I have an RS3D. After it arrived I started it once without internet access but could see it on a computer with an Ethernet cable and reset the password. It was clearly working.
Then at home, I set it up and powered up. After 7 minutes I remembered to connect the Ethernet cable to my DSL router, and I could see it with the Web interface, and it was assigned an address by my router. After 3 days I could see the SD was filling up so I did a shutdown from the Web page (configuration page showed system 0.15 before shutdown).
I ordered a USB drive to hold the data so I wouldn’t fill up the SSD.
This week I installed the USB following the directions and it appeared to be successful. The system had updated to 0.18. I did a shutdown and set up in my basement. Once again I neglected to plug in the Ethernet cable before powering up. I did a few minutes later, but this time other computers on my home network cannot see the RS3D and the web page interface in Chrome will not load. My router has a list of all the computers that have connected in the past and the RS3D shows as disconnected. For the lights:
The Pi board shows red solid. There is no green light at all
The Shake board shows blue solid.
The Ethernet port shows orange solid and the green light flashes once every few seconds (about as often as the led for that port flashes on my router).
I tried rebooting my router - no change.
I regret that I have no logs for you, nor can I do a proper shutdown because the web front end will not load. I am wary of pulling the power, knowing that it can damage the SSD. I had not yet started data forwarding (perhaps unfortunate in this situation) so there isn’t any station yet for you to check.
Do you have suggestions for regaining contact with/control of my RS3D? And if something I did caused this problem, how can I avoid it in the future? Thank you!