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Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

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Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby orion44 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:29 am

I was excited to get my second FI8904W today - only to discover it couldn't find any wireless connections. The one thing I noticed was that the web UI was different between my two cameras - the one that has been working great for weeks now is version number is 2.4.20.2 and the one I just got has 2.4.20.3. Both have firmware version 11.35.2.48.

Does anyone know where to download a copy of the 2.4.20.2 web UI? I want to try that while I wait for Foscam support to send me a RMA.

Definitely not happy since I drilled the hole through my garage before testing if the camera actually worked properly. Since the first FI8904W has worked well and a FI8918W inside, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. If the hardware is truly defective though - pretty disappointing.
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby ted52 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:57 am

Some where in the forum I read another post just like yours. They were having trouble connecting to WIFI wireless. In a later post in the same thread the person posted he had figured out the problem by taking off the back and moving the pig tale wire around that connects to the transmitter board. Its worth a try, because I know from experience how a loose antenna or a simple thing as a wire can cause allot of frustration keeping these things connected. I have and 05W that gave me fits for weeks dropping off WIFI before I figured out that it was just a loose antenna.
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby orion44 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:52 am

Thanks, that did the trick! :mrgreen:

Now lets see how long it lasts...
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby ted52 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:56 am

Glad it worked. I have 2 04W and I like them. Never had any problems with them. But the 05W's keep my feathers ruffled... Later
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby Zoplax » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:43 am

wat

So there was a wire and the problem was fixed just by rerouting it so it went around certain components? Or was the wire actually loose and had to be like soldered back into place?
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby mc12 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:03 pm

Can someone explain me please how to open the back of the FI8905W model?
thanks
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby ted52 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:11 pm

There are two small allen screws
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby mc12 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:30 pm

and what should I do after opening the camera?
thanks
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby ted52 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:12 pm

he had figured out the problem by taking off the back and moving the pig tale wire around that connects to the transmitter board.
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Re: Purchased second FI8904W - no wireless connection

Postby mc12 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:30 pm

Thank you!
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