How to restart WLAN connection?
I'm trying to enable/disable Wi Fi module pressing a button, in order to reduce power consuption.
Here is a code snippet of the wlan initialization (the functions are declared inside a class, thus the self keyword is written):
def wlan_start(self, wlan_conf, network_conf): # First way I've tried self.wlan = WLAN(mode = WLAN.STA) # Second way I've tried self.wlan.init( mode = WLAN.STA ) # Third way I've tried self.wlan.init() self.wlan.mode( WLAN.STA ) ########## self.wlan.ifconfig(config = (network_conf['ip'], network_conf['netmask'], network_conf['gateway'], '188.8.131.52') ) self.wlan.antenna(WLAN.EXT_ANT) self.wlan.connect( wlan_conf['ssid'], auth=(WLAN.WPA2, wlan_conf['pass']), timeout = network_conf['timeout'] ) while not self.wlan.isconnected(): machine.idle() print("WLAN connected!") def wlan_deinit(self): self.wlan.deinit()
The first time I run my code, the LoPy4 connects to my network without a problem with the three ways I've mentioned. When I invoke wlan_deinit() the power consumption decreases, as expected. But when I call wlan_init(), the module stays forever inside the while loop, and I have to reset the device manually. I don't know if there is another way of doing it. The documentation doesn't explain anything else.
If I do the same thing with the device working as an Acess Point, I don't experience these problems.
self.wlan.init( mode = WLAN.AP, ssid = wlan_conf['ap_ssid'], auth = (WLAN.WPA2, wlan_conf['ap_pass']) ) self.wlan.ifconfig(id = 1, config = (network_conf['ip'], network_conf['netmask'], network_conf['gateway'], '184.108.40.206') ) self.wlan.antenna(WLAN.EXT_ANT)
Any suggestion? Maybe it is a firmware issue?
Thanks in advance!