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Master Geek
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Topic # 228728 19-Jan-2018 13:56
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Have had a Xiaomi gateway running fine for about 6 months, then on Monday evening it went offline.


I have tried several things to try and get it back online, but every time when doing the set up via the MiHome app (on IOS) I can connect to it's temporary SSID but it doesn't seem to be able to join my home wireless. My Unifi logs don't show it connecting. Both IOS and Xiaomi are running latest software versions.


Before I classify it as bricked and order another, anyone got any tips that may help with bringing it back to life thanks?

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  Reply # 1951550 4-Feb-2018 19:05
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My gateway has been down for a month as the WiFi router I had it connected to died. It was an old one and connected to my main router with a lan cable.
I've also changed phones and therefore reinstalled the Xaiomi app again.

Yesterday I spent an hour or so trying to reset the gateway (which seemed to work) but I also could not get it to connect to my WiFi. It would time out at about 90 percent.

Mine was setup on the China server previously and connected to Home Assistant on my Pi. Only took about 30mins to get it all setup including 5 devices when I first set it up.
Read a few Web sites saying they had to set the time up on a phone access point first to get it to connect to their router

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  Reply # 1951768 5-Feb-2018 09:23
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Interestingly I purchased a replacement unit, assuming my current one had died. The new one has the same issue.


I run Ubiquiti WiFi and a Fortigate Firewall and I can't see any issues showing up in the logs of either. As far as I can tell the Xiaomi Gateway's aren't even connecting to the WiFi as it doesn't show as a client and the DHCP monitor doesn't show it as being assigned an IP Address. I am running the latest software versions of code for both of these systems and for the MiHome app on my iPhone.


Like you AceVPD, I have read that people have more luck with setting these up on the Android app, so I'll try and borrow and Android phone/tablet. I tried running an Android emulator on my PC (BlueStacks) but it couldn't discover the gateway, which is probably more to do with the emulator than anything. I will also try taking a gateway to a different location and try to set it up on a different WiFi to try and narrow down where the issue is.



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