being accepted, things like that.
I'll try to dig in my memory (which is a bit rusty after holidays and all...)
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby jrkalf » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:30 am

Digit wrote:
jrkalf wrote:<sorry for the delay, I wasn't watching the topic and it slipped my mind>

It slipped mine too :wink:

I'm not sure, but I don't think my problems were not heat related, although it does get hot :(
Wifi settings not being accepted, things like that.
I'll try to dig in my memory (which is a bit rusty after holidays and all...)



Sorry, I didn't mean to say that wifi issues were heat related, but the device crashes because of heat with me and becomes unusable. It enters a boot loop if I interpret the led blinking correctly.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Akatar » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:51 pm

the only problem i have (i have no heat problem without the cover_ that all my ip devices with dhcp (laptop etc) get the roowifi ip as gateway ip. so no internet for this devices with dhcp.
any idea to fix or change this?
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby jrkalf » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:51 pm

Akatar wrote:the only problem i have (i have no heat problem without the cover_ that all my ip devices with dhcp (laptop etc) get the roowifi ip as gateway ip. so no internet for this devices with dhcp.
any idea to fix or change this?


I defined a static lease for the roowifi in my ISC DHCP server.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Akatar » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:54 pm

my roowifi has a static ip 192.168.1.191
other ip devices that has dhcp on get that ip adres as gateway adres
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby 123unlock » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:28 am

also keep in mind you use the lower wifi channels
first time i also had problems, my router was standard on wifi channel 13, it seems roowifi can only work on channel 1-12 so it was never able to connect. took me almost an hour to figure that out :)
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby jrkalf » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:13 am

123unlock, you don't have any heat issues? What Roomba are you working with?

My setup is a Roomba 780 and it probably runs a higher output voltage or something. The little black block <triac?> (don't know the english word) that diverts the excess current to the GND is running dangerously hot with me and causes the device to go into a overheat and then a bootloop sequence.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby 123unlock » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:42 pm

hi

yes the black block on the upper left is getting hot here too.. but not causing any problems yet, also running it on an 780 roomba
the device is still responsive.. some thing i found out was that on the docking in the past it consumed 5 watt in trickle charge, and now it's using 8 watt so the roowifi consuming 3 watts.. based on normal state i think thats a lot. so no wonder it's getting hot
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby vanisher » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:05 am

Any updates on the Wifi control?

Are all the suggested changes included? Still looking for a good solution voor my 780.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Bwired » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:31 am

No News yet, still not using the roowifi :-(
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby jrkalf » Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:09 pm

Bwired wrote:No News yet, still not using the roowifi :-(

same.
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby vanisher » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:58 pm

Any updates? or still overheated?
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Bwired » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:14 pm

No updates :-(
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby threshershark » Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:51 am

I'm also having the same problem - very hot and no reliable wifi connection- is it possible to upgrade the firmware? What is Xavier doing about this?
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Re: RooWiFi Roomba WiFi control

Postby Madalena » Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:12 pm

I purchase one in last 28th October and also have the same problem :Heat was an issue since the beggining with my board,very, very hot and no reliable wifi connection! I think because of heat it crash and enters in boot loop...finally yesterday I found the red light not blinking so I pull it out and he burnt my finger ...I'll let it cool all night and after reinserted in my Roomba 780 and now is completely unresponsive :-( no boot loop no adhoc network and after a few blinks on connection it lights off :| I've made the purchase through Z-Wave and I'm waiting for their reply
Any one have had something like that?Thanks a lot
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