I purchased the DIY kit a while back, and after contacting support and finding out I need to press the reset button, it was working great - for a while (weeks).
One day when I started it up, the white led never flashed, the red led never turned on, and I never got the hot spot. I simply unplugged it and started again and it worked.
Over the following week or so, it took more and more attempts to get it to run correctly, and since you have to wait between each, it got very annoying taking so long.
After a while, no matter how many times I tried, it would no longer run properly.
Even without the SDR plugged in, it doesn't seem to run.
I've tried a 4 different USB batteries,including two that I'd previously been using successfully, ranging from 2.1-2.4 amps, plus a USB a/c adapter. Same behavior for all.
Frustrated, I set it aside with the idea of coming back to it later and using a Raspberry Pi as I'd seen many use while researching Outernet.
Now, after weeks of it sitting, I decide to check into downloading the image for a Pi, and it doesn't seem to be available anymore. (I did try the CHIP a few times - still doesn't work correctly).
I'd prefer to use a Pi since I've more familiar with it.
I'm not even sure what the warranty is on the CHIP, so maybe replace it either through warranty or buy another?
Thanks for any help,