Standalone mode

Homie for ESP8266 has a special mode named standalone. It was a requested feature to implement a way not to boot into configuration mode on initial boot, so that a device can work without being configured first. It was already possible in configuration mode, but the device would spawn an AP which would make it insecure.

To enable this mode, call Homie.setStandalone():

void setup() {
  Homie.setStandalone(); // before Homie.setup()
  // ...

To actually configure the device, you have to reset it, the same way you would to go from normal mode to configuration mode.