I hope I put this in the right category.
I’m having difficulty getting my Dreamcatcher to be accessible in station mode. I’ve put the SSID and password of my router into the Wifi tab in the Network app. I’ve rebooted it into station mode, and it comes up with a DHCP-supplied IP address. But that IP address is not reachable on my local network. We have a Fing box, which detects that it is on the network, but ipconfig/arp -a does not show it as available, and browsers, etc. cannot see it. I’ve tried rebooting, resetting to factory and reentering it, changing location, etc.
If the system logs would shed light on it, which one, and what would you suggest I look for to help determine WHY my Dreamcatcher is connecting to my router, being assigned an IP, but that IP is not visible to other devices on the local net? This is all very distressing.
Another question pertains to the instructions given in the user guide. It says that you can’t connect to a network that does NOT broadcast an SSID (ours does) and is NOT connected to the Internet (ours is), BUT you CAN connect to a network if the password on it is 8 elements and “complex”. Is this password thing only an issue when the network doesn’t broadcast an SSID and/or doesn’t have an Internet connection? Or is it ALWAYS something necessary? We have a 10-character password, but it is not terribly complex according to the example given.
Do we HAVE to have a complex password, even if the router DOES broadcast the SSID and DOES connect to the Internet? The logic in the instructions is vague and doesn’t parse cleanly.
Second issue: I do not have Firefox installed on anything. I haven’t used Firefox in nearly a decade. I’d rather NOT use Firefox if I can avoid it. So, seeing as I DON’T USE FIREFOX, is there any way to work around this %#!#!$ “No more sessions” bug? I can fiddle with it to get around it SOME of the time, but it doesn’t seem consistent, and I just spent 20 minutes trying to get around it again. The most recent attempt involved surfing to 10.0.0.1:80 instead of leaving off the port number. THAT worked, but I can’t tell if that’s just a fluke, or if it’s a valid workaround for Chrome.
Is there a workaround for Chrome similar to the one for Firefox?
Last question, related. Under what conditions can you SSH into the Dreamcatcher? Can you only do it under Station (client) mode? Or can you do it in Hotspot mode as well, from a device connected to it via WiFi?
Ok, I think that’s enough for now. If you need more info, I’ll have to figure out how to get it into a post for you. The most important one is, of course, the station mode issue. It’s a major stumbling block at this point.