I am trying to connect a WiFiRN171 module on socket 1 of my Fez Raptor. When i then try to use it, it returns a TimeOutException it happens on every method i call on it. Is this a known issue or is this module also broken again ?
Seem that the RN171 does not answer on the commands.
One way to get out of this would be to make a hardware factory reset.
But this is a little bit tricky an perhaps dangerous to kill it.
A.13 RESTORING DEFAULT CONFIGURATION SETTINGS
You can restore the default factory configuration settings in software and hardware.
• Software - In command mode, use the factory RESET command to restore the
defaults. This command automatically loads the default settings and executes a
save command. Next, send the reboot command so that the module reboots with
the default configuration.
• Hardware - Set GPIO9 high on power up to arm the factory reset function. Then
toggle GPIO9 five (5) times, which restores the configuration to the factory reset.
GPIO9 is sampled at about 1 Hz; therefore, if you are using a CPU to generate the
signal, make sure that GPIO9 transitions (high to low or low to high) are at least 1
After a hardware reset the Baudrate is 9600.
Would be better if you could do it by commands.
Do you have a USB Serial module to send commands to the RN171 with my Utility?
Another idea is to connect to the RN171 via Telnet port 2000.
In the original GHI configuration the RN171 should boot into AP mode.
Can you see a RN171 SSID when has booted?
Perhaps a look on this thread is helpful: