I am confused about how to use the RN171. I have coded the example show for the part which used it to run in the access-point or HotSpot mode, and executed it on my Raptor device. I can connect to the WiFi from my Andriod phone, and see the LEDs go green indicating connection. On my phone, I can see the MAC address and IP address. However, on the NETMF device executing the command.
My question is what can I do with a hotspot? I would like to establish a low data rate bidirectional channel between the Raptor and one of the following: a PC connected to a separate router, a laptop, and an android or iOS device.
Specific questions are:
- Can I use the HotSpot configuration to connect to a PC via a modem attached to the internet, or do I need a separate model just for this connection
- How can I demonstrate the connection, for instance, in Chrome or another application? Ultimately I will need to write a specific app for the PC, but I first need to better understand what can be done.
I know these are quite basic questions, but I am new to WiFi networking at this level, and have spent some time on the net to try to find a good introduction, and HotSpots seems to mostly for connecting to the Internet.