Has there been any progress on this issue recently? Since upgrading to 2.1.8 I’ve been having these drop-outs too. I’m on 2.1.8(2) OSPi with a static IP set up on my TP Link AC1900 router. When my OS drops out the programs stop running too (I’d hoped that it would just continue irrigating in isolation, but my plants started dying). I have it linked to my Home Assistant but it is just reading information over the API, but I’ve set up an alert to tell me it if drops off the internet (nmap can no longer detect the static IP).
Interestingly, usually it drops off and does not reconnect. Today it did eventually reconnect after a few hours, but I could only access it via my browser (the app still couldn’t find it), although the router claimed that it is a connected device. After another few hours the app managed to connect too. Maybe this app thing is a red herring, but the dropping off the network is real, and really frustrating when my garden dies as a result. Can’t OSPi continue operating without the network connection, whilst it tries to reconnect?
@mattat01: you are talking about OSPi, which is different from what other users are talking about (OS 3.0). For OSPi, the issue is not related to our hardware, it would be your RPi, or in case you use a WiFi dongle, the issue with the WiFi dongle. Only OS 3.0 has built-in WiFi.
My opensprinkler also disconnects and fails to reconnect. It only occurred when connecting to a wifi extender (NETGEAR WiFi Range Extender AC750). When I reconfigured the opensprinkler to connect to my main wifi, I haven’t had a problem. Worth noting that my main wifi is actually a weaker signal to the shed, but open sprinkler seems to be more stable with it.
This just happened again to me. Usually stable OS will disconnect from WIFI and stop doing everything! Including watering my lawn! I have to go under the house and do a power cycle to get it to connect again. This has to be fixed or I will ask for a refund on my OS unit as it is useless as it does not do what it says it will do.
Running hardware 3, 2.17 firmware with a TP-Link WAP.