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WiFi properties

WiFi hardware

Select the hardware that you are using for Wi-Fi connectivity.

Settings

Default: WiFi shield

  • WiFi shield – Select this hardware when the WiFi shield is connected to the Arduino® board.

  • ESP8266 – Select this hardware when the ESP8266 chip is connected to the Arduino board. When you set the WiFi hardware as ESP8266, the Hardware Serial Port parameter appears.

Use static IP address and disable DHCP

Select this check box to disable the DHCP. The static IP address provided is used for setting up the WiFi connection.

IP address

Enter the IP address of the Arduino WiFi hardware.

Service set identifier (SSID)

Enter the SSID of your network. An SSID is a unique ID consisting of 32 characters and is used for naming wireless networks. An SSID ensures that the data you send over the network reaches the correct destination.

WiFi encryption

The WiFi encryption of the network you connect to.

Settings

Default: None

None

Network is not WiFi encrypted.

WPA

Network uses WPA WiFi encryption.

WEP

Network uses WEP WiFi encryption.

WEP key

Enter the WEP key of the network.

This parameter appears only when you select WEP for the WiFi encryption parameter.

WEP key index

Enter the WEP key index of the WEP key.

This parameter appears only when you select WEP for the WiFi encryption parameter.

WPA password

Enter the WPA password of the network.

This parameter appears only when you select WPA for the WiFi encryption parameter.

Note

Passwords that contain % are not supported.

Hardware Serial Port

Select the port using which the Arduino board communicates with the ESP8266. The hardware serial port is the port on the Arduino board that is connected to ESP8266. For more information on serial ports available on different Arduino boards, see Pin Mapping for Arduino Timer Independent Blocks.

Note

When selecting a hardware serial port, ensure that you select a different port number from the number specified in the Port number parameter of Serial Receive and Serial Transmit blocks.