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I don't understand where the access point's IP comes from. Sketch uses WiFi.beginAP( ssid ) ..to start the AP. Then, printWifiStatus() gets the access point's IP with:

IPAddress ip = WiFi.localIP();

How does .beginAP() create the IP? What does it use for a mask?

I'm creating network service on a MKR1000, and want to use .beginAP() to make it an access point, so I don't need a "middle man" (router). Going to have mobile device (iPhone) connect directly to Arduino MKR1000.

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If you look into that github source code, you can see startAP function and mainly rows with strM2MAPConfig.au8DHCPServerIP:

uint8_t WiFiClass::startAP(const char *ssid, uint8_t u8SecType, const void *pvAuthInfo, uint8_t channel)
{
    tstrM2MAPConfig strM2MAPConfig;

    if (!_init) {
        init();
    }

    if (channel == 0) {
        channel = 1; // channel 1 is the minium channel
    }

    // Enter Access Point mode:
    memset(&strM2MAPConfig, 0x00, sizeof(tstrM2MAPConfig));
    strcpy((char *)&strM2MAPConfig.au8SSID, ssid);
    strM2MAPConfig.u8ListenChannel = channel - 1;
    strM2MAPConfig.u8SecType = u8SecType;
    strM2MAPConfig.au8DHCPServerIP[0] = 0xC0; /* 192 */
    strM2MAPConfig.au8DHCPServerIP[1] = 0xA8; /* 168 */
    strM2MAPConfig.au8DHCPServerIP[2] = 0x01; /* 1 */
    strM2MAPConfig.au8DHCPServerIP[3] = 0x01; /* 1 */

    if (u8SecType == M2M_WIFI_SEC_WEP) {
        tstrM2mWifiWepParams* wep_params = (tstrM2mWifiWepParams*)pvAuthInfo;

        strM2MAPConfig.u8KeyIndx = wep_params->u8KeyIndx;
        strM2MAPConfig.u8KeySz = wep_params->u8KeySz;
        strcpy((char*)strM2MAPConfig.au8WepKey, (char *)wep_params->au8WepKey);
    }

    if (m2m_wifi_enable_ap(&strM2MAPConfig) < 0) {
        _status = WL_CONNECT_FAILED;
        return _status;
    }
    _status = WL_AP_LISTENING;
    _mode = WL_AP_MODE;

    memset(_ssid, 0, M2M_MAX_SSID_LEN);
    memcpy(_ssid, ssid, strlen(ssid));
    m2m_memcpy((uint8 *)&_localip, (uint8 *)&strM2MAPConfig.au8DHCPServerIP[0], 4);
    _submask = 0x00FFFFFF;
    _gateway = _localip;

    // WiFi led ON (rev A then rev B).
    m2m_periph_gpio_set_val(M2M_PERIPH_GPIO15, 0);
    m2m_periph_gpio_set_val(M2M_PERIPH_GPIO4, 0);

    return _status;
}
  • Ah, hah! 192.168.1.1 Look at the code: I feel sheepish. I'm still getting used to EVERYTHING being available with open source, I guess. Thanks! – Doug Null Sep 6 '16 at 20:48

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