2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2016 11:05 PM by VikramR_26

    aws_iot : able to connect with mqtt but msg isn't sent

      Hardware : bcm9wcd5eval1_3

      SDK : started with 3.3.1 and then aded 3.4.0-aws


      Followed AWS_IOT getting started guide to create a sample thing and test topic.

      Using the command line on my Mac, I am able to subscribe to and publish messages.


      On the bcm9wcd5eval1_3 board I am able to connect to my mqtt broker, but I am unable to send messages.

      I don't get any obvious errors, but I don't see anything either on my AWSIOTLogs in CloudWatch, or in the subscriber terminal

      I am using the demo.aws_iot.pub_sub.publisher as my code base.

      I have copied rootCa.pem, cert.perm and private_key.pm to resources/app/secure_mqtt

      and made the following changes described in the publisher.c file :

      #define MQTT_BROKER_ADDRESS                 "A23UXEXXOFKGVR.iot.us-east-1.amazonaws.com"

      #define WICED_TOPIC                         "topic/test"

      #define CLIENT_ID                           "clientid1"

      conninfo.port_number = 8883;  <-- I tried with default value of 0 as always, but got the same behavior



      Using aws cli on Mac:

      terminal 1 : subscriber

      $ mosquitto_sub --cafile ./rootCA.pem --cert ./cert.pem --key privateKey.pem -h A23UXEXXOFKGVR.iot.us-east-1.amazonaws.com -p 8883 -q 1 -d -t "topic/test" -i "clientid1"

      Client clientid1 sending CONNECT

      Client clientid1 received CONNACK

      Client clientid1 sending SUBSCRIBE (Mid: 1, Topic: topic/test, QoS: 1)

      Client clientid1 received SUBACK

      Subscribed (mid: 1): 1


      terminal 2 : publisher

      $ mosquitto_pub --cafile rootCA.pem --cert cert.pem --key privateKey.pem -h A23UXEXXOFKGVR.iot.us-east-1.amazonaws.com -p 8883 -t topic/test -i clientid1 -m "Hello, Dalvi"


      terminal 1 : subscriber sees published message

      Client clientid1 received PUBLISH (d0, q0, r0, m0, 'topic/test', ... (12 bytes))

      Hello, Dalvi


      Logs from CoolTerm

      Starting WICED v3.4.0-AWS

      Platform BCM943341WCD1 initialised

      Started ThreadX v5.6

      Initialising NetX_Duo v5.7_sp2

      Creating Packet pools

      WWD SDIO interface initialised

      WLAN MAC Address : 6C:AD:F8:F0:EC:43

      WLAN Firmware    : wl0: Oct 13 2014 15:25:13 version (r507746) FWID 01-60cadeb3

      Joining : mySSID

      Successfully joined : mySSID

      Obtaining IPv4 address via DHCP

      DHCP CLIENT hostname WICED IP

      IPv4 network ready IP: 10.xx.xx.xx

      Setting IPv6 link-local address

      IPv6 network ready IP: FE80:0000:0000:0000:6EAD:F8FF:FEF0:EC43

      Resolving IP address of MQTT broker

      [MQTT] Connecting to broker ...


      [MQTT] Opening connection...Success


      [MQTT] Publishing...

      mqtt_app_publish test

      mqtt_app_publish success 



      No errors while publishing the message, but on terminal 1 I don't see the message being received.

      Also I don't see any logs should up on AWS CloudWatch Logs

        • 1. Re: aws_iot : able to connect with mqtt but msg isn't sent

          I am now getting messages to show up on aws (dynamodb).

          The main change I made was adding my cert.pem and private_key.pem to


          instead of


          resources/apps/secure_mqtt folder, as is described in the header of publisher.c


          I am assuming without this change I was talking to a different endpoint used by the demo app.


          However there are still 2 strange behaviors I am seeing :

          1. can't get the push button to work anymore : doesn't call the  publish_callback when button is pressed.

              So to work around this I sent the message right after connection was successful.

          2. I get the following events in mqtt_connection_event_cb  in this sequence

              a. WICED_MQTT_EVENT_TYPE_CONNECT_REQ_STATUS (as a result of the connection request)

              b. WICED_MQTT_EVENT_TYPE_PUBLISHED (as a result of the published message)

              c. WICED_MQTT_EVENT_TYPE_DISCONNECTED  .. not sure why this is being called.






          • 2. Re: aws_iot : able to connect with mqtt but msg isn't sent

            I believe you are using BCM943341 hardware, the application was developed for BCM94343W and AVN4343W hardware, kindly change the mapping of  GPIO's accordingly and button press should work.

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