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Minimal 'field' WiFi network

Created Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:51:09 +0000 by JDeLuca


Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:51:09 +0000

I am trying to create a peer-to-peer network between a laptop WiFi and the chipKIT Wifi shield (or WF32). I will be working outside, so additional network (router) should be avoided if possible.

I heard here that AdHoc is not working for UDP. It there a network topology that allows P2P without more infrastructure?

Max32 or Uno32 with Wifi Shield Alternatively WF32 to Windows PC with Wifi

Many thanks for guidance, -john


Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:21:01 +0000

Shame about the windows PC component really. On Linux it's easy enough to turn the laptop into a wireless access point, but I have no clue how you'd do that on Windows - maybe there's some software you can download for it? If you can, that would simplify the networking somewhat as you'd basically be running in infrastructure mode, but with the laptop as the access point.


Sat, 15 Mar 2014 14:05:02 +0000

If you are looking for a simple WIFIthe TLG10UA03 is a serial to WIFI that is very flexible. But it would take some time for reading of the datasheet to understand the setup and AT commands.

I'm currently playing with them and have found them to be very flexible. If you are interested you can find more information here: [url][/url]

Though, I did not buy mine from the link it was through AliExpress because the prices were better.


Sun, 16 Mar 2014 00:55:57 +0000

Thanks majenko and dangeljs. Not the easy answer I hoped for. Probably why I had to ask. I will look into your suggestions. I will certainly share what I find. -john