Hi guys,

I need a little help here with two new ESP8266 boards I try to put ESPHome onto.

The problem with the **first board** is that “Prepare for first use” (in Chrome on macOS) seems to work but configuring WiFi does not. The configuration dialog doesn’t list/find any WiFi at all (just displays “Join other …” in the “Network” drop down) and when I enter my SSID and password manually the “Provisioning” dialog comes up with a spinning circle animation but after a timeout I’m back to the WiFi config dialog with a red “Unable to connect” error.

The Log looks like this:

```
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
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[C][ota:473]: There have been 10 suspected unsuccessful boot attempts.
[E][ota:480]: Boot loop detected. Proceeding to safe mode.
[I][app:029]: Running through setup()...
[C][wifi:038]: Setting up WiFi...
[C][wifi:051]: Starting WiFi...
[C][wifi:052]: Local MAC: BC:FF:4D:E4:B7:A8
[C][wifi:250]: Setting up AP...
[C][wifi:252]: AP SSID: 'esphome-web-e4b7a8'
[C][wifi:253]: AP Password: ''
[C][wifi:262]: IP Address: 192.168.4.1
[D][wifi:455]: Starting scan...
[C][ota:097]: Over-The-Air Updates:
[C][ota:098]: Address: esphome-web.local:8266
[W][ota:106]: Last Boot was an unhandled reset, will proceed to safe mode in 0 restarts
[I][app:062]: setup() finished successfully!
[I][ota:493]: Waiting for OTA attempt.
[I][app:102]: ESPHome version 2023.12.3 compiled on Dec 25 2023, 13:51:37
[I][app:104]: Project esphome.web version 1.0
[C][logger:443]: Logger:
[C][logger:444]: Level: DEBUG
[C][logger:445]: Log Baud Rate: 115200
[C][logger:447]: Hardware UART: UART0
[C][captive_portal:088]: Captive Portal:
[C][wifi:573]: WiFi:
[C][wifi:405]: Local MAC: BC:FF:4D:E4:B7:A8
[C][wifi:410]: SSID: ''
[C][wifi:411]: IP Address: 0.0.0.0
[C][wifi:412]: BSSID: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
[C][wifi:414]: Hostname: 'esphome-web-e4b7a8'
[C][wifi:416]: Signal strength: 31 dB ▂▄▆█
[C][wifi:420]: Channel: 1
[C][wifi:421]: Subnet: 0.0.0.0
[C][wifi:422]: Gateway: 0.0.0.0
[C][wifi:423]: DNS1: 0.0.0.0
[C][wifi:424]: DNS2: 0.0.0.0
[C][mdns:115]: mDNS:
[C][mdns:116]: Hostname: esphome-web-e4b7a8
[C][ota:097]: Over-The-Air Updates:
[C][ota:098]: Address: esphome-web.local:8266
[W][ota:106]: Last Boot was an unhandled reset, will proceed to safe mode in 0 restarts
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.05 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
[W][component:214]: Component mdns took a long time for an operation (0.10 s).
[W][component:215]: Components should block for at most 20-30ms.
```

… and so on, the Log get’s flooded with these two lines.

Also, there’s no new WiFi AP visible I could connect to.

The **second board** shows another problem. Preparing for first use seems to work fine, too. I get to the “Configuration installed” dialog with the party emoji. But immediately after that the blue LED on the board flashes 11 times fast the pauses a little and starts again with the 11 flashes. This goes on forever. Connecting to the board just gives the error `An error occurred. Improv Wi-Fi Serial not detected`

.

I can’t give you logs here because the Logs dialog makes the browser tab crash.

Here’s a screenshot from the last things I see before the tab freezes:

I’m currently out of ideas and would really appreciate any help …

Thanks guys!

Stefan.