maybe this is a wellknown question:
can I control my sonoff device (Sonoff - ITEAD WiFi Wireless Smart Switch Module ABS Shell Socket for Home DIY, ebay nr.: 272301663052) without any internet connection?
Just with wget commands or similar?
It is need it LAN options comunication .... I dont need my devices to take "precios" space on some servers, i can make a portfowarding or many other way to make the device work in internet from my router on LAN
@Patrick Martin What is the firmware with which the SONOFF BASICR2 module can work in Lan Mode?
anyone here with sonoff basic can work without internet. i got a reply from tech support that it can control with a new firmware version. which version you have.
I've about 20 of these in-wall switches deployed across my home and having to flash each one would entail removing each unit from the wall, flashing and reinstalling. Far too much of a hassle. If it is possible to have some sort of a POST command to trigger functions, that would be absolutely great! Right now, the switches are "separate" from my other home automation devices. It'd be nice to have these Sonoff switches work together.
Can the wifi on the safe voltage board be accessed with a PC. I would like to use the devices strictly on a local level. There are other ways to do this, but having everything in a handy small package would be a very attractive option. I live in the foothills of the Ozarks, and we are extremely distance disadvantaged from good reasonably priced wifi access . . without having to pay through the nose for service.
If I go more than a few steps out into the yard, a smart phone won't reach our amplifier signal. I have a booster installed in our house to get decent service there. I'm quite certain there are many other people with the same problem, since not everyone lives in a major population center.
My main interest would be to access sensors in my garden and other exciting things of a similar nature. Even though we live out in the sticks, we have been able to get fresh water locally, do complex arithmetic and have good access to color TV for some time. I suppose good, reasonably priced net access will eventually make it?
I really don't think safety is a major issue. You can wire this stuff to 240 volts then hand the wires to little brother and activate the stuff. The stuff just ain't smart enough to be fool proof.
There are no local commands. The sonoff device connects to a server at coolkit.cc and waits for commands from that server..
To control the device, you need to login to coolkit.cc and then send commands via a REST api.
This is what the alexa "we link" skill will do.
I you want to use you local intranet, you have to change DNS names for coolkit.cc.
just an idea that is what i am going to do,
use the open and FREE tasmota firmware
there you can enable HUE emulation
OR the better option setup an openHAB Server and use all your devices though it
@Patric Martin - Amazon AWS can't be the one to blame here :) ITEAD/SONOFF didn't buy/rent an adequate server or set it up correctly to sustain this kind of traffic...
This is like buying cheapest BMW and complaining its BMW's fault it doesn't go 0-100 in 3 sec.