I have a Website that runs on Angular and Firebase. A NodeMCU ESP32 and a bunch of sensors communicate to the firebase Real-Time Database (RTDB) to send over data.
As part of the troubleshooting system, I would like to check if the NodeMCU is connected to WiFi. I have read up on the suggestion of trying to ping the device. So I printed out the IP address using:
cmd terminal, I then type:
ping ipaddress but I get nothing in return as it cannot find the device.
So how might I go about checking if the device is connected to WiFi?
Whereas it is relatively simple for a ESP32 node to initiate a communication, via a WLAN, to an internet based host to deliver data etc., it is not always so easy for an internet based host to initiate a communication with a node, in this case your ESP32, within a private WLAN.
Can the ESP regularly publish its status in such a way that you can read it for your troubleshooting activity ?
What, precisely, is the error message?
What is the IP of the ESP32 and what is the IP of your PC?
The error message:
Pinging 192.168.1.246 with 32 bytes of data:
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.246:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),
The IP address of the ESP32 is different to the IP address of my PC
Ah that's interesting. I suppose that is the alternative, I will try to figure out a way to somehow check the timings of the updates completed by the nodemcu on firebase. Thanks!
What is the IP address of the PC?
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