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So I have been laid-up due to surgery and decided to revive my first gen open spots but to my surprise neither of them will boot up. I'm wondering if after a year did these units go bad. Maybe they don't like windows 10. Or maybe my memory is gone and I just don't remember how to access the unit to retrieve the dashboard to my laptop. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance. Yes I have been out of digital modes for over a year now but being stuck home for the next 4 to 6 months I would really like to get back on the air and get at least one of these working.
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Which LEDs light up in what color when you plug in the unit into the USB power supply?
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Hello sir. Status led flashing red. ACT NOT ON. Modem flashing green. ETH ACT flashing green. Thanks for the quick reply.
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Slow (1Hz) flashing red Status LED means that the null connector is active. This is the default case when you've done a factory reset. Activate another connector to initiate connecting to a server.
Fast flashing red Status LED means openSPOT is trying to connect to the selected server, but it can't connect (network issues, or server is down). In this case you should try using another server. In case you are using a BrandMeister server: please check the hotspot security setting on your BrandMeister SelfCare page at https://brandmeister.network/ If hotspot security is turned on, you have to use the hotspot password you've set there as the server password in the openSPOT. If hotspot security is turned off, then you have to use the default server password which is "passw0rd" (without the double quotation marks).

Make sure openSPOT is connected to the same router your browser device is connected to with an Ethernet cable. If http://openspot.local/does not work then please open the web interface by entering openSPOT's IP address in your browser. You can find openSPOT's IP address by looking at the DHCP client list in your router's web interface, or you can use an IP or MDNS scanner app.
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Thanks Norbert. Once again you helped me solve my issue. I got them both working after your help and finding out that the router at my home was the issue. Brought them to my motorcycle shop and within minutes they were up on my screen and I was able to change the settings.
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Just a quick question. I was wondering if there is a software update. I have version 1.1 now.
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The latest openSPOT1 firmware version is v142: https://www.sharkrf.com/products/openspot-legacy/fw/
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