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    First display, and questions

    UPDATE :D : I got a new router, a RPiZ, and a RPiZW, and now everything works! 2019 Christmas Xlights Display Snowman Close-Up Please note lanterns were hung for the Lunar new year (I made an XLights display for it also), also why the tree is in red, it is normally a RGB pattern. The router...
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    First display, and questions

    Thanks, I tried Multicast, there was no effect, the same thing was happening.
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    First display, and questions

    Hi, Here is my first show with XLights. It's a very simple animation because I was fighting many gremlins trying to put it all together on a tight budget, and only started in mid-November. View: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DTQTv9KzaHXb4milVyqn6NZo96EBJ46J There's a sequence of 8...
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    FPP output different from xLights ?

    Thanks, I ran the model check and it didn't show any problems except mentioned there was an effect that had Canvas Mode on that normally didn't support this option so I unchecked it and it ran normally in FPP. However, I was unable to recreate the problem by checking it again, so I'm not sure...
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    Thanks for the advice. The once per second glitch is persistent so far, it doesn't matter if I run it from xLights, or from FPP; it doesn't change if I enable multicast on everything and run it from xLights or FPP either. Actually there is additional glitching if I run multicast from FPP in...
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    FPP output different from xLights ?

    When I play from FPP it appears that the first several controllers are displaying correctly but the last few controllers are displaying incorrect data from each other's channels, it's like FPP is sending the wrong universes to the wrong controllers, or the channel numbering is messed up. One...
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    Are you saying to change the FPP eth0 config to: FPP IP Address = Show Network Address: 10.0.2.0 (or 10.0.2.1 ?) FPP Netmask = Show Network Mask: 255.255.255.0 FPP Gateway = Show Network Gateway 10.0.2.1 (FPP eth0 IP) then the ESPS configs would have static IPs such as 10.0.2.2, with...
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    My PC is connected by ethernet, I tried disabling it, and then unplugged the cable, but the glitching from FPP was still the same. I am running a 10s test sequence, I have it on repeat. For some reason, every 4th repeat, it freezes for ~500ms at exactly the same place in the sequence, and...
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    Thanks I am new to networking. What model Nanostation is working for you ? Could you tell me what specs I need for the the switch, or could you recommend a least-cost one that should work well?
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    Thanks again. I do currently have the FPP connected by ethernet to the router which is a: Arris Model TG16826 HW ver. B SW ver. 2.1p1s1 It stutters about the same if I use the FPP or play directly from xLights. And it gets much worse when I load web pages on the PC, so I think it's all in...
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    franky_888 I am ready to try to set this up. I have FPP on a RPi4 now and it seems to play about the same as what the Zero was doing, it's constantly stuttering. Questions: 1. Where do I exactly enter the network info you listed for the Home Network? Do I set this in Windows settings for...
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    I was finally able to add 2 more ESPSs. I think this had to do with using the Render button to get output. I think I had to render on the layout page and then render on the sequence page for some reason.
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    Thanks for the advice, I will be picking up a std. RPi later today. I got a simple display going on my outdoor strips by adding 4 ESPS controllers, 1 per string. Here's a quick vid: Now I have a new problem, I can't seem to get an additional ESPS to show! I added it like I added the 1st 4...
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    If I set the PC netmask to 255.255.255.0, I can no longer bring up the FPP or EPS webpages. How do you get around this?
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    Network setup for ESPixelStick

    Well I've heard people have success with them and that motivates me, because I already have ~20 ESP8266 modules I've used for other purposes until now. The ESPixelStick reports -68dBm / 64% signal strength. It is reporting about .6% sequence errors. Not sure why my network would be affected by...
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