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Sonoff B1 ITEAD-* SSID doesn't show up or disappears very fast


I'm trying to pair two Sonoff B1, but once the lamps are in pairing mode the SSID for the WiFi doesn't even show up or disappears very fast. I tried it with 3 different devices (Android Smartphone, Raspberry Pi and a laptop). I checked the FAQ at http://support.iteadstudio.com/support/discussions/topics/11000001799 but it wasn't helpful. My lamps are breathing after toggle them 3x. For the AP pairing mode it says "then turn on and off for another 3 times". Should I see any difference? Should the breathing be faster/slower? Do I have to turn it on and off 6 times or 3 times and wait for a number of seconds? Also the breathing stops after a while and stays blue. Both lamps have the same behavior. Can someone tell me if I'm doing something wrong or did I get two broken lamps?


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This issue's description in precisely the same as mine.

I bought 2 devices, silver and gold, from different stores, and they behave the same as described by the post author.

I'm also not sure it I ever entered AP mode, as there are no indication about it in the lamp behavior and the (app-only) instructions are not clear about it.

Does anyone have any additional instructions on this device? It seems to be rather scarce.

I’ve just bought two plugs says for iOS to connect to ITEAD in WiFi it doesn’t come up HELP please ?????

Same problem here but no SSID at all.


I found a solution for my problem.

Try this:

turn your router off. Then create a wifi hotspot on another phone with the exact same name(ssid) and password as on your router.

Open the eWeLink app and try to par the bulb.

If this works turn the wifi hotspot off and start your router. After 2 to 5 minutes the Sonoff B1 should connect.


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Talbas,

Interesting solution, I'll try that as well.

Thanks for sharing!


For one of my devices, I was able to connect using a repeater (same ssid and pwd).




I also have the same issue with a brand new B1 which has never been registerd/setup before.

I will try this solution aswell and provide feedback if it works.

 

turn your router off. Then create a wifi hotspot on another phone with the exact same name(ssid) and password as on your router. 
Open the eWeLink app and try to par the bulb. 
If this works turn the wifi hotspot off and start your router. After 2 to 5 minutes the Sonoff B1 should connect.

 



I also have the same issue with a brand new B1 which has never been registerd/setup before.

I will try this solution aswell and provide feedback if it works.

 

turn your router off. Then create a wifi hotspot on another phone with the exact same name(ssid) and password as on your router. 
Open the eWeLink app and try to par the bulb. 
If this works turn the wifi hotspot off and start your router. After 2 to 5 minutes the Sonoff B1 should connect.

 



I also have the same issue with a brand new B1 which has never been registerd/setup before.

I will try this solution aswell and provide feedback if it works.

 

turn your router off. Then create a wifi hotspot on another phone with the exact same name(ssid) and password as on your router. 
Open the eWeLink app and try to par the bulb. 
If this works turn the wifi hotspot off and start your router. After 2 to 5 minutes the Sonoff B1 should connect.

 



I also have the same issue with a brand new B1 which has never been registerd/setup before.  I will try this solution aswell and provide feedback if it works.    


turn your router off. Then create a wifi hotspot on another phone with the exact same name(ssid) and password as on your router.   Open the eWeLink app and try to par the bulb.   If this works turn the wifi hotspot off and start your router. After 2 to 5 minutes the Sonoff B1 should connect.     

I tried this one too. Configured a hotspot with the same SSID and passcode as my extisting WiFi, also turned off my WiFi router, but no luck.

My bulb, after resetting (2secs ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON) just does not connect to the new hotspot and it also does not show the ITEAD-100000XXXX on my WiFi network on my Phone.

I think my bulb is just broken

I tried this one too. Configured a hotspot with the same SSID and passcode as my extisting WiFi, also turned off my WiFi router, but no luck.

My bulb, after resetting (2secs ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON) just does not connect to the new hotspot and it also does not show the ITEAD-100000XXXX on my WiFi network on my Phone.

I think my bulb is just broken


I tried this one too. Configured a hotspot with the same SSID and passcode as my extisting WiFi, also turned off my WiFi router, but no luck.

My bulb, after resetting (2secs ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON) just does not connect to the new hotspot and it also does not show the ITEAD-100000XXXX on my WiFi network on my Phone.

I think my bulb is just broken.

I tried this one too. Configured a hotspot with the same SSID and passcode as my extisting WiFi, also turned off my WiFi router, but no luck.

My bulb, after resetting (2secs ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON) just does not connect to the new hotspot and it also does not show the ITEAD-100000XXXX on my WiFi network on my Phone.

I think my bulb is just broken


I tried this one too. Configured a hotspot with the same SSID and passcode as my extisting WiFi, also turned off my WiFi router, but no luck.

My bulb, after resetting (2secs ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON) just does not connect to the new hotspot and it also does not show the ITEAD-100000XXXX on my WiFi network on my Phone.

I think my bulb is just broken


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