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WF32 connect to hotspot - how to?

Created Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:47:09 +0000 by samdesd


Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:47:09 +0000


So far... I've seen 2 parameters the SSID and the password for WF32 connecting to the access point. How do I connect the WF32 to the hotspot service that has 3 parameters:

  1. hotspot name - I think this is equivalent to SSID
  2. username - some 8 digits number
  3. password - another 8 digits number

Any one with answer or sample code for WF32?




Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:03:33 +0000


I'm pretty sure that those 'hotspot' login pages are just HTML. In other words, they don't have anything to do with WiFi. When your laptop connects to a hotspot, there is normally no password at the WPA/WPA2 (i.e.WiFi) level. But the hotspot restricts you to only being able to see one HTML page (it's login page) on your web browser. It won't let you go any further until you've put in the proper values.

To do this on a chipKIT board, you'd need to have an HTTP client on the chipKIT board that knows how to look for those particular fields, and then fill them in with the proper values, and then 'click' OK (or whatever). I'm not sure such a beast exists at this point.



Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:08:21 +0000

Thanks Brian for the explanation. I guess we all need to look for the beast you've mentioned !