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by marine_hm
Tue May 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi Zero W configuring with specific MQTT IP address
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: New Pi Zero W configuring with specific MQTT IP address

Dang; I forgot to mention that I'm using the Pi Zero as an access point.
by marine_hm
Tue May 07, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Pi Zero W configuring with specific MQTT IP address
Replies: 5
Views: 345

New Pi Zero W configuring with specific MQTT IP address

Sorry guys, I only seem to log in when I get myself in trouble. Hahaha I've had my Pi Zero W running MQTT server 24x7 since they 1st came out. Love it! Last year, our facility got hit by lightning and fried my 1st Pi Zero W. I created a new server on a new board. In doing so, it assigned a different...
by marine_hm
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Bensimmo; I tried that, It didn't work. I probably had an unseen typo. Anyway. It was a bit more effort to change the IP address of all the sensors, but I did and all is back to working. I'm going to do some testing out doing a backup of the SD. Next time it happens I should just be able to pull out...
by marine_hm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Well damn! I find it easier to just pull out the ESPs and modify the sketch and plug them back in.
I guess I'll be toting a laptop and screwdriver around.
Frustrating but least difficult!
by marine_hm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tutorial for MQTT on Raspbian Jessie?
Replies: 41
Views: 60657

Re: Tutorial for MQTT on Raspbian Jessie?

Dougie;
Thanks for all your assistance. I've moved my issue/thread over here:

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=220234&p=1352785#p1352785

I still have minor questions on that thread.

Thanks
by marine_hm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Just to try out a theory to make sure it's working correctly. I changed the sketch on one ESP8266 sensor so that the MQTT server IP was the same as the new Pi Zero W when I type ifconfig // Connect to the WiFi const char* ssid = "PiCharts"; const char* password = "Espressif"; const char* mqtt_server...
by marine_hm
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tutorial for MQTT on Raspbian Jessie?
Replies: 41
Views: 60657

Re: Tutorial for MQTT on Raspbian Jessie?

Being that I have another thread going on a particular problem with MQTT and this topic is for Raspbian Jessie. I'm not going to add to my own confusion. by continuing my problem on this thread. Thanks for pointing it out.
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Tutorial for MQTT on Raspbian Jessie?
Replies: 41
Views: 60657

Re: Tutorial for MQTT on Raspbian Jessie?

Hello guys. I need help once again. My Pi Zero W fried the other day due to a lightning storm. I got it all back up and running on another Pi Zero. All but the MQTT address. I need to assign the IP address of the MQTT server. Now loaded via Raspbian stretch. My Ardiuno Sketch from 2017 shows it logs...
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Dang. The sensors all have the MQTT IP address. they sit there doing nothing until connected. So I need to figure out how to assign the MQTT address. I obviously did this before and poor documentation on how I did it. Will have to document it well this go around.
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Looks like I don't need the MQTT IP.
I opened 2 Putty windows
1. Subscribed to topic
2. Published to topic, msg
#1 received the message
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

I just copied and pasted for now. I figure I can go back in and change it if needed huh?
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

I'm on the line adding a static IP address. is that where the MQTT address comes from?

interface wlan0
static ip_address=192.168.4.1/24
nohook wpa_supplicant

I don't want to go any further until I can confirm.

Thanks
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Sorry, while I'm waiting on the upgrade... Where does the MQTT IP come in? I'm hoping that It won't matter. As long as it logs onto the pi and able to publish MQTT topic/data. ??? IDK
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Thank you so much for the link. I'm still waiting for the update/upgrade to complete. Then, I will work on Access point configuration. Will report back. Are you going to be available today if I have any issues? Looks straight forward but, unexpected things happen! Again, Thank you very much for your...
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Now that I have SSH'd into my Pi Zero W; I typed LS; I see the following folders [DESKTOP], [DOWNLOADS], [MUSIC], [PUBLIC], TEMPLATES], [DOCUMENTS], MAGPI], [PICTURES], [PYTHON-GAMES], [VIDEOS]
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

I tried following the instructions from Adafruit like I did last year. https://cdn-learn.adafruit.com/downloads/pdf/setting-up-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-wifi-access-point.pdf Downloaded Raspbian stretch,. installed hostapd, then tried modifying the /etc subdirectory files. via keyboard/mouse HUB. They are...
by marine_hm
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Re: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Wow! I found this less complicated last year when I made it happen. Our house or neighborhood got struck by lightening. My Pi w/zero stopped working. I want the Pi Zero W as a solo access point running MQTT. No LAN to a router I think I want to start from the beginning. Format the SD card Download R...
by marine_hm
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only
Replies: 29
Views: 2146

Which operating system for Pi Zero W as access point, MQTT only

Hey guys. I'm sorry to be asking. I've been away from the Pi for a very long time. I just want to run a Pi zero W as an access point and host Mosquitto MQTT broker on it. Will it work with NOOBS or do I have to scale it down with a "Lite" version?
by marine_hm
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I keep getting "access denied" when trying t write with win32 disk imager
Replies: 2
Views: 301

I keep getting "access denied" when trying t write with win32 disk imager

I keep getting "access denied" when trying t write with win32 disk imager. Etcher states destination disk "too small".
Is this trying to write to some partition that I'm not seeing?
by marine_hm
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disk space, using Home Assistant
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Disk space, using Home Assistant

I was running Home assistant. Doing an update, I have an error that says No space left on device.
How do I do a backup onto my laptop, get a larger sd card, then reload the data onto the new SD? Is that possible?
by marine_hm
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Home-Assistant, MQTT, Temp sensor data
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

Re: Home-Assistant, MQTT, Temp sensor data

@Dougie I got my BME temp sensor working. Still having trouble understanding how to publish the output from the sensor /* WiFi BME280 humidity, temperature & pressure sensor (I2C) Reports current weather data via Mosquitto MQTT, WiFi, Raspberry Pi3(b) */ //#include <EEPROM.h> #include <ESP8266WiFi.h...
by marine_hm
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Home-Assistant, MQTT, Temp sensor data
Replies: 3
Views: 1690

Home-Assistant, MQTT, Temp sensor data

Just so I understand how this works. I'm used to sending 0 or 1 to turn on/off things via mqtt. Can you explain how this works with continuous data from the sensor? Do you publish the data every so often from the sensor? Can the sensor just stream data as it reads temp, humidity etc? Thanks! Dougie,...
by marine_hm
Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Bit of a stretch 1.3 img download
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Bit of a stretch 1.3 img download

I just downloaded the Hassbian 1.3 - A bit of a stretch img file onto my Pi3b. Fairly new to Raspberry Pi. On initial boot I am left at a command prompt asking for credentials. I was able to change the password by typing passwd. How do I get to the network config so the Pi logs onto my local network...
by marine_hm
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B running netflix
Replies: 1
Views: 1262

Raspberry Pi 3 B running netflix

I know this is a lame question but... I purchased a pi zero w. My grand daughter uses it more than I do for minecraft. The other day she found chrome and we tried logging into netflix. Doesn't work so well/ at all. is this due to processing time can't handle it? Would the Pi 3B do the same thing/not...

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