Got mine yesterday, sealed in a box from ABRA Electronics. It's not a clone.
SO, plug it into my computer (PC) for power and proceed to look for the WifFi hot spot.Not there.
So I tried a reset for more than 30 seconds, then tried a reset for 5-30 seconds and on and on...
Eventually, lo and behold a 10 second reset of the WLAN RST button seems to have worked.I can connect.
Well the first thing that happens is that I get to the password section using arduino, it DOESN"T work. Wow, strike TWO!
WOW, now i get the serial terminal and try to connect. Well, although the IDE shows arduino UNO connected to COM24, there is no com24.
In fact the device manager does not show any comport when the arduino is plugged in and out. I hear the beeps, but there is no connection to any port. And I have enabled showing hidden devices.So, I decide to uninstall the IDE (which was the latest version) and reinstall it.
Ok, but now all of a sudden after unplugging the YUN, there is no more WIFI again!
New development....after holding reset for more than 30 seconds, and then waiting several minutes then pressing the WIFI RST for 10 seconds, I can now see the hotspot and can connect: However when I enter 192.168.240.1 the page is always not available.
The docs say to enter name.local in your web browser but if i do, the browser can't resolve it (DNS i suspect).
Well I did figure this out too. If your arduino is plugged into the computer you are trying to access it from with the IDE, then the IDE will not report the IP address. Other computers will.
It's really unfortunate that I and probably many others will have to go through this due to the breakup of the company.
I also think I loaded the wrong version of Linux on the YUN. Seems there are different versions between the .ORG vs the .CC versions. What a nightmare!Which one do I use??
How do you search for directions, tutorials? ?
Well, the PORT section is grayed out. So I cannot use the IDE anymore. It did work before.
So I opened a browser and it is there at 192.168.1.139 where its IP had been assigned. I can upload a sketch, but all that happens is it hangs uploading...
The arduino.cc code examples don't exist anymore...
Do I look here? Or on some other forum dedicated to .ORG arduinos?
How in the world can you use this for any thing other than a TOY? How can this be considered to be anywhere near being something other than ALPHA? Don't the developers have any sense of pride? This is a total piece of junk!
Now, the general trend in the industry today is "ME TOO", lets get this out there and who cares if it doesn't work quite right. Android, Apple, now Windows 10 it's quite disturbing.
I for one, am working on another commercial project and perhaps the "Arduino YUN" just doesn't have it.
"SORRY, There is an error at our code repository, please inform to email@example.com" everywhere I go I get this error.
My software has been on the market for two years and while it doesn't have the volume of the Arduino YUN, there are still obscure bugs being discovered 2 years later.
Nonetheless, I repeat, the solution of Bonjour is fragile,
in general this is not worthy of being used commercially by a non-IT savvy person.
It can be made to work if I manually update names in the Linux install, write my own discovery routines, and then hope that the end user never needs to press reset...but this is not a real solution.
So how does one get bonbour to work?
Pick a company, use their software, and use their web site/forum as your primary resource. Then, when searching other sites, assume they are talking about the arduino.cc version, since it has been around the longest. But be aware that there are different versions out there, and that some details may change. (The big three differences between arduino.cc's and arduino.org's firmware that I'm aware of are the default WiFi name, the default password, and the default IP address.)