Last update: November 2013
Internet pass-thru mode allows you to connect to the Internet with your PC or smartphone while they are connected to the FlashAir card. This tutorial shows how to configure your FlashAir with Internet pass-thru mode.
By default, the FlashAir will run in AP (Access Point) mode. In AP mode, when a device (such as a PC or smartphone) connects to the FlashAir as a client it will be unable to access the Internet.
When configured in Internet pass-thru mode, the FlashAir will act both as a station (STA mode) and as an
access point. The
FlashAir will behave like a router, bridging the connection between devices connected to it and a
(or "Parent") network.
If the parent network is connected to the internet, your devices will have access to the FlashAir and the internet simultaniously.
It is also possible to access the Internet and the FlashAir simultationously with STA mode, however Internet pass-thru mode provides several AP mode features not supported in STA mode.
Internet pass-thru mode is available for FlashAir Class10 cards, and cards with firmware version 2.00.02 or higher.
Important: Class6 cards are not supported!
Before we can set the card to Internet pass-thru mode, we need to set the FlashAir's operation mode, set
and set a name to identify our card. There are two ways to configure your card:
1) Modifying the CONFIG file directly, or
2) Using config.cgi
See the CONFIG file section for more information.
The following six parameters need to be changed. They are explained in API Guide / CONFIG.
3to enable Internet pass-thru mode.
We can modify these parameters by editing
Note: This directory will be hidden by default on most Operating Systems.
If a parameter does not already exist in your config file, you can add it. The order of parameters doesn't matter.
When you're done, the file should look similar to the following:
APPMODE=6 APPNAME=myflashair APPSSID=FOOSSID APPNETWORKKEY=password0123 VERSION=F19BAW3AW2.00.02 CID=02544d535731364708d0ca497800d501 PRODUCT=FlashAir VENDOR=TOSHIBA UPLOAD=1 MASTERCODE=70dee243a2c2 LOCK=1 BRGSSID=LANSSID BRGNETWORKKEY=lanpassword0123
We can change all of these parameters except for APPNAME (The FlashAir's unique identifier) by using config.cgi over WiFi.
In order to change these parameters we will need to provide the MASTERCODE.
If you haven't set a MASTERCODE for your card, you can do so with config.cgi. For example:
Next, we can set the parameters with the following command:
Note: The FlashAir will reboot after receiving a configuration command in order to apply your changes.
Once correctly configured, you can access the FlashAir card from any WiFi device just as before in AP mode (by connecting to the FlashAir's SSID).
Any devices connected to the Parent Network will also be able to access the FlashAir card.
See Advanced Tutorials - Using Station Mode for more information.
With Internet pass-thru mode enabled, on boot the FlashAir will attempt to connect to the Parent Network (STA side) before enabling its own wireless LAN (AP side). If the connection to the Parent Network fails, the FlashAir will boot in AP mode - and it may take some time before the FlashAir's network is available.