K4RKR here. Got device yesterday 2/2/17. Got set up and over night captured 20K+ packets. Complete APRS mesages, etc. Yeah, FUN!
Noticed that outernet was working on wifi channel 6 a very congested channel here. So using the network widget in skylark I changed the channel to 3 and hit apply and reboot. After reboot no wifi, No ssid. Thinking it might have become hidden I tried that. Nope, seems like no wifi.
The question then is: Other methods to get into the C.H.I.P to fix?
USB? method, instructions please.
or last because I am most lazy (perl programmer) serial access?
Any info on WHY this happened so as to avoid in the future also welcome.
Was having fun now it becomes something like work…
OK I was ready to do a re-flash when I read pe1chl posts in the Skylark 1.2 feedback thread.
He said, "login, rm -r /mnt/conf/etc and reboot."
rm -r ??? could be bad but I am about to re-flash so why not try it.
(at this point I have not figured out the rxOS but have a hunch it is tinyCORE linux based, a RAM based linux. I LOVE tinyCORE linux, anyway…)
I performed these actions:
Plugged into linux PC using good USB data cable.
Waited for wired connection to come up.
In shell typed: ssh [email protected],10,10,10 password: outernet
Typed in the command: sudo rm -r /mnt/conf/etc
Entered password: outernet
Then typed: sudo reboot
But user ID was now missing and it failed so I pressed the power button on the c.h.i.p till it shutdown.
Powered back up and “outernet” SSID was seen on wireless and I connected and logged it.
WILL NO TOUCH the network widget until news of updates/fixes.
Shame as almost every visible wifi in my area is on channel 6. Like 11 of 14. FiOS auto select is WIN, Channel 3 would have been awesome.
Now will need to return c.h.i.p to RTL-SDR, Amp, antenna setup and see what happens…
Thanks to demandzm and pe1chl for help and hints.