Whisperer not working as expected

Tony D.
Updated at 2019-09-09 12:57:04 UTC 

I've been using my sprite with a Whisperer since a few months. The sprite works wonderfully but the whisperer has serious probloms. I get incorrect readings. Specifically my whisperer is stating 1% topsoil moisture level. Honestly this is impossible after a sprinkling succeded at 6:00 this morning. This misbehaving is going on since the first week. It works for the first day or two after resetting the whisperer but then it goes weird. On other occasions instead the topsoil moisture was stuck at 98% even after several days of not sprinling in full summer with temperatures over 35°. 

I have tried anything from resetting the whisperer to changing spot. At this point I'm led to think that the whisperer is broken.

Is anybody else having this strange behavior?

Do you have any other suggestion to solve this problem?


I have noticed that you are not giving due importance on support requests in this forum about whisperer problems. In my opinion you should put more effort into this.

https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/73/show_question

https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/132/show_question

https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/199/show_question

https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/289/show_question

https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/366/show_question

https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/392/show_question


Thank you

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Watering "off the books"

wwhitfill
Updated at 2020-08-02 23:26:54 UTC 

Right now the watering schedule the Netro program is using for my St. Augustine grass is killing my grass. I live in Dallas and Jully/August is brutal on lawns. If I water outside the schedule the program has established the schedule is changed. Is there anyway for me to water my with Netro and keep the smart watering schedule Netro has? Right now I by pass the Netro by manually engaging my water values, not using Netro. 

Thanks,

Will

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Sprinkler heads change directions

Jen Wells
Updated at 2021-06-17 00:36:39 UTC 
Just bought a home that has Netro however each time the sprinklers turn on they are pointing in different directions then we had them originally set. We end up watering cars and the street more than the lawn. Any suggestions? 
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New app (Android)

Ken Jennings
Updated at 2018-06-08 16:39:10 UTC 

Not really a question but a shout-out about the changes to the app.  l found the wonderful new additions that the Netro team just made.  I suggest everyone check out the new additions.  I have tweked a couple of my zones and Very pleased.  Suggest everyone check it out!


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Whisperer setup works - but never reconnects to network

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2021-10-03 16:59:12 UTC 

I have 2 whisperers and have the same behaviour from both.  One worked for a few months and then failed.  The second one is brand new and never has worked.


For both devices I have done the full reset many times.  The reset and subsequent setup appear to work.  The Whisperer connects to the network and I can change the LED colour (so I know my phone and the whisperer are talking).  I then power off the whisperer and turn it back on for a transmission test.  The device powers on, the LED comes on and then within about 20 seconds the LED turns red and the unit shuts off.  This is supposed to indicate that the whisperer cannot reconnect to the network (and that I should move closer to my router).  I moved it right up to within 1 foot of the router and still cannot reconnect.


The fact that I had 2 of these and neither works suggested the problem was not with the devices, so I replaced the router with a high end Asus Zenwifi mesh network.  This still did not resolve the problem.


I do not believe I have a battery issue.  The units have sat in the sun for about 6 weeks during this testing.  The support documentation in 1 place says the setup must be done within 20ft of the router and in another place says the setup must be done within 20 feet of the sprite.  I've tried both and in both cases the setup appears to work properly. But in no case can I reconnect to my network after the unit is set up.


Both units are hardware version 2.2 and firmware version 2.2.0.  My app version is 2.5.3.  Server Status reports OK (response time 1.0 s)


Any suggestions for what else I can try?

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Injector

richard.c.chapman@gmail.com
Updated at 2019-06-13 11:13:28 UTC 
Hi, I installed a sprite a couple of months ago and I'm a big fan. Any plans to develop a fertilizer/insecticide injector or can make recommendations for one?
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Feature request

Tony D.
Updated at 2019-09-12 20:32:30 UTC 

I wasn't able to find a way to read the IP address assigned to the Sprite and/or Whisperer could you consider adding a page in the app where you can read the value?

Thank you,

Tony

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Can’t start Netro

Joe Horner
Updated at 2021-04-05 14:47:49 UTC 
After 4 months of non use over winter, I cannot restart my Netro system 

1 sec  blinking of light and have pressed reset button but still get  message “off line” and blinking persists.  

I have a good WiFi signal. 

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System stuck on watering

Haris Eliades
Updated at 2021-06-17 05:07:11 UTC 
Hello


The system is stuck many times on watering, without showing a line below that is being watered. And so i have to restart it from the plug...


Any ideas? Can i restart from the mobile instead of plug?

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Issue with Smart Watering

Davide
Updated at 2021-10-04 19:13:44 UTC 

Hi Community!

I've got 4 zones linked to same program all with Smart Watering activated. I noticed that on the schedule proposed there's one zone that's watered several times per day while others not. Settings are the same for all zones so I dunno what's wrong. Is there a way to set the Smart Watering of that zone like the others?


Thanks a lot in advance for your help!


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Dark Sky Weather

kik48477
Updated at 2022-04-01 19:51:52 UTC 
Does anyone know why the Dark Sky weather service was removed and replaced with Netro Weather.  My system has work great until today.  All six zones ran this morning and we had roughly an inch of rain yesterday.  Never had this issue with Dark Sky.  
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Keeps watering after heavy rains!

Dan Orms
Updated at 2019-06-13 18:06:42 UTC 
The smart schedule has now watered twice after heavy rains this spring/summer. Any thoughts on what might be going on?
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Whisperer

Andrea Merito
Updated at 2020-05-04 13:18:10 UTC 

hello, 

finally the Whisperer sensors are wonderful.  I installed the 3 sensors divided by zones, a single problem that I encountered is this: the sensor that I called Prato should group 4 zones because they are part of the same type of plant, instead it only groups 3 zones.  I need your help.  


Thanks

Andrea

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Home Assistant Integration

Giabbino
Updated at 2020-08-03 12:35:09 UTC 

Hi, I'm a new user of Netro and for the moment I find it very functional. But it would be very convenient to have the integration for Home Assistant, a very popular open source home automation management platform.


Thanks

Lorenzo

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Netro Doesn't respect watering hours in smart mode

jjmengibar
Updated at 2021-04-05 18:16:46 UTC 

Doesn't respect watering hours in smart mode.

The time of the zones has only been changed and it cannot be reset and it is watering every 5 minutes.

How can I reset any zone


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Anyway to set multiple run times for same program?

ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-10-05 10:53:54 UTC 
I have a spark controller and. I have a program setup for seeding that is 5 minutes per zone.  I want to run that program 3 times per day at 4am, 12pm, and 6pm. Anyway to easily accomplish this without having to setup 3 different programs?  

Thanks
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Great job Team!

robertj51
Updated at 2018-06-11 17:43:40 UTC 
Topic: General
This is a great product with a great application as well. Thanks to the team and the developers for working hard to make this right. This is fantastic!
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Nomi zone e comandi alexa

Mirko Paganelli
Updated at 2020-05-05 06:26:19 UTC 
Ciao... Io rinomino le zone e quando gli do il comando con Alexa per irrigare una determinata zona rinominata non capisce e irrigua tutte le zone... Come si può fare? 
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is there a firmware update that i can apply?

jjmengibar
Updated at 2021-04-05 18:19:11 UTC 
Zones 12 Serial number E4956E4B65BD Hardware version 1.2 Firmware version 1.1.3 Last active 2021/04/05 20:11
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Yellow triangle error

James Mershon
Updated at 2021-10-06 12:23:33 UTC 
Why am I getting these yellow triangles and no water?
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