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Bigfillly

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Hi,
I’ve have few problems recently, the main one is my batrium says “cannot save as it’s in read mode” I cannot change and save any changes I do and I need to do some changes, can anyone help?
Thank very much,
Phil.
 

Dr. Dickie

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Hi,
I’ve have few problems recently, the main one is my batrium says “cannot save as it’s in read mode” I cannot change and save any changes I do and I need to do some changes, can anyone help?
Thank very much,
Phil.
Perhaps this?
FAQ page
I haven't gotten my Batrium yet, so I have no real experiemnce.
 

Wolf

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batrium says “cannot save as it’s in read mode”
You need to have the Batrium hooked to a PC with a usb cable. If Batrium does not see a physical connection you cannot go into Technician mode.
Now once you have a USB connection you can make OTA (Over the Air) changes from another installation of Watchmon Toolkit.
If you have the blue power plug showing you are good to go.
Wolf

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daromer

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No you dont need wired connection to do changes. I have not done that for last 2 years :)
The only thing you need wired connection to today is to upgrade the firmware.
 

Wolf

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So
No you dont need wired connection to do changes. I have not done that for last 2 years :)
OK then explain to me if I unplug the watchmon USB cable from a powersource whether laptop or a 5V USB battery bank, I cannot enter technician mode and change setting?
 

daromer

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Dont know why you cant do that to be fair :) But as said i have not had mine connected for years :p That was removed pretty early when i started to use batrium and only the first versions i had did not have write on wifi but it was pretty quickly added by request.

This is important since i have 4 batriums running myself :)
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Wolf

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This is important since i have 4 batriums running myself :)
4 batriums. Showoff;)
OK I will check it out again. and report back. I gave the answer above as this was my experience when trying to do an OTA settings change.
 

OffGridInTheCity

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I recently installed a new WM4 in the cargo trailer and I noticed it was in "Technician mode" as I did the initial longmon network connections / setup. I was doing this thru the USB connection initially as @Wolf pointed out. I also reset the admin password. Since then, I've had it on/off a few times as I work on / test out the trailer and its normal now. Not sure how it got to 'normal'.

There is an "Allow TechAuth" option and I have mine On - maybe that affects things?
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Bigfillly

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Thanks very much for the replies,
I had the wire in as I was trying to alter setting with my pc, I put in my setting but it won’t save them?
I’ve tried it without the 12v plugged in to the batrium too, so I know the wire was working, do I have the correct wire 🤔
I’m not sure if I’ve tried it but there could be another way to get around this, how do I connect it to WiFi?
 

Bigfillly

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There is an "Allow TechAuth" option and I have mine On - maybe that affects things?
Hmm I will look at this first thing tomorrow and let you know if it sorted it, thank you 🙏
Also I have the watchmon 4 will i have this option?
 

Bigfillly

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I couldn’t wait till the morning, I just tried to look for that “allow techauth” but it wasn’t on mine, I had to download the previous update as well, the newest wouldn’t work, this is what it says when I have the usb wire in and try to save changes 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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OffGridInTheCity

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Wow - you don't even have the option to "Allow TechAuth" and you have some new/extra passwords for USB and WiFi that I don't have (and don't need). I'll certainly not be upgrading for now...

Will Batrium support answered the question of how to make changes?
 
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