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    WiFi Help

    Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Not savvy with Linux. I built a heatermeter more than 3 years ago. I know this because I moved 3 years ago. It is a version 4.2.4. I think it is one of the first versions with a thermocouple for the pit probe.

    It seems like it should be simple but I am unable to get it on my new wifi setup that was put in place late last year. I have tried to do this in the web interface and I even downloaded new software using the wifi configuration in the download option. I put the software on my SD card. No luck. Must be some details saved on a chip within the heatermeter itself because I did not lose my configuration details with the new SD card update.

    Suggestions? I know I can use it without wifi but would like to get all the cool features back in place.

    Thanks,
    Dax

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    Try using the HM LCD menu to reset the config, HM should come back online in Access Point mode, at which point you can connect directly to it using a wireless device then login and scan for and connect to a wifi network. If you happen to have a rPi version with a wired LAN you can use it to connect to your network then use a PC on the same network to load the HM web interface, then in Config go to Network/Wireless and scan for and connect to your wifi. You might also try dropping security on your wireless router for a minute to see if you can connect, this could help you figure out if your router is preventing the connection.
    I created the Roto Damper, RD3, HMv4.2 sliding back case, "air-burner" and the "ping-pong" valve in my quest for delicious "set and forget" BBQ.

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    Thanks Ralph. I fiddled with it some more. You also reminded me that I left a detail out in my previous message. I can could connect it via a wired LAN on the rPi. After resetting I was able to get the device to connect via WLAN. WooHoo! Ready to start cooking tomorrow.

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