I need to control some hardware, in a area with no Wireless access points.
I want the user:
- To connect their phone/laptop/tablet to the Photon (AP mode)
- Serve up a simple web page from the Photon (Running on 192.168.0.1. ?)
- Buttons etc on the webpage will issue page requests (say: http://192.168.0.1/control?turnMotor=90)
- Issuing a command will tell the Photon to abort the AP mode and connect to a WiFi (i.e. http://192…/connectWifi?SID=&password=
I think a nice wrapper for the SoftAP functionality is in the feature queue, but I’m not sure when that’ll be released. In the meantime you could use another low-cost device to host the access point, and then host a tiny web server on the photon there?
As a backup I was looking at the mini AP (http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_TL-WR702N.html)
Anyone else know of any cheaper (good value for money) devices out there that will do the trick ?
btw I like the option in the new firmware:
If you can get an AP for under $20 I think you’re doing pretty well. I think the Photon will be able to support hosting tiny access-points at some point, so that becomes the cheapest option eventually.