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  Reply # 1375468 28-Aug-2015 06:31
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Limitless has kindly offered to send me the current version of the bridge which I will be trying out.

I suspect the issue with the last one is in its DHCP handling. I was often finding it was offline, and another device had got its IP address, similar issues to what I was seeing on broken arduino ethernet shield code that didnt ever renew its DHCP lease after the time was up. I never bothered to faultfind it beyond that because I wasnt really that bothered by not having the app available to control it, and I couldnt be bothered to impliment anything to automate them, so the handheld remotes worked just fine.

Once the new bridge gets here I will give it another shot and see if it works OK with a 15 min DHCP lease duaration or if other devices get assigned the IP it had because it doesnt maintain it or drops out or whatever.




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  Reply # 1375490 28-Aug-2015 07:47
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richms: I suspect the issue with the last one is in its DHCP handling. I was often finding it was offline, and another device had got its IP address, similar issues to what I was seeing on broken arduino ethernet shield code that didnt ever renew its DHCP lease after the time was up.


I'd be interested to hear what you find. I always had a static address reserved for mine yet it would fall of the wireless every few days. In my Arduino version, I don't look at what the lease time is, but I did add some code that calls the dhcp "maintain" method every 10 mins which renews or extends the lease (which again is reserved on the router). Since doing this, it always shows up in the router dhcp table (before it used to expire but because it was reserved, nobody else could steal the IP).

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1375493 28-Aug-2015 07:56
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Mine was still showing as a device in the unifi control panel, with its IP address still there, just dead to the network. I didnt go giving it a reservation or anything because I shouldnt need to as I am not port fowarding to it.

I might re-setup my really old one that doesnt do N and see how it goes reliability wise. I dont recall any issues with it other than needing its own AP as it lacked N.





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  Reply # 1397004 30-Sep-2015 03:29
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richms: Limitless has kindly offered to send me the current version of the bridge which I will be trying out.

I suspect the issue with the last one is in its DHCP handling. I was often finding it was offline, and another device had got its IP address, similar issues to what I was seeing on broken arduino ethernet shield code that didnt ever renew its DHCP lease after the time was up. I never bothered to faultfind it beyond that because I wasnt really that bothered by not having the app available to control it, and I couldnt be bothered to impliment anything to automate them, so the handheld remotes worked just fine.

Once the new bridge gets here I will give it another shot and see if it works OK with a 15 min DHCP lease duaration or if other devices get assigned the IP it had because it doesnt maintain it or drops out or whatever.
 

Hi richms, did you receive the v5.0 bridge? if you didn't, send me an email directly to support (at) limitlessled.com and i will get it sorted for you.

We have released our new wifi bridge v5 now. The feedback we have got on them is amazing, we have had them in testing with a lot of customers for the last few months. We have had zero returns and zero complaints on them, the stability is awesome.  I suspect all our testers are using Wireless-G only routers, so it would be good to get some feedback on the wireless-N and dual band routers out there.

Download LimitlessLEDv5.zip (from limitlessled homepage)
• *NEW* Set or Disable Cloud server IP address and port.
• *NEW* View Web Admin Settings in Browser.
• Set a Static IP address for the wifi bridge.
• Remotely restart your wifi bridge.

Wifi Bridge v5.0 Connects directly to your Local Area Network via WiFi and has its own IP address.
v5.0 now supports Cloud Servers
v5.0 now supports Web Admin
v5.0 now supports Stable Wifi Bridge under heavy network conditions.
v5.0 still supports Wireless-N (802.11 b/g/n)
v5.0 still auto reconnects after wireless router reset.
Sorry, v5.0 is a complete new hardware upgrade, not a firmware upgrade. No firmware upgrades are available for older v4 bridges.

-Hamish,
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  Reply # 1397091 30-Sep-2015 09:31
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LimitlessLED:  

We have released our new wifi bridge v5 now. ...  I suspect all our testers are using Wireless-G only routers, so it would be good to get some feedback on the wireless-N and dual band routers out there.


I have a 802.11 n/ac environment with both 2.4Ghz, and 5Ghz radios running.  I'll drop an order in for one today and send you feedback.




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  Reply # 1397388 30-Sep-2015 15:02
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It's working fine.

I took the DHCP server down for a while and it came back online when it was a to get an IP again without a power cycle which is something the old one didn't do.

Funnily enough it's wifi module comes up in the software for one of my rgb wifi strips software too. Both have hi flying wifi radios in them.




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  Reply # 1397418 30-Sep-2015 16:01
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Hamish, the 5.0 instructions still show 4.0. Are there any instructions for the 5.0? Just wanting to work out if I should get one or not (my 4.0's have no problems).

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  Reply # 1398267 1-Oct-2015 20:02
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tchart: Hamish, the 5.0 instructions still show 4.0. Are there any instructions for the 5.0? Just wanting to work out if I should get one or not (my 4.0's have no problems).

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yeah I thought someone might notice that.  The normal user would not see any difference,  but an advanced user using the web admin, the windows7 admin app, or the cloud server settings from the windows7 admin app will notice the differences.  And those advanced features are not covered by the standard user guide anyway as they are very techy.

 

I'm happy to answer any questions you have about those features. They do not provide you anything more if your v4 ones are working perfectly.  Are you running wireless n/ac   or wireless-G only?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1398467 2-Oct-2015 09:21
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Anyone know what would cause the red light to not work. It is in a zone with the other bulb in the video. 

 

https://youtu.be/9PsciKqvcTw 

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  Reply # 1399217 3-Oct-2015 09:22
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poumi: Anyone know what would cause the red light to not work. It is in a zone with the other bulb in the video. 
https://youtu.be/9PsciKqvcTw 

 

v. cool video showing the PWM effects of the colour changes, but yeah that red led diode chip itself in the bulb has stopped working.  It happens on less than 0.3% of bulbs. Send me an email hamish (at) limitlessled.com and i will send you out a free replacement.


Cheers,

 

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  Reply # 1399224 3-Oct-2015 09:37
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I really must get around to ordering some of these to have a play with!

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  Reply # 1399228 3-Oct-2015 09:50
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Do it man, they're awesome. Only downside is the high us dollar at the moment which is what the website prices are in.

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  Reply # 1404604 12-Oct-2015 19:46
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qyiet:
LimitlessLED:  

We have released our new wifi bridge v5 now. ...  I suspect all our testers are using Wireless-G only routers, so it would be good to get some feedback on the wireless-N and dual band routers out there.


I have a 802.11 n/ac environment with both 2.4Ghz, and 5Ghz radios running.  I'll drop an order in for one today and send you feedback.

 

 

 

We just had some feedback from Steve on the new v5 wifi bridges - seems all is well even on those networks with apple products now.

 

 

 

Steve: Hi Hamish,

 

I have installed the 2 new wifi controllers on my network and they are working flawlessly on WiFi which is great. I have a Asus ac66u router and I also have a airport extreme that I use as an access point in bridge mode.

 

Cheers

 

Steve.

 


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  Reply # 1404836 13-Oct-2015 10:31
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After reading through this and watching the prices of things i've ordered a range of Limitless stuff for the home and office to play with. We're pretty picky at work so it'll be interesting to see how they compare to what we've had to play with before. 

Has anyone tried the GU10 bulbs? I didn't order any to test but we have a number of clients who would consider switching out the bulbs into their existing fittings. 



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  Reply # 1404977 13-Oct-2015 12:32
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Like most Gu10 led they are longer. Only put them onto some clamp lamps from bunnings and the face is a little sticking out the front but light the shelves up well. No issues with them at all.




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