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Broadcast Serial Port Data with Digi Connect Wi-SP

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I am trying to set up my Connect Wi-SP to broadcast data from the Serial port via Wifi (specifically to and iPad). The trouble I'm having is configuring the Digi to broadcast an SSID so the iPad can communicate with it. Any ideas?

asked Jun 14, 2012 in Plug N' Play by bcabe New to the Community (0 points)
recategorized Dec 4, 2013 by tuxembb

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Hmm, you seem to be confusing ideas here.

There is no such thing as broadcasting data such that ALL WiFi devices can see. WiFi devices need to cluster togather into groups, and they ONLY see what the group shares.

If you have your iPad connect to the Wi-SP in ad-hoc mode, then your ipad loses its "infrastructure" connection to your main WiFi and the Internet. Maybe that's what you want.

Searching google for "ipad wifi adhoc" will get you instruction on how to convert the ipad to use adhoc wifi.

Search for "digi wisp adhoc" will find you instructions to setup the WiSP. The Digi hardware manual for SP and WiSp should also have the instructions.
answered Jun 15, 2012 by lynnl Veteran of the Digi Community (1,047 points)