I see that there are a number of “Offline” reports, and I am wondering if at least in some of these cases, sending bad data is not a cause?
I have two BYO devices Device1 and Device2 being fed by Node-Red via MQTT.
Device1 is untouched and always is online (ie no Offline banner and not greyed out).
I then created Device2 which inotially was not greyed out and did not show the “Offline” banner.
Whilst setting up the data feed to Device2 I mistakenly sent the data payload on the wrong format ie “20.0” instead of “temp,c=20.0”.
Device2 then went offline - and I couldn’t get it back online even though I Reset the Dashboard, restarted Node-red. and rebooted the RPi.
Since Device1 remains online throughout, it isn’t an internet connection problem.
The only way I can get Device2 back online is by deleting it and then recreating it - and being careful not to send it bad data again! I have tested this scenario twice - and would really like a method to reset the device.
Any confirmation that bad data could be causing a device to go (and stay!) offline?