F9P – Wifi NTRIP Master no Wifi network

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Farmer234 asked 3 months ago

I recently bought a Ardusimple F9P board and a Wifi NTRIP Master.
I want to configure it as Base and broadcast the Signal via SNIp or RTK2go.
At the moment I face the problem that the ESP32 Xbee Modul does not do anything. No LED is on or blinking. The Wifi to configure is also not available.
A full rest (5 secounds on Power button of XBEE) is also not possible.
Please give me some advice how to solve this isssue.

Ardusimple Staff replied 3 months ago

Hi Farmer234,

No LED means either no firmware, no voltage at VCC or XBEE in reset state. I send you a basic checklist:
1. Did the WiFi NTRIP Master work the first time you powered and then it didn’t work on the subsequent times? Or it never worked?
2. The NTRIP Master needs a fast power supply to boot properly, are you using maybe long cables to power the unit? Try with a shorter cable or directly connected to a wall adapter.
3. Could it be some dust on the pins? Try to disconnect and clean the pins and connect again.

steffendring replied 4 weeks ago

Hi all,
I´ve got the same problem today after some failed attempts to update the firmware to 0.4.4!
Until the update it worked very well on a simpleRTK2b. I think it got stuck in the update process somehow.
Is it possible to reanimate it with some bricking hack – what always worked on the simpleRTK2b?
Please help!!!
Thank´s and best regards!
Steffen

Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

Hi Steffen,
Usually following the boot process (press RESET, press BOOT, release RESET, release HOLD) should put again the WiFi NTRIP Master in boot mode and firmware update should be possible.

FritzE replied 3 weeks ago

Thanks, but the part has died. All the best to you with the further installations.

Ardusimple Staff replied 3 weeks ago

Dear Fritz,
We are sorry to hear this news. If you want you can open a return ticket and send the part for service. We will check and if it died we will replace free of charge. You can send an email to info@ardusimple.com to start this process.

Ardusimple Staff replied 3 weeks ago

Additionally, do you have NMEA enabled on UART2 of simpleRTK2B? This would block any update process. NMEA needs to be disabled to perform the update.

Trebla replied 2 weeks ago

@Farmer234,@FritzE,@steffendring, seid Ihr Deutschländer? Alle nach “Anleitung” von MaWi vorgegangen?

Trebla replied 2 weeks ago

Would be a “full reset” before starting the fw-flash-procedure an advantage? or is this procedure not disturbed by an active WiFi connection?

Ardusimple Staff replied 2 weeks ago

It doesn’t make any difference. If you follow the process hold BOOT, press RESET, release BOOT you should be able to start the firmware update process. Important to always disable UART2 on zed-f9p

7 Answers
steffendring answered 4 weeks ago

Thank´s for the advice, but nothing happens!
When I try to update it starts syncing but fails with the following message and NO DETECTED INFO:

  • main.py:96: wxPyDeprecationWarning: Using deprecated class PySimpleApp.
    [19.5, 19.0, 18.5, 17.0, 15.0, 13.0]
    (‘self.chip: ‘, ‘ESP32’)
    RF option applied…
    E:\GNSS\Ardusimple\NTRIP_Master\Firmware\0.4.4\bootloader.bin
    E:\GNSS\Ardusimple\NTRIP_Master\Firmware\0.4.4\partition-table.bin
    E:\GNSS\Ardusimple\NTRIP_Master\Firmware\0.4.4\esp32-xbee.bin
    E:\GNSS\Ardusimple\NTRIP_Master\Firmware\0.4.4\www.bin
    test offset : 4096 0x1000
    case ok
    test offset : 32768 0x8000
    case ok
    test offset : 65536 0x10000
    case ok
    test offset : 2162688 0x210000
    case ok
    ======
    CONNECT BAUD: 115200
    ============
    ….._____….._____….._____….._____….._____….._____….._____….._____….._____….._____[2020-01-20 09:37:16,678][ESP8266Loader_spi[1]][espDownloader.py][line:358][ERROR]: Chip sync error: Failed to connect to ESP32: Timed out waiting for packet header
    [2020-01-20 09:37:16,680][ESP8266Loader_spi[1]][espDownloader.py][line:446][ERROR]: ESP32 Chip sync error esp_sync_blocking.

Some hope to reset without sending it to you?
Best regards!
Steffen

Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

Hi Steffen,

few checks:
1. Can you disconnect and connect again the WiFi Master, just to make sure there is no electrical problem? If you see dust in the pins, clean them and connect and unconnect a few times to clean the receptacle.
2. Can you attach a screenshot of the “ESP32 Download tool” right before clicking “START”? I’m not sure it’s exactly the same as in our tutorial, I notice different file offsets in your logfile: https://www.ardusimple.com/wifi-ntrip-master-firmware-update/
3. Did the WiFi Master ever work? Could you ever connect to its WiFi hotspot and configure it? If you never could start a firmware update, the original firmware should be there, so if you boot without pressing reset nor boot it should start properly.
4. Wifi NTRIP Master needs a bit of power to boot, try a different USB cable (shorter cables, cables supplied with the new phones with fast chargers or cables that enter firmly are better)

steffendring answered 4 weeks ago

Hi,
few checks: Can you disconnect and connect again the WiFi Master, just to make sure there is no electrical problem? If you see dust in the pins, clean them and connect and unconnect a few times to clean the receptacle. → done and the BT XBee wrks flawlessly in the same pins!
2. Can you attach a screenshot of the “ESP32 Download tool” right before clicking “START”? I’m not sure it’s exactly the same as in our tutorial, I notice different file offsets in your logfile: https://www.ardusimple.com/wifi-ntrip-master-firmware-update/ → it´s exactly the same tool! How to attach images? It only shows the description.
Tool
3. Did the WiFi Master ever work? Could you ever connect to its WiFi hotspot and configure it? If you never could start a firmware update, the original firmware should be there, so if you boot without pressing reset nor boot it should start properly. → with 0.4.3 it worked flawlessly but I started updates which failed so probably something is quite messed up and no working software anymore on it – no lights or whatsoever!
4. Wifi NTRIP Master needs a bit of power to boot, try a different USB cable (shorter cables, cables supplied with the new phones with fast chargers or cables that enter firmly are better) → with 0.4.3 it worked flawlessly!
Thank´s and best regards!
Steffen

Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

You can send the picture to info@ardusimple.com if you can’t embed it in here

steffendring answered 4 weeks ago

Thank´s a lot for your help!
Somehow the FW could be flashed now 🙂
Perhaps through your advice for holding BOOT button, pressing shortly RESET, and then release BOOT (I did it a couple of times) and/or connecting to the XBEE USB port for the flashing or …
Best regards!
Steffen

Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the update! I just updated the button press sequence, I think it was not extremely clear in our post. Thanks again for informing us that it worked.

AndrewRL replied 4 weeks ago

It would help others if you also add to your instructions that you MUST first disable all UART2 output on the Simplertk2b board as otherwise it will interfere with the flashing process because it is connected to the same pin on the XBee (nebkat added that to his GitHub after I figured that out the hard way!)

Also you might like to emphasise that after you have entered the locations of the 4 files (by pressing the “…”) you must then tick the little square box to the left of each file name (perhaps that is obvious, but I didn’t think of it initially and nothing happened!)

Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

good inputs thanks!

FritzE answered 3 weeks ago
Hello, I have the same problem after the updates that the wifi part LED is no longer lit. The update was confirmed with "Finish" and confirmed with XBee-Reset. Do configs also have to be made? Is this the current firmware for an RTK board with Wifi Ntrip Master UBX_F9_100_HPG_112_ZED_F9P.a26bfd58dfd11c233f8fdba6b99adc5a.bin
Is there a way to restore the basic setting?
Best regards 
FritzE
Ardusimple Staff replied 3 weeks ago

Usually following the boot process (press RESET, press BOOT, release RESET, release HOLD) should put again the WiFi NTRIP Master in boot mode and firmware update should be possible.

FritzE answered 3 weeks ago
In the Wiifi Ntrip master firmware update instructions is under 7 .: Press and hold the master boot button and press the xbee reset button once, then release the boot button. You name a different order. The update on the WifiMaster worked. Only this does not start.
Ardusimple Staff replied 3 weeks ago

The firmware update finished properly and now the unit doesn’t boot? Can it be electrical problem? Can you try to disconnect and connect again the WiFi NTRIP Master? Can you try with a shorter USB cable?