Cannot create Access Point (AP).

I’ve just recently purchased the MKRWIFI1010 for my senior design project in which I want to use the micro controller’s PWM in order to power a motor controller. the first thing i did was make sure that all the firmware was up to date.

I ran the AP_SimpleWebServer example and it was a success. I was able to access it through my laptop and manipulate the LED.

I moved on to look at some of the other examples which all worked out fine as well, however returning to the AP_SimpleWebServer example I now keep getting the message in the serial connection stating that “Creating access point failed” and I am no longer able to create one.

I’ve done hours of online research but couldn’t find anything can anyone help?

Hi Ayman,

I am getting the same "Creating access point failed"-message with my Uno+WiFi Rev.2. I tried downgrading the firmware from 1.2.4 to 1.2.1 which was reported as the latest version by the CheckFirmwareVersion-tool after I installed 1.2.4. Weird. And no luck.

Did you solve this problem?




I found the solution in another thread: no Wifi connection - Arduino WiFi Rev2 - Arduino Forum

It says there: "In 'AP_SimpleWebServer' Change: 'status = WiFi.beginAP(ssid, pass);' to 'status = WiFi.beginAP(ssid);'"

Why there is still wrong code in the demo-program and why we don't get a proper error message, I don't know yet. But for everyone with the same problem googling to this page: dump the password and it works.



Dear All,

Make sure your SSID and PASS should be of 8 digits.
#define SECRET_SSID “abcdabcd”
#define SECRET_PASS “12345678”

Thank you,