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The bluebot device transmits data using Wi-Fi technology over a wireless access point in your home. A wireless "Access Point" (AP mode - solid green LED light) allows wireless devices to connect to the wireless network. For bluebot to operate efficiently you must have a dedicated 2.4ghz network configured on your network. Most internet service providers set up two networks by default 2.4ghz and 5ghz, bluebot will only work on a 2.4ghz network. Dual band networks are also acceptable.
Tip: We require connecting bluebot to your Wi-Fi network near your router where there is maximum Wi-Fi strength. Once bluebot is connected to your network, it is programmed. The unit, upon install and power, will always search and find your network and automatically reconnect.
During the connection process led by the app (step 2) you will plug in your device and place the device into pairing mode (access point mode).
After holding down the button 2-3 seconds and following the in-app instructions, the LED light will flash and then turn solid green. Solid green mean access point success.
At this point the bluebot device creates it's very own network when in access point mode, the network name is "bluebot" and is ready for the hand off.
Wi-Fi Hand Off
After setting the bluebot to access point mode with a solid green light, you will be prompted to continue. The “Join” prompt will appear on the next screen, this could take up to 30 seconds. For best results press "Join" immediately after it appears.
Selecting Your Network
If you follow all the prompts and read all the instructions you will get to the last step of the connection process. Select the network of your choice and input your password for the network.
If the bluebot and network are properly communicating you will see this behavior. The device will transition from solid green pairing mode to connecting to the network you selected. If connection to your network is successful, you will see a solid blue light and your app will notify you. A solid blue light means bluebot is now connected to your network and can now transmit flow date through the bluebot cloud and to the app.
If you fail you will see a red light. Read more here about the LED Indicator colors.
Info: If you attempt to connect bluebot to an unsecured network with no password you must add at least one space from the keyboard in the password input cell to continue.
Once the connection to your network has been established, there is more flexibility in where you can move the device from the network. There is a point during the app led connection process where you will be prompted to unplug the meter, take it to your installation location and the bluebot device will automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi network. Full Wi-Fi strength is preferred at the install location, but in some cases, the device will connect with only 1-bar of strength.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of the bluebot team, contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (831) 275-2715 M-F 10 AM - 6 PM PST.