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how do I use the WF32 as a standalone access point (AP)?

Created Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:45:32 +0000 by willliam


Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:45:32 +0000

I want my WF32 to respond to any wi-fi client (e.g. smartphone) in range, independently of any other wi-fi servers or routers.

Has anyone had success with this? How would I set AP mode?


Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:38:24 +0000

As far as I am aware the libraries don't (yet) support AP mode. Running in AP mode is considerably more complex than in client mode, as you not only have to service the network traffic as you would normally, but also the AP traffic, SSID broadcasting, etc, and on top of that you would most likely want to run as a DHCP server, and possibly even a DNS server.

It's all possible, but the software just doesn't do half of that yet.

Until that side of things has been implemented, and though it pains me to say it, maybe you should consider something else to do the AP side of things for you, like maybe a Raspberry Pi with a USB WiFi dongle.