cyellen
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Re: Wireless connection

Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:54 am

Thanks for all the tips! I changed the firewall settings (who knew I had one??!) and it stayed connected all night...this morning it was still connected and the firmware had been updated so it went through a whole boot cycle all on its own. Whew.

I was pretty sure it wasn't a signal strength problem since I have 80-90% signal in the garage. My router doesn't have an antenna - it is a Linksys/Cisco model that looks like a flying saucer (very technical, huh?) so unfortunately I couldn't do anything to adjust them.

Thanks again everyone...
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davewill
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Re: Wireless connection

Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:35 am

cyellen wrote:Thanks for all the tips! I changed the firewall settings (who knew I had one??!) and it stayed connected all night...
Please tell us what firewall setting you changed. That way others can more fully benefit.
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cyellen
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Re: Wireless connection

Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:06 am

I simply turned it off on the router. I have a firewall installed on each PC in the home.
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Re: Wireless connection

Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:12 pm

On a hunch ... to anyone with trouble with the Blink ... try parking the LEAF as far away from the EVSE as possible (within limitations of the cord length/parking space, of course) while charging and see what happens. Also ... if you have anything other than a cable/DSL type internet access ( for example: I have wireless broadband. ) ... park the LEAF "far away" from your router/antenna.
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Re: Wireless connection

Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:16 pm

LEAFer wrote:On a hunch ... to anyone with trouble with the Blink ... try parking the LEAF as far away from the EVSE as possible (within limitations of the cord length/parking space, of course) while charging and see what happens. Also ... if you have anything other than a cable/DSL type internet access ( for example: I have wireless broadband. ) ... park the LEAF "far away" from your router/antenna.
Don't tell me the Leaf isn't FCC compliant ;)
On a serious note, didn't I read somewhere you shouldn't sit in the vehicle when charging? Maybe this is an RF interference when charging problem.
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DarkStar
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Re: Wireless connection

Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:27 pm

jcesare wrote:On a serious note, didn't I read somewhere you shouldn't sit in the vehicle when charging? Maybe this is an RF interference when charging problem.
Here's what the manual says:

(Owner's Manual, page CH-2)

If you use any medical electric devices, such as an implantable cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardiovascular defibrillator, check with the electric medical device manufacturer concerning the effects that charging may have on implanted devices before starting the charge operation.

If you have an implantable cardiac pacemaker or an implantable cardiovascular defibrillator, while the Liion battery is charging:

— Do not stay inside the vehicle.
— Do not go inside the vehicle, for example to remove or place an item in the passenger compartment.
— Do not open the rear hatch, for example to remove or place an item in the cargo area.

Charging may affect the operation of electric medical devices and result in serious personal injury or death.
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Re: Wireless connection

Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:33 pm

By the way, for anyone looking for cheap/quality ethernet cables, I've been using Monoprice.com in CA for a long time. Picked up a 50ft Cat6 cable for like $10 shipped. They've got all sorts of various shapes and sizes...
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Re: Wireless connection

Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:44 pm

Has anyone got their wireless to work? I just got my Blink EVSE installed today, all the tests pass on the wireless but the connect to blink network.
I have a Belkin Vision N1.
I am less than 30 feet away from my access point and my laptop in the garage right next to the blink gets an "excellent" signal strength reading.

For those who did get this to work, what brand of router are you using?
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Re: Wireless connection

Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:01 pm

ENIAC wrote:IYou just need some cardboard, aluminum foil, glue (spray glue is best), a printer to print the template and a pair of scissors. Here's a website with the template and directions. The beauty of this solution is that I didn't need to purchase and configure a range extender, your WiFi signal is focused where you need it, it's passive so there's nothing to fail, and it's cheap.
I tried this and found that it interfered with my tin-foil hat....... :shock:

(just kidding) (actually I have something like this and it does seem to work)
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Re: Wireless connection

Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:33 pm

My blink unit on wifi was rather flaky (some days it would pass all network tests, some days it lost its network settings and some days it flat out wouldn't work), resulting in the occasional "calibrate" screen and once, just once, a complete lock-up of the unit where it wouldn't charge until I gave it a hard reboot. By luck, the very next day my refurbished Netgear powerline adapters from newegg showed up and the unit has had 100% uptime since then. Admittedly, there's also been a firmware update since then, but....

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