I used my desktop (Win 10 Asus) to set up WLED 10 on my Lolin Nodemcu v3 as an AP (not on the network). When I click on the WLED AP, it automatically opens in 220.127.116.11. After configuration I disconnect the desktop from the nodemcu and then attach it to my outside ws2812 string.
Then I take my laptop (Win 10 Lenovo) outside to view the leds at different configurations.
However, the laptop sees the WLED AP and when I try to logon with the wled1234 password, it says incorrect password. I also tried http://wled-ca53af.local as given in the WEBUI but it does not work nor does 18.104.22.168. The same thing happens when both PCs are in the same room. I did disconnect and repower the nodemcu between different connection attempts.
An iPhone also cannot connect to the WLED AP.
Is the nodemcu attached only to the desktop even when disconnected and not available to the laptop? What am I missing?
laptop wireless ac driver is up-to-date.