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wifi-shield in softap mode

Created Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:35:16 +0000 by thepascalix


Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:35:16 +0000

Hi at everyone. I have e wifi shiled with MRF24WG and my idea is to use this module for create a wireless softap when other device can connect. With the basic API provided by digilent, it is possibile only to connect to a pre-existent wireless. I investigate on digilent api and on microcip mal, but i don't understand very well how is it possible to instantiate a wireless. Anyone can respond me on my problem?

Excuse for my bad english...


Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:03:54 +0000

Not really designed to be an AP. That goes beyond the MLA and the implementation of the library. Although it is an interesting application and the hardware is clearly there to do it. While interesting, and potentially educational, I just don't think it makes economic sense. If you are interested in writing your own AP, I would suggest buying a cheap router and then installing DD-WRT on it. Not sure, but you may be able to get DD-WRT source somewhere.

check out ; looks like the early versions are open source. Good luck.


Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:13:40 +0000

Hi, thanks for response and your suggestion, but for my application i need that the wifi-shild work as Soft-AP. Actually i try to understand the example provided with MLA, for the G_Borad when it start in softAP configuration, but i dont' find he method or the function that permit to create a wireless...


Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:42:34 +0000

Hi, int his two week i was try, as far as possible, to make a soft-ap network from the mrf24wg without having any result.

I follow the example in MAL library, the EZconfig example and Gdemo example and i allineate all source code and i dont' have any problem in compilation. The only problems is if i decomment the ez_config_store's define: in this case, i have a problem in compilation due of the missing of definition in several constant in hardware specific file. This constant referer to a eeprom or flash store for saving or restore the default configuration. So, this part is necessary for soft-ap mode?If is it true, the eeprom/flash memory referred is the memory on chipkit max32 or is a mamory in the wifi module? Someone know the pin configuration or sameone can advice me on the just way for make this?