The Listening mode is a feature that helps the clock to receive WiFi credentials, so it can connect to your WiFi router.
When the clock is in Listening mode, it disconnects from a WiFi router (if it was connected already) and starts its own WiFi access point. Once the clock is switched to Listening mode, you can see it in a list of WiFi networks as NixieMachineIII-XXXX where XXXX is the serial number of your clock and you can observe a blue flashing pattern on the System LED. Also, digit 1 should be running from left to right.
Switching the clock to the Listening mode
The clock is switched to the Listening mode by powering it off during a startup sequence and powering it on again. This is done by this sequence:
- Unplug the clock’s power adapter from the power outlet but keep the adapter plugged into the clock.
- Plug the power adaptor into the power outlet, wait for the startup sequence (00:00:00 -> 11:11:11 -> 22:22:22 etc.. displayed on the clock), unplug the power adaptor during that sequence. If the clock switches to time mode, it is too late, you need to start from #1.
- Plug the power adaptor into the power outlet, the clock now starts in Listening mode and you can see digit 1 running from left to right.
Exiting the Listening mode
Just power cycle the clock – unplug the power adaptor and plug it back. The clock will start in a regular Time mode.