My Blink unit works well for charging the Leaf, but it always fails the Network Test, and I can't connect to it locally - only via the Blink website dashboard. Also I've set electricity rates via the web Dashboard, but the Blink unit doesn't appear to get the data.
(working image link added June 20)
I tried rebooting my wireless router (Apple AirPort), but no change in status. Yet despite the LAN
, and Blink network failures
that the unit reports (see picture), Blink is getting regular updates, and I can access the data from my Blink Dashboard on the web. I have not been able to connect directly to it with the IP address it gives me.
Today, Blink Tech Support told me I might need a new SD card in the unit, but they also noted that my unit is sending its GPS location very frequently. He said usually the Blink units just report GPS location once (since it's fixed in one spot at installation) - but apparently mine seems to be sending location every 10-15 minutes or so (he wasn't specific). Someone may come out with a new SD card if they can't figure out another fix.
Should my electrical rates be visible from the Blink unit after I set them on the web Dashboard? also does anyone have any suggestions for why these 3 errors show up on the Network Test, and why I can't access via LAN (presumably related)?
Tony from Ecotality came out to my house to try to correct this problem with a new SD card on Jun 9. He was unable to get it to connect by wifi so then he tried a Cisco wifi router he had with him, but that didn't work. We don't have a power outlet near the Blink unit so he couldn't do a Powerline unit, so then he used a long ethernet cable to connect directly to my router. This allowed him to update the firmware (though I thought I already had the updated firmware because I have the auto off and dimming options) - took maybe 15 min. After that he still couldn't connect by wifi so then he asked Shawn at HQ (?) who had been reporting what they could read from their connection (pretty much everything they need), if they could turn on the CDMA connection for our unit. She emailed a request to her boss - it sounded like this was only the second time in San Diego. I had understood that the request would likely be granted later that day, but I see that as of tonight, CDMA is still not active.
I've been too busy to follow-up, but besides being able to set electric rates on the unit from the web (rather than outside at the unit), what else am I missing capability-wise for not being able to connect to it by local LAN?