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Re: Wireless connection

Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:16 am

Hi TurboFroggy- Thank you for sharing the pictures of the wifi bridge to the blink. However I would recommend you blur out your Blink Device ID. That is the key to their protocol and anyone can spoof your blink.

This is a poor maneuver on their part. Just wanted to keep the forum members safe :-).

msyuc
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Re: Wireless connection

Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:34 am

I added the following range extender in my garage and it solved all my connection problems immediately. It's a bit tricky to set up, but it only took me a few minutes to connect it through my router (linksys).

ERB9250 11N 300MB 11N Range Extender Removable Antenna 1 10/100
by EnGenius


Purchased on Amazon for less than $50.

I thought this might help. Maybe a lot easier than hard wiring your blink to your router.

DarkStar
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Re: Wireless connection

Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:23 am

I saw this in my Blink log when I tried connecting over wifi again this morning:

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Apr 17 17:47:55 evse2 user.notice core.out: Signal level=50/100
Apr 17 17:47:55 evse2 user.notice core.out: Bit Rates:54 Mb/s
Apr 17 17:47:55 evse2 user.notice core.out: Encryption key:on
Apr 17 17:47:55 evse2 user.notice core.out: Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Apr 17 17:47:55 evse2 user.notice core.out: Mode:Master
Apr 17 17:47:55 evse2 user.notice core.out: Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
Apr 17 17:47:55 evse2 user.notice core.out: ESSID:"AccessPoint"
I ran the scan a couple of times and the other time, my AP came up as a signal level of 53/100. This is probably the wireless issue we are all experiencing as my wifi access point is about 5 feet away from my Blink, but through the wall.

I have a spare wifi antenna that I'll try hooking up to the Blink, but I think that maybe the metal in the Blink is seriously affecting signal strength.
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Re: Wireless connection

Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:43 am

msyuc wrote:I added the following range extender in my garage and it solved all my connection problems immediately. It's a bit tricky to set up, but it only took me a few minutes to connect it through my router (linksys).

ERB9250 11N 300MB 11N Range Extender Removable Antenna 1 10/100
by EnGenius


Purchased on Amazon for less than $50.

I thought this might help. Maybe a lot easier than hard wiring your blink to your router.
How much "vampire draw" does a wireless range extender take? :?: :?:
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Re: Wireless connection

Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:59 pm

davewill wrote:You might want to scale those down a bit. Something under 800 pixels wide would be good.
Done.
Also changed my device ID to Russian... :) (Thanks for the tip whoami).
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Re: Wireless connection

Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:57 am

TurboFroggy wrote:Here is pictures of the WNCE2001 installed on my Blink. Also in case no one has ever seen an entirely green test screen, I will also include that (got that exactly 1 minute from switching from the built-in wireless to the LAN connection through the WNCE2001, on the first try.)
I use one of these with my Sunny Portal, which only has wired Ethernet. The only thing I caution is they don't have a lot of range....maybe 25' at most when you are talking about through the walls separating garage from home.
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Re: Wireless connection

Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:25 pm

mwalsh wrote:
TurboFroggy wrote:Here is pictures of the WNCE2001 installed on my Blink. Also in case no one has ever seen an entirely green test screen, I will also include that (got that exactly 1 minute from switching from the built-in wireless to the LAN connection through the WNCE2001, on the first try.)
I use one of these with my Sunny Portal, which only has wired Ethernet. The only thing I caution is they don't have a lot of range....maybe 25' at most when you are talking about through the walls separating garage from home.
Another option is the Netgear Range Extender WN2000RPT. It will extend your wireless and has 4 ethernet ports to hardwire a connection. I use it for a DirecTV box, networked TV, and PS3 I have in an area I could not hard wire.
http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/13017
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Re: Wireless connection

Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:08 pm

Does the Blink display its wireless MAC address in any of its screens - I have my router configured so only known devices are permitted to connect, so will need to have that info.
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Re: Wireless connection

Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:26 pm

BnBinSD wrote:Does the Blink display its wireless MAC address in any of its screens - I have my router configured so only known devices are permitted to connect, so will need to have that info.
You can get your Blink wifi MAC address from your BlinkNetwork.com page, under "My Chargers," "Manage," then click the plus (+) next to "Specifications."
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Re: Wireless connection

Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:12 pm

Super, thanks DarkStar!
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