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Member Since: August 12, 2013

Country: United States

  • It can! If you have your ESP connect to a wifi network, it can/will have both a dynamic and static IP. There’s also an AT command to set your own static IP. I apologize I don’t remember off the top of my head, but www.esp8266.com is where I’m finding most of my information.

  • I’ve discovered that if you put a ~2k resistor between the CH_PD and power, the board stays significantly cooler. I used to get nervous running mine, so I constantly had a fan blowing on it, but after I read several tutorials recommending the use of a resistor, it’s been fine since then. It still gets warm, but not burning. I’m pretty sure the resistor I had on it was a 2k, but I’m sure if you experiment around with different resistances you’ll find one that works for you.

    Also, make sure you are using 3.3v everywhere, since the board is not 5v tolerant.

    -This is all assuming you don’t in fact have a defective board. :) Good luck!

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