I have selected the ATWINC1500 Wi-Fi module specifically because it has the option of control via AT commands and I need to use Wi-fi direct. I am using the WINC1500-XSTK Xplained Pro development kit. I have 2 questions.
I followed the instructions on the document "ATWINC1500 AT Command Reference Guide" and programmed in the Wi-Fi Firmware (download_all_sb_samd21_xplained_pro.bat) and the AT Command Firmware (download_at_cmd_rev_b_samd21_xplained_pro.bat). Then having found a newer version of the Wi-Fi Firmware I tried programming that into the module. However, the AT Command firmware does not appear to work with the more recent version. I can't find the version number of the AT command firmware stated anywhere but the name of the directory is REL_ATWINC1500_AT_COMMAND_V0_9_1_20160311, so it seems to be version 0.9.1.
To be clear, with AT commands it appears that:
Wi-Fi Firmware version 19.4.4 = WORKS
Wi-Fi Firmware version 19.5.2 = DOES NOT WORK
Is there a more recent version of the AT Command Firmware? If not, does this mean Atmel are not going to maintain the AT Command Firmware? If this is the case I don't think it would be wise to use it in a new product.
When I try to connect using Wi-Fi direct I get the following output in my terminal program:
The IP address displayed is the local IP address (that of the WINC1500). How do I get the remote IP address (that of the Group Owner) ?
Best Regards and thanks for any help.