Blue status LED means the openSPOT3 is trying to connect to the configured WI-Fi network.
If the status LED is blue for several minutes, then the configured Wi-Fi network is unreachable, and sharkrf.link won't work. Please do the following:
- You can reconfigure the Wi-Fi connection if you switch back the openSPOT3 to access point mode by pressing the Wi-Fi button for 3 seconds.
- The openSPOT3 will start broadcasting it's own Wi-Fi network called "openSPOT3 AP", indicated by white LED. You can connect to this network using your browser device (phone/tablet/computer).
- Make sure you place your phone/tablet/computer close to the openSPOT3 during this time.
- The initialization setup will pop up, where you can select the country of operation and configure a Wi-Fi network for the openSPOT3 to connect to. If the initialization setup does not show up automatically, then open
in the browser. This address is only active while the openSPOT3 is in AP mode, indicated by white status LED.
- Make sure you've entered the Wi-Fi password case sensitive.
- After you've chosen the Wi-Fi network and entered the password, the openSPOT3 stops broadcasting it's own Wi-Fi network and starts connecting to the selected network. At that moment, your browser device (phone/tablet/computer) will disconnect from the openSPOT3's network. What you have to do now is to connect to the exact same Wi-Fi network with your browser device as you've configured for the openSPOT3, and then use sharkrf.link to open the web interface.
- If you have WEP encryption on your router, then make sure the password is ASCII, not hex. The openSPOT3 only supports ASCII WEP passwords. The best is to switch the encryption to WPA2 or WPA because it's much safer.
- Make sure you have enabled 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, not just 5GHz.
- Place the openSPOT3 close to the Wi-Fi router.
- Make sure the Wi-Fi bandwith is set to max. 20Mhz in the Wi-Fi router (see explanation here:
- If it still does not work, try switching Wi-Fi channel on your Wi-Fi router. Only channels 1, 6 or 11 should be used (see explanation here: