I finally found some time to try the WiFi shield. I’m using the new IDE, and I upgraded the firmware with what shipped with it.
I have the shield connected, and I tried the “mjpeg_streamer” example, changing the SSID and KEY variables to match my local network.
The terminal displayed this:
MicroPython v1.8-4343-g33f9bbe on 2016-08-31; OPENMV2 with STM32F427 Type "help()" for more information. >>> Trying to connect... (may take a while)... [-64, 2, 'swamp', 'f8:f0:05:f6:83:a5', '192.168.0.32'] Waiting for connections.. Connected to 22.214.171.124:0
The last line appeared when I entered “http://192.168.0.32:8080/” in the address bar of my chromium web browser, and hit enter. I got an error in the browser:
This site can’t be reached http://192.168.0.32:8080/ is unreachable. ERR_ADDRESS_UNREACHABLE
Curiously, the IP address of my desktop is “192.168.0.12”, and not “126.96.36.199”.