Sid Genetry Solar Posted April 6, 2022 Share Posted April 6, 2022 I've made some MAJOR revisions to the Genetry Solar Local Server and WiFi access page. These actually were ideas that I first started implementing in July of 2021...but shelved shortly afterwards due to stability issues. By rewriting/redesigning the code, I think I've solved such issues. However, as the changes are major (not major enough for a "major" update yet!), I would like at least one beta tester meeting the following criteria: has a GS inverter with Rev. C control board (I'll get these revisions to A.1 / B hopefully before too long) not using the inverter as a primary power source (can never be too safe with preliminary updates, especially when major changes have been made!) very familiar with how routers and Internet protocols work (for diagnostic purposes in case of discovered issues). Yes, I will test everything as much as I can before running beta testing...BUT customers always have a knack of testing things in ways I'd never have guessed, sometimes with entertaining results. Current development notes are the following: FINALLY implement unified, redesigned local server page fix some bugs with the "Configure WiFi" captive portal implementation--now it should automatically pop up on most all Internet-connected devices... some minor tweaks/adjustments to JSON status data DISABLE WiFi "sleep" mode if SRVR enabled: increases power usage ~0.25W, but decreases average request response time from 800mS to 20mS. add "WiFi Settings Delete" and "WiFi Board Reset" functions complete revamp of WiFi/MQTT/SRVR mode flags (THESE SETTINGS WILL NOT CARRY OVER FROM PREVIOUS VERSIONS. Minor inconvenience.) revamp WiFi function handling, now you can specify "STA", "AP", or "AP+STA" WiFi modes AP "hotspot" mode with WPA2 WiFi security. Allows connecting a device to the inverter without a WiFi network. (Wireless remote screen.) Security is a really good idea here, with a one-time randomly-generated password (visible on the LCD screen when you select "Configure WiFi"). STA is the "normal" mode that was previously all that could be accessed, requiring an external WiFi network for communication. AP+STA ("A+S") allows the inverter to BOTH be connected to a WiFi network AND generate a separate hotspot I haven't yet started on the local server "firmware upload" feature--but that's the next project at some point. Need to deal with some more pressing things first... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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