My Dash deployment has been working like a champ all year long and then suddenly it stopped last week. It’s in the field so I went and got it, thinking maybe a broken wire or something, but it all checked out, battery was at a good level, etc… And at my house it connected to cell network and worked fine. Took it back to the field … and it never came up and sent data. Back home, it’s fine (they are only about 4 miles apart). Drove around town running errands before deploying again and it was sending data no problem. Put back into field … nothing.
Looking at the Dashboard it’s not exactly nothing it shows this:
SESSION START TIME 2018-08-21 06:04:31 EDT
SESSION END TIME Invalid date
SESSION DURATION 0:00:00
SESSION DATA USAGE 0B
One other clue is that looking at usage data log all of the “bad” entries (except one) are on T-Mobile network. Before that, at my house and roaming around town it was using AT&T Mobility. But I don’t know what it’s been using for the past year when it was working.
Is it possible to get connected to a bad cell station? I really don’t know how to troubleshoot this since the device is deployed in the woods and only wakes up every 15mins to send temperature (no displays, logging).
Thanks in advance for any ideas.