Hello again. I've come across a problem that I can't seem to figure out a solution. Here's my problem. How do you control 2 or more separate controllers with the WLED app? Let me explain what is happening.
I've got two WS2812b LED strips, each of which are connected to a separate ATHOM controller with WLED preinstalled . I also have the WLED app installed on my smartphone. OK,when I first hooked up the first strip to one of the Athom controllers, my phone detected a wifi netwok signal called wled_00000. I managed to get it to connect and the led's came on with an orange color, which I found out is normal. Also' the wled welcome page popped up on my phone. At this point you have two options, (1) go to the wifi setup page or (2), go directly to the controls. I opted for go directly to the controls as I know virtually NOTHING about wifi.
OK, I'm not exactly sure when it happened but at some point a "NEW LIGHT" page popped up. I didn't understand what I was supposed to do and still don't, but after a week of research, and trying every thing I could, I finally managed to get a new light to work by inserting the name wled.184.108.40.206 ....which was just a wild guess. Anyway it worked as after I selected it, voila, the controls page came up to my surprise. I spent the next month experimenting with the effects, sections and presets. After setting up some presets etc, I decided to hook up the second led strip to the second Athom controller.
After hooking up every thing, I plugged the power supply in, and waited for a the wifi signal to be detected on my phone. Sure enough, after a few seconds, the wled_00000 signal popped up. But after a few more seconds another wifi network signal popped up, only it had a different name......wled_31574 ....or something to that effect. OK, after getting it connected, just like before, the wled welcome page popped up. NOW, I'm not sure what happened next, or how I got there but just like before, the wled "NEW LIGHT "PAGE popped up. I really didn't know what to name a new light, but i must have named, it something correct cause voila!....after selectIng it the controls page came up to my surprise....again.
After spending a couple of hours getting some presets setup it was time to get the FIRST strip working again. I'm not sure why, but after looking at the wifi network settings page on my phone, it appears only ONE network can be connected, which meant in order to get the first strip working I had to get the wled_00000 network connected,which I did and went to the wled controls page for the first led strip and selected a preset which is a different preset than the preset for the second strip, VOILA! both strips were working exactly how I wanted. But now i wanted to change the preset on the second strip, which meant I would have to go to the wifi network settings page on my phone..... AGAIN. OK, I go to the wifi network settings page on my phone....but something has happened. The wled network wled_31574....IS NO LONGER THERE....but the wled_00000 network is still connected.
OK guys, this is where things got really weird. At this point, I decided to go to the wled app preset page to see if there was anything that might allow me to switch from the preset page for the first strip to the second strip. GAK! When I get to the presets page.....IT'S THE PRESETS FOR THE SECOND STRIP!!!!...EVEN THOUGH THE WIFI NETWORK IS FOR THE FIRST STRIP/CONTROLLER!!! Moreover, now I can't find any way to get to the presets page for the first strip!
OK guys...I'm totally baffled after spending hours trying to figure this out. Thing is...eventually I'll have a dozen or more led strips outside and inside the house and shop, with different brands of controllers all controlled by the wled app. I'm sure there must be a simple way to do this but I can't find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You can use the DDP function of WLED to string multiple controllers together, and then you can use one controller to control multiple devices