5 years, 2 months ago.

Access point mode!

Does this library support setting the RN 131 as an access point ? If no, is there any library available that does ?

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5 years, 2 months ago.

Hi Kevin,

For all the work I've done with this module I haven't use the access point mode. And, I've used the RN 171, but I think the RN 131 is compatible, depending on the firmware version installed.

In reviewing section 3.1 of the 2013 user manual -

  • firmware version 2.48 and higher is required.
  • AP mode is accessible via HW or SW.

For the hw solution, you just pull GPIO9 high to 3.3v at power up.

For the sw solution, the manual shows a series of steps to perform - access to these commands should be easy with the library. In reality, the only real piece of the library you will be using is the serial interface in the Wifly component, not the advanced features of the WiflyInterface. While not required, i might be just as easy to pull in the WiflyInterface, unless you just open a serial port to the device.

I think the main function you'll call would be sendCommand(), once for each in the series described in 3.1.1.2 in the manual.

You can experiment with the commands to invoke the Access Point using the Wifly_configure program on the cookbook page.

Accepted Answer

Hi David, Thank you for your suggestion and you are correct in what you have said. I got this done using the serial pipe library for the ublox C027 and sending in the relevant setup commands from the user manual via uart :)

posted by Kevin Le Dinh 17 Nov 2014