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Hello guys, I've got a problem during the setup.

Everything works fine but the module don't want to connect to my wifi: I tried my wifi at work and also in home but nothing, I saw that it tried to connect but nothing happen.

So I tried to connect it to my phone via wifi and here the system work istantly. I put the same setup of home wify, 2.4ghz and wpa2.

Thank you for the help
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There's this WiFi Scanner which you can use to find networks the ESP8266 thinks are available e.g. the one here https://github.com/esp8266/Arduino/blob/master/libraries/ESP8266WiFi/examples/WiFiScan/WiFiScan.ino  Also, please take a look at the "Diagnostics" chapter in the ESP8266 Arduino documentation at https://arduino-esp8266.readthedocs.io/en/latest/esp8266wifi/readme.html#diagnostics

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The HOSTNAME is now 32 chars after they added -color to it. Remove at least 1 char from the HOSTNAME in settings.h and it will connect.
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I suspect there is still a 'memory walker' bug. Some piece of code is probably off by one. These are one of the most difficult bugs to fix. Back in the day when I had a professional environment I would put a watchpoint on that 32nd position to catch the code that is at fault but at 82 I no longer have the tools or current knowledge. Maybe one of the younger developers knows how to do that.

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