Heads up! If you go back and forth between Access Point and Network WiFi, be aware that there is a delay before the web interface catches up with the changes. The delay can be up to 30 seconds, which may feel like a long time! But eventually it will catch up.
Every boot-up will be in Access Point mode, this allows you to take the robot with you, to school or a friend’s place, and always be able to talk to it. For those of you who prefer to have your robot connected to your home or school wifi, It also means that on every boot-up you will have to connect to the robot access point and reconnect it to your home wifi.
If you *know for sure* that the robot will always stay in the same WiFi environment, you can disable the Access Point feature permanently. If you choose to disable it, you will not be able to access the GoPiGo unless you do it through the saved network. If this saved network is not accessible – if you moved the GoPiGo to another location for example – then you will no longer be able to connect with the robot.
You can use the terminal in the Python interface to disable the access point. Note that the jupyter user now has sudo access, and its password is still jupyter.
sudo systemctl disable start_as_access_point.service
Should you ever need to take the robot elsewhere, you will have to remember to run the following before you leave!
sudo systemctl enable start_as_access_point.service
If you forget, your only possible connection to the robot will be via an ethernet connection. That’s not always easy to figure out and our customer support team won’t be able to help out, as each system is different.