Earlier this week my wife took the charger away with her on a trip. Previously on the V2 firmware this was pretty simple - plug in OEVSE, connect to AP, open openevse-**** and away you go.
On the new V4 firmware I spent probably 2 hours trying to help her connect and dial down the current to the available supply. Totally flaky if it would connect or not and when it did it usually seemed to want to step through the initial configuration wizard. In the end we got the current dialled down, but still couldn't reliably connect to the main GUI.
Next day it seemed to have sorted itself out a bit and she could get to the GUI.
Today she returned home and I plugged the unit back into it's home power and let it start up, expecting it to reconnect to the home wifi and away we go again. That's what the earlier firmware did.
It didn't find our network until I'd gone into the captive portal, stepped through the wizard and waited, and waited, and waited. Then turned it off and on again, and waited some more until it finally showed the home network. Then I could put in the password again, connect to the network and finally get the GUI up.
It sounds like you are using the v2 GUI Pre-release based on your comments. The latest firmware 4.2.2 is available in both the v1 GUI interface and in the v2 GUI pre-release.
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We would suggest posting over on Github.
It's running v4.2.2 GUI, but I discovered it's still running 7.1.3 firmware. I thought I'd updated the firmware. I'll do that before asking more questions.
v4.2.2 of the WiFi Firmware comes in 2 GUI versions:
GUI_v1 is the older interface that came from WiFi v2.x.x and evolved with Wifi 3.x.x and 4.x.x
GUI_v2 is a new interface introduced in 4.2.2 developed by KipK and is currently in pre-release status.
Either choice of GUI, the developers do not monitor here. They track issues at Github.