8 months ago.

Generating Wifi AP using mbed OS (specifically BL475E-IOT01A


I have an IoT application powered by MBED OS that I'm trying to provision from a mobile app. I'd like to create a wifi access point on from the embedded hardware that my mobile app can connect to.

So far I haven't been able to find any examples of this. Is it possible or do I need to use Bluetooth? Any references for doing this with MBED OS?

Best, Matt

2 Answers

7 months, 3 weeks ago.

Hi Matt,

Unfortunately Mbed OS does not support device to be a access point. On some Wifi modules there has been something about Wifi AP but it is not supported.

Bluetooth can be used for provisioning. Look at Bluetooth documentation in Mbed OS: https://os.mbed.com/docs/mbed-os/v5.14/apis/bluetooth.html

Regards, Pekka

7 months, 3 weeks ago.

You should not set up a wi-fi access point if you already have a router for your internet communication this will create a lot of unnecessary complications unless you really know what you are doing. Your application should link to your router as a server then any Wi-Fi enabled android device will be able to connect to your device. But that all depends on whether your Mbed application is client or server.