Cannot get serial gateway to work



  • Hi, I'm totally new to this mysensor thing and I'm trying to set up a serial gateway for my Vera plus controller. I have followed the instructions, tripple checked the wiring to the radio, tried different radio modules, checked that I have a FTDI nano etc. but I cannot get it to show up in the serial port config in UI7 (Vera). If I connect the nano to the PC and open the serial monitor I get this:

    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:INIT GW,CP=RNNGA--,VER=2.1.1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:WUR:MS=0
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT:TSP OK
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT:GW MODE
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:ID=0,PAR=0,DIS=0
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:REG:NOT NEEDED
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;14;Gateway startup complete.
    0;255;0;0;18;2.1.1
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:STP
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:INIT OK,TSP=1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    .........
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7

    Can someone please help? Or have any tips? Thanks



  • Still not able to get this Serial gateway to work. When its connected to the computer the serial monitor just loops these lines :

    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7

    Any help is appreciated.


  • Hardware Contributor

    Hello,

    what's your hardware please?





  • @henninne How things are powered?

    • Did you test with an active USB-Hub (non USB3)?
    • Did you power the nRF-Module from 3.3V provided by the nano or use a seperate regulator?


  • @rejoe2
    When its connected to the PC its power thorugh the USB, at the Vera HA controller its connected to a powered USB2 hub.

    Yes the nRF is connected to the 3.3V pin on the nano, not the Vcc.



  • @henninne AS power from 3.3V@nano is limited: Could you try to use a seperate regulator to 3.3V sourced directly from 5V comming from USB? Also adding a 2., bigger capacitor could help a little.



  • @rejoe2
    I tried to run the nRF from a second 3.3V regulator, so it doesn't get power from the nano, but it deosn't make any difference.


  • Hardware Contributor

    @henninne did you add capacitor to the radio ?



  • I added a 10uF to the radio, but I do not have more of them so i cannot try with more or one with a higher value. The 10uF dis not make any difference.


  • Hardware Contributor

    @henninne - capacitor is vital! If you have a clone it wont work without... its very sensitive.



  • Ok, Thanks for the tip. I will try this as soon as I have it available. Do you have any idea on value of the cap? 50uF , 100uF or more?



  • Ok, so I added more capacitors, but still the same printout in the serial monitor. Any more ideas?

    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:INIT GW,CP=RNNGA--,VER=2.1.1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:WUR:MS=0
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSM:INIT:TSP FAIL
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:FAIL:CNT=1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:FAIL:PDT
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:FAIL:RE-INIT
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT:TSP OK
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:INIT:GW MODE
    0;255;3;0;9;TSM:READY:ID=0,PAR=0,DIS=0
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:REG:NOT NEEDED
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;14;Gateway startup complete.
    0;255;0;0;18;2.1.1
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:STP
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:INIT OK,TSP=1
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:
    0;255;3;0;9;!TSF:MSG:LEN,0!=7
    0;255;3;0;9;TSF:MSG:READ,0-0-0,s=0,c=0,t=0,pt=0,l=0,sg=0:```

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