Comments for Chris Mullins https://blog.christophermullins.com I occasionally write about things. Usually these things are about computers. Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:14:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.3 Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-10924 Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:14:09 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-10924 Hey Michael,

I think I’ve noticed this before too. It’s been a long time and my memory’s a little fuzzy, but I seem to remember visiting anything other than the root page winding up with a timeout. After visiting the root (just http://192.168.0.1, other stuff would work). Maybe give that a try?

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-10923 Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:12:21 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-10923 Hiya,

I might be misunderstanding the question, but to my knowledge, Milight bulbs won’t let you control both RGB and White lights separately. Bulbs are in one mode or the other. The only exception I’m aware of are the lights that support “saturation,” which is accomplished by controlling the brightness of the white LEDs while the RGB lights are on.

If you haven’t already run into it, the docs on the HA integration might be helpful: https://github.com/sidoh/esp8266_milight_hub/wiki/HomeAssistant

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Comment on Milight WiFi Gateway Emulator on an ESP8266 by Chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/02/11/milight-wifi-gateway-emulator-on-an-esp8266/comment-page-5/#comment-10908 Sun, 12 Sep 2021 21:34:44 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=207#comment-10908 Love the work! I got the premade kit and it works like a charm.
Probably too late to the party but here’s a question on the Home Assistant integration.
I have an RGBW milight. I can use HA to send rgb commands with color beautifully using the 3-parameter “rgb_color:” command as defined in HA’s light docs (https://www.home-assistant.io/integrations/light/).
When I try to sent a  rgbw command using the 4-parameter “rgbw_color:” command, it’s just ignored.
How do I get the rgb LEDs and the white LEDs to activate at the same time?

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Michael https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-10897 Sat, 11 Sep 2021 22:48:22 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-10897 So I have gone through about 15 buttons and only have managed to get 1 to work.  Most were obviously already bricked or new and patched, but I got a few that did blink green after playing the file.  Unfortunately though when I go to set the wireless config via the URL noted above, I get a connection refused error and the wireless info does not get set.  I have had this happen on about 4 unites and one was from the exact same, never configured batch.  I am not sure what is going on.  I have verified the URL string is correct and I am connected to the unit directly.  Anyone seen this or have any idea if there is any way to get these going.  The fact that I got one going was exciting but I have yet to have a second success. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-10255 Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:36:21 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-10255 Hi Rob,

This hack allows the user to complete the setup process for a Dash Button. This is necessary for new buttons fresh out of the box, and for buttons that have had their memory wiped after a battery runs low (dash buttons do this automatically when the battery reaches a certain threshold).

The setup process is twofold:

1. Configure a WiFi network to connect to
2. Get a “customer secret,” which used to be served by Amazon

The problem this hack solves is (2). Since Amazon is no longer supporting the buttons, there’s no way for them to get the secret from Amazon. The hack basically tricks the button into writing a value for the customer secret.

The hack is specific to the setup process — no need for it after the button is configured.

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Security Week 25: уязвимость в Apple ID | YandexNews Беларусь https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-10246 Tue, 22 Jun 2021 08:23:59 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-10246 […] описывает взлом кнопок Amazon Dash. Эти […]

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Rob https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-10244 Tue, 22 Jun 2021 05:43:17 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-10244 Hi, I´m not quite clear about what the audio hack does. If it stops the button from receiving the bricking update, this would mean that after its successful implementation it would not be necessary any longer to still block communication to Amazon servers, right?
And if I continously block communication, then there would be no need for the hack at all, true?

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Security Week 25: Apple ID vulnerability - Prog.World https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-10241 Mon, 21 Jun 2021 21:56:55 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-10241 […] curious study describes breaking into Amazon Dash buttons. These discontinued devices were intended for quick ordering from an online […]

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Comment on Rescue Your Amazon Dash Buttons by Anton L https://blog.christophermullins.com/2019/12/20/rescue-your-amazon-dash-buttons/comment-page-1/#comment-10188 Tue, 15 Jun 2021 18:25:06 +0000 https://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=614#comment-10188 Isn’t it possible to access the ERASE pin? Then you could erase the whole chip and then the SWD would work again. Then you could find the bit in the real binary where it looks the SWD port and remove that and load it again or load your own SW.

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Comment on Using a Milight remote with HomeAssistant by chris https://blog.christophermullins.com/2017/07/08/using-a-milight-remote-with-homeassistant/comment-page-1/#comment-10086 Sat, 29 May 2021 17:13:49 +0000 http://blog.christophermullins.com/?p=275#comment-10086 In reply to P.

Hi, there is no native integration with MQTT. The supported way to integrate with HA is MQTT.

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