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Sat, Sep 24, 2022 4:47 PM

Rain Bird Wifi

I recently changed to AT&T Fiber 1G and with my previous IP service I had no issues using my Rain Bird controller on my network or away from my network. My rain bird wifi module is connected to my AT&T guest 2.4 ghz network, but when I use the rain bird app to try to access the controller I get a message saying that the Rain Bird server has not received a response from the controller. Please verify the controller is connected to the internet. I can see that the wifi module is connected to the the gateway and looks to have a strong signal on the 2.4 ghz band. Additionally the gateway is in the master closet that is on the other side of the wall of the garage (where the rain bird controller is located) so distance is not an issue.

I have opened Port 80 because I read that it needs that port to access it, but I cannot access the controller on my network or disconnected from my network. The controller is acting like it is not connected when I know it is connected, because I can see it on my network. Is there any other settings that I am missing and need to change to allow the rain bird controller to be used on my network and away from my network? 

tonydi

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2 months ago

Go to http://192.168.1.254/cgi-bin/wconfig_unified.ha and in the Guest Network section see what you have for Network Access.  Most likely it's Internet Only so try changing it to Internet & Home LAN.  Don't forget to click the Save button.

Note that this will give anyone you allow on your Guest network to have access to your home network too.  If you don't like that arrangement and want to keep Guests isolated let me know.

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cmauritzen

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2 months ago

Thanks Tony for the response! I already had the internet and home LAN selected on the guest network, but it still did not work. Any other suggestions?

tonydi

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2 months ago

Welllll, you can try putting the RainBird on your regular network and see if that does it.

Go to http://192.168.1.254/cgi-bin/wconfig.ha and enter the Access code. In the 5GHz section change the Network Name (SSID) to something else.  I usually suggest just adding a -5 onto the end of the current name.  Scroll down and hit Save.  Oh, ignore the dire warnings about the end of civilization if you change the name.

Now point the RainBird to the regular SSID.  You'll need to manually change any device that you want on 5GHz to point to the new "-5" SSID.

cmauritzen

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2 months ago

Okay, thanks I will give that a try and let you know how it turns out. I have a mesh network and only use the AT&T gateway for a few things on the outside of my home so luckily there won’t be too many things I need to point to the new network name. 

cmauritzen

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2 months ago

And I have tried connecting it to the 2.4 ghz band of mesh network, but that didn’t help either. 

tonydi

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2 months ago

Ahhhh, ok, mesh....that little bit of info might have been nice to know up front.  🤣🤣

Are you using the mesh (which make/model is it, btw?) in AP mode or do you have your AT&T gateway doing IP Passthrough to the mesh?

cmauritzen

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2 months ago

Sorry, about not giving that info upfront! I have the Deco XE75. I have the AT&T gateway doing ip pass through to the mess, but I also have the gateway broadcasting it’s wifi signals which Is what I have my ring cameras on and the rain bird wifi module along with a switch for the Ethernet devices. 

cmauritzen

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2 months ago

And I just connected the rain bird to my my gateway network and got the same result. 

tonydi

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2 months ago

No sweat.  We generally advise disabling the wifi on the AT&T gateway so as not to cause problems.  I'd put everything on the Deco and see what happens.

cmauritzen

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2 months ago

Okay, I will give that a try and see what happens. 

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