OpenSprinkler Forums Hardware Questions Upgrade from old 2.1 hardware

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  • #59985

    rjalex
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    As I do not reach my OpenSprinkler with a WiFi signal but with an Ethernet over Power signal, do I understand well that I’d be stuck with version 2.3?

    Does 2.3 HW support the latest firmwares and upgrade them over the air?

    Thank you.

    #60411

    Ray
    Keymaster

    We’ve just released an improved version of OS 3 (the minor revision number is 3.2) that can optionally come with an Ethernet module. It’s already available on the product page:

    OpenSprinkler


    You can add wired Ethernet module to the controller.

    Besides, even without the Ethernet module, you can use a pocket wifi router to allow OS 3 to interface with wired Ethernet, this is described here:
    https://rayshobby.net/docs/os30_wired_howto.pdf

    OS 2.3 and 3.x are both actively supported, including firmware support. OS 2.3 does NOT support upgrade over the air. OS 3.0 or above does.

    #60458

    rjalex
    Participant

    Thank you Ray.

    I am not sure I understand your last suggestion.

    OpenSprinkler is NOT reached by my WiFi signal at all, so do not understand the role of the pocket wifi router.

    Ciao

    #60545

    Ray
    Keymaster

    The last suggestion means: you connect your router to the pocket wifi router through wired Ethernet connection, then the wifi router will talk to OpenSprinkler at a close distance.

    #60551

    rjalex
    Participant

    Aw so you mean something like this:

    Internet->ADSL line->home router->Ethernet cable->Ethernet on power contraption->electric lines->Ethernet on power contraption->Ethernet cable

    the above is what is already there to reach my current OS

    new stuff: pocket wifi router->wifi->new wifi only OS

    Of course the new pocket wifi would be connected to the last ethernet cable in the previous line 🙂

    Would this be any batter than just buying a new OS with the Ethernet connector?

    Thanks a lot

    #60563

    Ray
    Keymaster

    I am just providing an option for using previous OS 3.0s with a wired cable connection to your router. I am not sure which choice is better: the new OS 3.2 with Ethernet module reduces a layer of indirection (no pocket wifi router involved), but on the other hand it’s only released like a couple weeks ago and has not been tested over a long time so we don’t know if there is any software or hardware issues that may come up.

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