WiSnap WiFi connection to PC using COM-TCP Redirector

This page demonstrates how a COM-to-TCP connection can be made from a PC to the WiSnap RS232 adapter. The first step is to install the Null-modem emulator (com0com) application, which installs and works as a driver for a pair (or many pairs) of virtual COM ports. You can download the com0com installer HERE. You can create as many pairs of virtual COM port as you like, and use any pair to connect one application to another. The COM port pairs will be given names starting at CNCA0 and CNCB0. These

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Configure software Access Point (AP) mode on WiSnap adapters

To configure the WiSnap adapter for software access point mode follow the below steps: 1. Connect the WiSnap adapter to your PC using a USB-RS232 cable. 2. Configure your terminal application (PuTTY, TeraTerm, etc.) with the settings: 9600 baud 8 data bits 1 stop bit no parity no flow control 3. Start the terminal application. 4. Type the following commands followed by a carriage return (enter key): $$$ – should see a CMD response and the green LED will begin blinking quickly set wlanssid – sets the SSID of the WiSnap when

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How to use Android Wi-Fi AP to tether the WiSnap to a cellular network

This app note demonstrates how to connect the WiSnap RS-232 dongle via Wi-Fi to an Android AP (access point) that is connected to the internet via a 3G/4G cellular network. To clarify, we are going to set up the Android device (with access to a cellular network) as a Wi-Fi access point, then configure the WiSnap (via RS-232 connection and terminal application) to connect to the Android’s Wi-Fi access point. This way, the WiSnap will be able to connect to the Internet through the Android’s cellular network. Set up the

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How to setup the WiSnap RS-232 adapter

Select A Terminal Application Before we begin, it’s important that you make sure that you have a compatible terminal emulator installed on your computer. Here, at Serialio, we often use our product, JavaTerm. There are also a myriad of different terminal emulators (for Mac and Windows) that will do just fine. If you don’t know where to start,  we recommend YAT (Yet Another Terminal) for Windows and zTerm for Mac. Configure The Terminal  As many of you likely know, serial devices and the respective application/hardware used to communicate with them

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