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MQTT X and thingspeak - lost connection

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Vegar Bartnes
Vegar Bartnes on 9 Mar 2022
Edited: Stonez Chen on 16 Mar 2022
Hi :-)
I have followed the instructions on mathworks site:
I have downloaded the MQTT X software.
Then I add a new connection as described. The username, password and ID i get from my thingspeak device in my account.
I then at 3) "Click" the connect button, the program replies "connected". But within 3-6 secounds the connection is lost... so I never get to test out the rest of the subscription and publish.
This should not be a difficult task, but I an stuck :-(
Are there anyone experiensing the same?
mvh vegar bartnes
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Vegar Bartnes
Vegar Bartnes on 14 Mar 2022
I have resett my device in thingspeak, new ID and password. Still the same read ECONNRESET.
Then I am not able to add new subscription because no connection.
vegar
Vinod
Vinod on 14 Mar 2022
@Vegar Bartnes: Did you see my screenshot below showing the connection settings? If you are still unable to connect, please share your clientID you are using to connect.

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Stonez Chen
Stonez Chen on 13 Mar 2022
Edited: Stonez Chen on 13 Mar 2022
Hi Christopher,
I'm making a YouTube video in Traditional Chinese to show people how to use ThingSpeak MQTT.
However, I'm also facing the same problem that both my ESP32 & Node-RED lost mqtt3.thingspeak.com connection right after a successful connection. Both ESP32 & Node-RED are under the same Wi-Fi AP.
I'm sure that MQTT device is created and mapped to a Channel.
Server: mqtt://mqtt3.thingspeak.com
Retain: False
QoS: 0
Clean session: 1
I use client.state() to check on my ESP32 and the result is: -3 (MQTT_CONNECTION_LOST - the network connection was broken)
What could be the problem? Server issue or mine issue?
Thanks,
Stonez
PS: My last video is with home hosted MQTT server: MQTT + ESP32 + Mosquitto on Raspberry Pi
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Vinod
Vinod on 15 Mar 2022
@Stonez Chen: Your connection will be disconnected if you try to publish or subscribe to an invalid topic or a topic your client is not authorized to access. So, if you only publish/subscribe to topics with valid payloads, your connection should be stable.
Stonez Chen
Stonez Chen on 16 Mar 2022
Edited: Stonez Chen on 16 Mar 2022
@Vinod You are right! A soon as I modifyed :
Publish topic: channels/1675230/publish
Message: field1=true
The MQTT worked! The issue got me for few days....Thanks!
Stonez

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Vinod
Vinod on 14 Mar 2022
Edited: Vinod on 14 Mar 2022
Here's the settings you need to connect with MQTTX:
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Vegar Bartnes
Vegar Bartnes on 14 Mar 2022
Now with a brand new channel it works, almost...
Field1 does not work?
Vegar Bartnes
Vegar Bartnes on 14 Mar 2022
Ups again! just a empty space. Everything works fine now!
vegar

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