Kulp K4-PB internet

chris19681986

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I know most prefer falcon but mine is not here yet; so I got this one to get going. First off, FPP is downloaded, burned etc to my SD card. I can log on to the internet with my laptop, no problem. After all that it says type in http://fpp.local . I do that but nothing happens. It keeps telling me connection not secure. says it in firefox and chrome. If I g o to the hidden icons and click on the internet it shows the FPP connection. if I log into that connection then im disconnected from the internet off my other connection. no further along than I was this morning.

I have a nano wireless adapter like it said to use.

Says your connection to this site is not private. info entered could be viewed by others. Im stuck with no way around it.
 

Old Salt

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Usually there is an option that allows you to proceed anyway.
Firefox / win7 - changes to www,fpp,local - returns server not found
trying 192.168.8.1 - connection times out

This is the first time I've powered up my K4-PB. I have the nano wireless from Dan. I just connected it to my computer for power with a USB cable.
Going to the manual - I think I remember seeing something about tethering.
Back soon...
 
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Old Salt

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Success! When connected to your computer by USB tethering use http://192.168.7.2/ for your connection if you use Windows or 192.168.6.2 for Linux or Mac.

Note that after changing the settings on the K4-PB to my home network, I rebooted FPP. The IP shown was on my home network, but I was unable to connect using http://fpp.local. I can connect using the IP address shown on the Pocket Beagle display.
 
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chris19681986

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Check the computer's date / time. If the date is grossly wrong you may get that issue.
All is correct. Updated everything a few days ago. Have a 5v psu but the display shows 5.3. Probably burn the lights out next. Obviously I have to do something to get it setup cause I cant even get the lights to come on in xlights or test mode straight from the board
 

chris19681986

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Success! When connected to your computer by USB tethering use http://192.168.7.2/ for your connection if you use Windows or 192.168.6.2 for Linux or Mac.

Note that after changing the settings on the K4-PB to my home network, I rebooted FPP. The IP shown was on my home network, but I was unable to connect using http://fpp.local. I can connect using the IP address shown on the Pocket Beagle display.
Ya I couldn't use that local deal either. I wonder if the falcon plug and play units are ready to run and all this is done? I'd pay more instead of spending another weekend without getting anywhere
 

Jarrad33

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The falcon does not have half of what the kulp has. But if you want to use FPP your better of keeping at it.

Have you been on to zoom ?
 

BAZMick

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Says your connection to this site is not private. info entered could be viewed by others. Im stuck with no way around it.
There should be down the bot LH corner of this dialogue window something like "Advanced Settings" click on that and then it should change over to "Proceed to http://fpp.local" click on that and do you get in? It's just a security warning from Chrome and Firefox because it's not a secure website (https)
 

chris19681986

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The falcon does not have half of what the kulp has. But if you want to use FPP your better of keeping at it.

Have you been on to zoom ?
No. Havent tried zoom yet. Honestly I do not know what I want to use. One house in this town had a display and the wife loved it. Fast forward. Not knowing anything I did the buy before research. First purchased a uno r3. Do not know the first thing about programming. Watched some, well a lot of videos and bought a falcon f4 since only thing I was going to do was roofline. But with shipping delays, etc I got this k4 pb. Back to not doing research, reading etc first since I'm not sure what fpp is or does. My problem is I watched 4 videos of users using xlights, falcon contrlollers and doing megatrees. One had it up and running in 4 hours. I took a pic of my house and put in xlights and had it do its thing. Obviously not that easy as I have found out. So I have been on here and cantispater xmas looking for help. So today going to try and enter in same info that's on my router into fpp (if it let's me in lol) and see what happens. Long story short, just want to make her happy and have lights on the house by November. Thanks for your input
 

chris19681986

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There should be down the bot LH corner of this dialogue window something like "Advanced Settings" click on that and then it should change over to "Proceed to http://fpp.local" click on that and do you get in? It's just a security warning from Chrome and Firefox because it's not a secure website (https)
I'm going to get back downstairs to my office in a bit and will look for what you mentioned. When I type that fpp local it says cant be reached with a padlock. If I'm getting this right, once I try to log into fpp as it tells me to enter password (same as my router one) I get booted off my regular internet connection and onto fpp. On my laptop it says no internet connection but I can see its communicating with the k4 and the Asus nano wifi adapter is flashing. Then to get back to real internet I have to log back into my cable modem/router. I have never had the kulp board plugged directly into my router. It's only been powered on by the psu and used the wirel
ess adapter since it doesnt have a ethernet port and my cable tv/modem/router doesnt have a usb port. I'll keep at for a couple hours today. As long as whatever I do works with xlights I'll be happy

Thank you
 

chris19681986

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Usually there is an option that allows you to proceed anyway.
Firefox / win7 - changes to www,fpp,local - returns server not found
trying 192.168.8.1 - connection times out

This is the first time I've powered up my K4-PB. I have the nano wireless from Dan. I just connected it to my computer for power with a USB cable.
Going to the manual - I think I remember seeing something about tethering.
Back soon...
Exactly what I kept getting
 

Old Salt

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In its simplest for for your K4-PB installation:
xLights is used to generate sequences, sends them to the FPP, and provides some FPP control.
The Pocket Beagle is the interface between your network, and the K4-PB. It is a SBC running the FPP program.
FPP decodes the sequence, and sends the data to the K4-PB.
The K4-PB sends the data and power to the pixel strings.

I suggest that you start with a fresh installation of FPP (wipe the SD card and re-install FPP)
Ensure the power jumper on the K4-PB is set to 5V
Insert the nano wireless adapter into the USB port on the K4-PB
Connect the K4-PB to your computer via the USB connector on the Pocket Beagle. (No other power or pixels connected)
At this point you should be able to connect to FPP with a browser using one of the addresses http://192.168.6.2/ or http://192.168.7.2/

When you achieve a connection, stop and get more advice.
To proceed, we'll need a screen shot from the ipconfig command, and the configuration of your router.
 

chris19681986

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In its simplest for for your K4-PB installation:
xLights is used to generate sequences, sends them to the FPP, and provides some FPP control.
The Pocket Beagle is the interface between your network, and the K4-PB. It is a SBC running the FPP program.
FPP decodes the sequence, and sends the data to the K4-PB.
The K4-PB sends the data and power to the pixel strings.

I suggest that you start with a fresh installation of FPP (wipe the SD card and re-install FPP)
Ensure the power jumper on the K4-PB is set to 5V
Insert the nano wireless adapter into the USB port on the K4-PB
Connect the K4-PB to your computer via the USB connector on the Pocket Beagle. (No other power or pixels connected)
At this point you should be able to connect to FPP with a browser using one of the addresses http://192.168.6.2/ or http://192.168.7.2/

When you achieve a connection, stop and get more advice.
To proceed, we'll need a screen shot from the ipconfig command, and the configuration of your router.
Picture. Host: fpp
Wlan0: 192.168.8.1
Player: idle
Last 2 pictures are properties of when connected to cgn(regular internet) and fpp
 

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