I’m just 3 days into my Sense deployment, loving what I see so far, even just with the instantaneous and historical power logging. But I’m seeing a problem that may be critical in my case.
My router is set to reboot every day at 12PM. I’m often away, and this seems to keep things smooth with my ISP, to minimize downtime. The reboot only takes a few seconds and the network is always back online within 2 minutes.
Unfortunately, it seems that Sense is unable to reconnect to the network after reboot, unless I power-cycle Sense.
The first day this happened (Friday), I was at work and noticed that Sense went offline at 12PM. It remained offline until I got home in the evening and power-cycled Sense. When I got home, I confirmed the WIFI network was up and online, but Sense had not reconnected.
I’m home today and observed the same. 12PM, WIFI reboots, Sense goes offline. By 12:02PM, WIFI is back online, internet connection confirmed. By 12:15PM, Sense had still not come back online, so I power-cycle Sense to bring it online.
This seems to be a critical issue. Granted, most people do not reboot their routers every day, but it’s not uncommon for a WIFI network to momentarily crap out, and if Sense cannot auto-reconnect, that’s a whole lot of lost data. Every other IoT device I’m aware of is able to handle this situation, including the last power monitor device I switched from.
A secondary related question is about onboard storage.
I took it as a given (assumed), that Sense would have onboard storage to log data during an offline network situation, and push to Sense cloud after reconnection. This does not seem to be the case, and all is lost during network downtime. Is this correct?