First check the Blue LED on your Bolt. If the Blue LED is blinking then go to this link: Bolt Blue LED Blinking But Unable to Connected
When the Blue LED is stable. It means the Bolt is connected to a WiFi network. This is the WiFi whose SSID and Password you entered.
Bolt Hotspot is the WiFi Transmitted by Bolt. When the Bolt is connected to a WiFi Network, it will stop giving Bolt hotspot. This is because now you can access and control Bolt by connecting to your WiFi router to which Bolt is connected.
If the Blue LED is stable and not Blinking then follow the steps given below:
- Check if the device you are using to search the IP (Laptop/Phone) is connected to the same WiFi Router/Network to which your Bolt is connected.
2.Try using an alternate IP scanning software like Fling. Sometimes IP scanner gives an issue.
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.overlook.android.fing&hl=en4
For iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/fing-network-scanner/id430921107?mt=8
- The Bolt IP Address may be shown against any of the following names:
Any of these names like Expresiff, ESP or Bolt may e followed by a number or letter.
So look for all three names on the scanner. Any one wil be present.