WiFi AP fails after firstboot -y
OK guys, see my last post for why I decided to reset to factory defaults (hint: firmware upgrade caused "onioneer" not to work as the login password). Having reset to factory default via:
I am not left with an Omega2 that is no longer broadcasting a WiFi AP. Nothing, nada, zip, zilch. I have no WiFi named Omega-XXXX, so now I can't even restore via SSH. This isn't cute guys. Why in the hell can I not download the firmware onto my Macbook and install it via USB? Hmm? Or something? Is it really practical to expect everyone to want/be able to update/upgrade firmware via a wireless connection.
Why in the hell can I not download the firmware onto my Macbook and install it via USB?
Restoring the firmware (unbricking the device) is possible when you put the firmware file on a USB stick and plug it into the Omega2, provided you have a dock which exposes a USB port.
See https://docs.onion.io/omega2-docs/Firmware-Flashing-from-USB-storage.html, this saved me multiple times.
Also if you have a Mini or Breadboard dock you can connect to the Omega via the serial connection and check out what's wrong. (e.g. executing
wifisetupto connect to your network again)
Tried that. It fails when I tried to run the USB to serial connection. Downloaded the driver, tried to open a connection. Failed before I got to a screen.
Tried that. It failed before it opens a screen. Downloaded the driver, followed instructions and couldn’t get past the screen /dev/tty.SLAB_USBtoUART 115200 command.