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After a while I am again to use BB again. I am following the startup procedure but WiFi led blinks indefinitely. Any suggestions?

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May 21, 2019 12:15 pm
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Thanks, resolved. A bit later I realized the default password was never changed, so that was resolved. Now I have a whole new bunch of questions… but I will go through tutorials first.

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May 22, 2019 6:39 pm

OK, thanks for that! We are here if you have any questions.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

( at May 22, 2019 6:42 pm)
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Hi thanx, I guess you have not seen my second message – I tried to access via ethernet port and got stuck on the forgotten password. So I am getting to the Web Config, but cannot login. Before I go with USB key method please confirm it is the last resort.

By the way it strikes me that a MIDI gadget would need this level of security. And also the lack of a hard reset key combination or a pinhole button. At this stage I am concerned that the box will get bricked, thus all the fuss.

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May 21, 2019 9:18 pm
The password reset procedure is the only way to recover your password. Network settings or all of your project files will not be affected by this procedure. I’ve had my original BomeBox for 3 years and have never managed to brick it. Steve Caldwell Bome Q and A Moderator and Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist bome@sniz.biz
( at May 21, 2019 9:21 pm)

May I suggest for emergencies you set up 2 USB thumb drive ahead of time if you go on gigs and no access to a computer.
The first one with a file for resetting the network. The second one for resetting the password.

If you have multiple BomeBoxes, then you can load the each one up with the file name for each of the BomeBoxe’s serial number. That way, you could just plug into the problem BomeBox the thumb drive you want to use (password reset or network reset) and the BomeBox can read all of the serial number file names on that drive and will reset if the filename with the same serial number is present.

( at May 21, 2019 9:27 pm)
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Hi, I’m sorry you are having troubles connecting to BomeBox.

First of all, the only way to recover your password is to use USB stick and to a password reset.

 

Once you are there, then you can try connecting to BomeBox again. If you changed any connections from the factory defaults, could you please tell me how you have the Ethernet and WiFi configured? Is there an issue with getting to the BomeBox web interface or just the MIDI session connection?

When the WiFi LED is blinking it means it is trying to establish a WiFi connection. If your BomeBox is configured as a Client, it will need to send the correct password as designated by your main router and configured to to respond to your main router SSID. Your main router will assign a local IP address using DHCP.

If it is configured as a HotSpot (The default). Then the BomeBox will generate its own SSID (which is the same name as you gave the BomeBox) and will insist that devices accessing it use that SSID and will assign other devices on the network IP address accordingly. The BomeBox address in this case will be 192.168.153.1 and will assign other devices addresses in the range of 192.168.153.2 to 192.168.153.254.

If it is set up as an Access point, then The IP address will be assigned based on the DHCP server connected on the ethernet of the same BomeBox. If the ethernet connection is not set up as a client, or ethernet is not connected, then your attached devices on the WiFi side will not get assigned IP addresses (unless you devices have fixed address setup) hence you will not be able to connect.

If you have messed up the network settings for some reason and cannot get to the BomeBox at all (not even Web config) then you may need to use the USB network reset procedure as well, or you may be able to connect direct from PC to ethernet as addresses are assigned this way using a different method that most computers support.

 

Usually a constantly blink WiFi light means

  1. There is no SSID found or the wrong password sent in client mode.
  2. The BomeBox and other devices on the Network are not configured correctly. (One must be a client, and the other an Access Point or HotSpot and the SSID must match.

 

 

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

 

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May 21, 2019 4:27 pm
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In the meantime I also tried to connect via ethernet cable and got stuck at login – cannot recall the password. Any other option or only hard reset with the memory stick?

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May 21, 2019 2:25 pm