Arduino ethernet gateway seems to be stuck in a loop



  • I have built the Arduino ethernet gateway, this is the sketch I uploaded:

    /**
     * The MySensors Arduino library handles the wireless radio link and protocol
     * between your home built sensors/actuators and HA controller of choice.
     * The sensors forms a self healing radio network with optional repeaters. Each
     * repeater and gateway builds a routing tables in EEPROM which keeps track of the
     * network topology allowing messages to be routed to nodes.
     *
     * Created by Henrik Ekblad <henrik.ekblad@mysensors.org>
     * Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Sensnology AB
     * Full contributor list: https://github.com/mysensors/Arduino/graphs/contributors
     *
     * Documentation: http://www.mysensors.org
     * Support Forum: http://forum.mysensors.org
     *
     * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
     * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
     * version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.
     *
     *******************************
     *
     * REVISION HISTORY
     * Version 1.0 - Henrik EKblad
     * Contribution by a-lurker and Anticimex,
     * Contribution by Norbert Truchsess <norbert.truchsess@t-online.de>
     * Contribution by Tomas Hozza <thozza@gmail.com>
     *
     *
     * DESCRIPTION
     * The EthernetGateway sends data received from sensors to the ethernet link.
     * The gateway also accepts input on ethernet interface, which is then sent out to the radio network.
     *
     * The GW code is designed for Arduino 328p / 16MHz.  ATmega168 does not have enough memory to run this program.
     *
     * LED purposes:
     * - To use the feature, uncomment MY_DEFAULT_xxx_LED_PIN in the sketch below
     * - RX (green) - blink fast on radio message recieved. In inclusion mode will blink fast only on presentation recieved
     * - TX (yellow) - blink fast on radio message transmitted. In inclusion mode will blink slowly
     * - ERR (red) - fast blink on error during transmission error or recieve crc error
     *
     * See http://www.mysensors.org/build/ethernet_gateway for wiring instructions.
     *
     */
    
    // Enable debug prints to serial monitor
    #define MY_DEBUG
    
    // Enable and select radio type attached
    #define MY_RADIO_NRF24
    //#define MY_RADIO_RFM69
    
    // Enable gateway ethernet module type
    #define MY_GATEWAY_W5100
    
    // W5100 Ethernet module SPI enable (optional if using a shield/module that manages SPI_EN signal)
    //#define MY_W5100_SPI_EN 4
    
    // Enable Soft SPI for NRF radio (note different radio wiring is required)
    // The W5100 ethernet module seems to have a hard time co-operate with
    // radio on the same spi bus.
    #if !defined(MY_W5100_SPI_EN) && !defined(ARDUINO_ARCH_SAMD)
    #define MY_SOFTSPI
    #define MY_SOFT_SPI_SCK_PIN 14
    #define MY_SOFT_SPI_MISO_PIN 16
    #define MY_SOFT_SPI_MOSI_PIN 15
    #endif
    
    // When W5100 is connected we have to move CE/CSN pins for NRF radio
    #ifndef MY_RF24_CE_PIN
    #define MY_RF24_CE_PIN 5
    #endif
    #ifndef MY_RF24_CS_PIN
    #define MY_RF24_CS_PIN 6
    #endif
    
    // Enable to UDP
    //#define MY_USE_UDP
    
    #define MY_IP_ADDRESS 192,168,1,194   // If this is disabled, DHCP is used to retrieve address
    // Renewal period if using DHCP
    //#define MY_IP_RENEWAL_INTERVAL 60000
    // The port to keep open on node server mode / or port to contact in client mode
    #define MY_PORT 5003
    
    // Controller ip address. Enables client mode (default is "server" mode).
    // Also enable this if MY_USE_UDP is used and you want sensor data sent somewhere.
    //#define MY_CONTROLLER_IP_ADDRESS 192, 168, 1, 131
    
    // The MAC address can be anything you want but should be unique on your network.
    // Newer boards have a MAC address printed on the underside of the PCB, which you can (optionally) use.
    // Note that most of the Ardunio examples use  "DEAD BEEF FEED" for the MAC address.
    #define MY_MAC_ADDRESS 0x5A, 0x41, 0x42, 0x76, 0xE6, 0xB1
    
    // Enable inclusion mode
    #define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_FEATURE
    // Enable Inclusion mode button on gateway
    //#define MY_INCLUSION_BUTTON_FEATURE
    // Set inclusion mode duration (in seconds)
    #define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_DURATION 60
    // Digital pin used for inclusion mode button
    //#define MY_INCLUSION_MODE_BUTTON_PIN  3
    
    // Set blinking period
    #define MY_DEFAULT_LED_BLINK_PERIOD 300
    
    // Flash leds on rx/tx/err
    // Uncomment to override default HW configurations
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_ERR_LED_PIN 7  // Error led pin
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_RX_LED_PIN  8  // Receive led pin
    //#define MY_DEFAULT_TX_LED_PIN  9  // Transmit led pin
    
    
    #if defined(MY_USE_UDP)
    #include <EthernetUdp.h>
    #endif
    #include <Ethernet.h>
    #include <MySensors.h>
    
    
    void setup()
    {
    }
    
    void loop()
    {
    }
    

    When connecting the gateway to an ethernet port, I can ping the gateway on its IP.

    But Home Assistant can't connect to it:

    2017-12-07 14:12:37 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Trying to connect to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:12:37 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Connected to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:12:46 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Closing socket at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:12:46 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Socket closed at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:12:46 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] No response. Disconnected.
    2017-12-07 14:12:46 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Trying to connect to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:12:46 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Connected to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:12:57 ERROR (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Receive from server failed.
    2017-12-07 14:12:57 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Closing socket at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:12:57 ERROR (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Failed to shutdown socket at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:12:57 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Socket closed at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:12:57 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Trying to connect to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:12:57 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Connected to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:13:06 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Closing socket at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:13:06 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Socket closed at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:13:06 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] No response. Disconnected.
    2017-12-07 14:13:06 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Trying to connect to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:13:06 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Connected to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:13:17 ERROR (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Receive from server failed.
    2017-12-07 14:13:17 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Closing socket at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:13:17 ERROR (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Failed to shutdown socket at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:13:17 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Socket closed at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:13:17 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Trying to connect to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:13:17 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Connected to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:13:26 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Closing socket at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:13:26 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Socket closed at ('192.168.1.194', 5003).
    2017-12-07 14:13:26 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] No response. Disconnected.
    2017-12-07 14:13:26 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Trying to connect to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    2017-12-07 14:13:26 INFO (Thread-2) [mysensors.gateway_tcp] Connected to ('192.168.1.194', 5003)
    

    And this is the serial debug output from the gateway:

    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:STP
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:INIT OK,TSP=1
    0;255;3;0;9;Eth: connect
    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
    IP: 192.168.1.194
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:STP
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:INIT OK,TSP=1
    0;255;3;0;9;Eth: connect
    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
    IP: 192.168.1.194
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:STP
    0;255;3;0;9;MCO:BGN:INIT OK,TSP=1
    0;255;3;0;9;Eth: connect
    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
    

    This is my configuration.yml for Hass:

    <snip>
    mysensors:
      gateways:
        - device: '192.168.1.194'
    <snip>
    

    Why can't Home Assistant connect to the gateway, and why does the gateway seem to be stuck in some kind of loop?


  • Plugin Developer

    As you also suspect I think the gateway is rebooting at a regular interval. In my experience this can be due to two causes. Either due to a bug that was present in an older core arduino firmware version or due to the gateway doesn't get enough power to handle sending of messages. Sending messages requires more power than receiving messages.

    How did you program the gateway, ie what software and what version of software did you use? How do you power the gateway? Do you use the recommended capacitor close to the radio?

    See this post for info on arduino core versions with the bug:
    https://forum.mysensors.org/topic/6257/ethernet-gateway-home-assitant/4

    It was solved in version 1.6.18.


 

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