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Can'T Configure Rovi As A Wifi Ap

We are trying to reconfigure the Rovi to be a Wifi AP. We can connect to the Rovi via my router, we can access the Rovi's configure pages, both from my PC and my tablette, we can apparently save the "EZ-B Wi-Fi Access Point Mode Configuration", we then reboot the Rovi, either using its power switch or the reboot option from its Diagnostic section, but it always just reconnects to our wifi router as a client, and we can never see the rovi appear as an access point.

Is that a known problem? Are we doing it wrong?



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Here's the step-by-step tutorial:

When in client mode, the EZ-B does not have an access-point. The access-point is only available in access-point mode.

The quickest way to get access-point mode is to press the reset button on the EZ-B with a toothpick. Otherwise, use the web configuration tool.


Alright, thanks, fair enough, I can reset the network configuration to its initial settings, and connect to the robot in AP this way. From there, I was able to change the AP settings as I wanted. Of course, it's quite counter intuitive to have to reset the connection mode when you have a configuration page that gives the impression that you can change every setting when it effectively can't.

I was able to change all the settings the way I wanted, but only, with a reboot after changing the SSID and before setting the connection mode & password. When I changed both the SSID and the connection mode & password at the same time, the connection never worked and I had to reset the network configuration again and restart from the beginning (I tried 3 times successively).


Again, the instructions are to either

  1. Use the configuration page to change the mode

  2. Press the reset button which restores to default settings

If you require further assistance on using the config page, i can create a video. Let me know!


DJ, maybe I wasn't clear enough:

1/ if you're already in client mode, the configuration page just doesn't work, I've both from the Android app and a PC web browser. Using the AP tab, saving a new SSID & mode, rebooting the robot won't work: the robot just reboots in client mode and the settings changes are ignored.

2/ resetting the network setting does bring back the robot in AP mode, but changing AP settings requires saving & rebooting the robot twice, once after changing the SSID, once after changing the mode & password. If you change both settings at once, the config gets busted and I can't connect to the robot.

If you don't care about bug reports like this one, just say it.




1/ if you're already in client mode, the configuration page just doesn't work
You mean the web server? The web server does work in client mode... just point your browser to the IP address of your ezb instead of the default


@Richard, that is not what he is saying. He is trying to change back to AP mode and specify an SSIP for AP mode. He can do one at a time, but not both without it failing and requiring a reset.



@gebonline, i always care about bug reports:). however, i am unable to reproduce that scenario that you're experiencing. When connected in client mode, i visit the AP mode page and press the save button - which prompts for a reboot of the ez-b. I reboot the ez-b and it is now AP mode.

As you are using a EZ-B v4.x/1 that has Comm 1 communication board, follow these instructions.

  1. connect the ez-b in client mode to the network

  2. locate the ez-b on the network to obtain the ip address in ARC

  3. visit the ez-b's ip address in your web browser (i.e.

  4. click the AP Mode button, which will display the name of the network (SSID), Channel, Security Mode, Security Key, 802n mode option. Beware, that if the security key is not longer than 8 characters, the AP mode will not be activated. Either leave the security key blank (empty, no characters or spaces) or type a phrase that is longer than 8 characters

  5. Press the SAVE button and you will be prompted with a message to reboot the ez-b

  6. reboot the ez-b means turn the power off for a few seconds, and back on again

When the ez-b reboots, the AP mode will be activated.

I may assume in your case, the security key was not 8 characters and/or SSID was not valid. Use the example tutorial videos provided in my earlier post for further assistance.