@BenAtSense responded to a post in the Facebook group talking about that the Sense often will not join a wifi network that was not present at the point of startup. He asked if anyone else had experienced it.
I think the Facebook group is a valuable resource, but I also feel that the more reports we get on the “official” forums, the better. So, since Ben was looking for anyone else who has seen similar problems, I thought I would post here so others could reply and have it documented on the Sense community.
The specific scenario that Billy and Chris mentioned on Facebook:
Home power loss. So Sense, wifi, internet etc… all go down.
When power is restored, the Sense boots quicker than wifi. Because the Sense doesn’t see the wifi signal, it stops trying and seems to never try again. Only power cycling the Sense after you know that the wifi signal is up and running will get the Sense back online.
I can personally say I have seen this on multiple occasions. This winter we had 3 power outages over 4 hours (about the time my UPS keeps my network gear alive). I was away for two of the outages. The time I was home, I just power cycled the breaker the Sense was on and it came back. The two times I was not home, after the power was restored enough to get the network gear back online, I could still not see the Sense. “Luckily” we had several deep brown outs after power was restored and it brought the sense back online.
Has anyone else seen similar behavior?