Cannot establish RAK7249 as WiFi Client
Setup: RAK7249 LoRa gateway
LoRa® Server: in-built LoRa server
My RAK7249 is located in a barn. Co-located is a Linksys Lapac1700 access point with Ethernet (PoE) cabled back to the router in the house. The Linksys access point works perfectly facilitating cellphone access to broadband from within the barn.
Given the RAK7249 WiFi default is AP Mode, by locating a laptop next to the gateway, I can access 192.168.230.1 through connection to SSID RAK7249_XXXX.
I want to change the RAK7249 AP Mode to Client Mode ie client of the Linksys Lapac1700, so I go to Network > WiFi. I select Auto channel. I select client mode. I select really make change. The system says that it is making t he change, but site there for ever, it never stops “making the change”
I do a factory re-set, go through it all again, but this time I select “client + AP mode”. Select “really make the change”. A new dialog box comes up inviting me to scan or type in the client SSID. “Scan” sits there forever and does not find the Linksys AP.
Start again. Factory Reset. This time, it Type in SSID “Barn”, encryption, and password. Again, sits there for ever.
Bottom line, can’t set RAK7249 to WiFi client mode.
There may be a complicating factor. I normally operate the RAK7249 via RJ45/Ethernet on the RAK7249, however, I recently unplugged the RJ45 plug from the 7249 and the the RJ45 socket came off the motherboard in my hand. I’m trying to connect via WiFi client to the Linksys AP until such time as RAK Wireless replaces the board under warranty.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.