How Mr Beam Status Light tells you how to connect to your Mr Beam II
(Required software versions: MrBeam Plugin 0.1.56 or higher and MrBeam LED Strips 0.2.0 or higher.)
When the Mr Beam Status Light is breathing (light is moving up and down) a connection can be set up with your computer.
(While you're connected with your Mr Beam II the Mr Beam Light shows different patterns)
There are three different ways to do so:
WiFi Access Point
In your network
Gain access to your Mr Beam II via find.mr-beam.org.
This find.mr-beam service requires an active Internet connection. Also find.mr-beam.org service needs to be enabled in Mr Beam II settings.
If Mr Beam II was able to successfully register at the find.mr-beam server, it switches to orange breathing and does not show any other color even though WiFi access point might be active or Mr Beam II is accessible though your network.
Depending on your specific network configuration it is still possible the your device can not be found via find.mr-beam service. In this case we recommend to follow the steps the Connection Troubleshooting Guide and once connected to disable the find.mr-beam service in the Mr Beam II settings.
Gain access to your Mr Beam II via the WiFi Access Point.
Connect to your Mr Beam II by opening your WiFi settings on your computer and then select the WiFi called "MrBeam-XXXX". (XXXX stands for the individual name of your device)
Connect to your Mr Beam II though your local network by using the according addresses/hostnames.
We recommend to follow the steps the Connection Troubleshooting Guide.
Breathing Green and White:
Choose to connect per WiFi access point or through your local network.
This light pattern is shown if:
- Mr Beam II WiFi access point is active
- and the device is connected per cable to a router
- and find.mr-beam service is disabled or the service failed to register over the Internet.