I am attempting to set up an uno Wifi rev2 as an AP device. I am using the sketch simple AP server and it mostly works well. The issue is that the SSID and PASS variables in the line 'status = WiFi.beginAP(ssid, pass);' seem to have no effect. I have assigned values to both of those variables but the device shows up in the list of available wifi connections on my smartphone and laptop as SSID of 'ESP_5FB70D' and shows it is an 'OPEN' connection. When connected to that ssid without a password the sketch runs as it should.
I thought I would see a connection in the list of available wifi connections with the string I set the ssid variable to and require a password with the password string I set to connect.
What am I missing here?
I can't find any help for the WiFi.beginAP() function. I see help for the WIFI.begin() function..
What is the point of supplying those two parameters if they have no effect?
Does anyone know where I can find help for that function?
Thank you for your help.