Creating Own Network

Rather than associate with another network, the Wi-Fi interface can start (create) its own network. This is done using wln.networkstart. Note that wln.networkstart is a task and there is a certain correct way of handling tasks. To start a network, you only need to supply the name (SSID) of the future network, and a channel on which you will want your network to operate.

Wln.networkstart will be rejected (return 1- REJECTED) if:

  • Another task is currently in progress.
  • The Wi-Fi add-on module is not booted using wln.boot (wln.enabled= 0- NO).
  • The Wi-Fi interface is already in the non-idle state (wln.associationstate<>0- PL_WLN_NOT_ASSOCIATED). That is, you can't start a network when you are already associated or running a network.

To start a network, you only need to make up your mind regarding its name and operating channel:

** Tibbo Basic **

'take control and run your own network
While wln.task<>PL_WLN_TASK_IDLE

Wi-Fi security (WPA or WEP) must be set prior to starting the network.

There is a significant difference between the GA1000 and WA2000 in the kind of a network they can start:

  • GA1000 creates an ad-hoc network.
  • WA2000 creates an infrastructure network. That is, it appears as an access point to other devices.