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The SimpleLink CC3200 device can act as an AP (Access Point). Any Wi-Fi enabled client in range can connect to the device and then communicate per standard networking protocols.

Application details

This application aims to exhibit the CC3200 device as an AP (Access Point). Developers can refer to these functions or re-use them while writing new applications.

The CC3200 device starts up as an AP, and then waits for a station to connect to it. If the connection is successful, it will ping that station. The expected return value is 0 on success. A different return code would mean that the ping to the station is unsuccessful.

Note: If the device is not able to ping the connected station, try disabling its antivirus.

Source Files briefly explained


  1. Setup a serial communication application. Open a serial terminal on a PC with the following settings:
    • Port: Enumerated COM port
    • Baud rate: 115200
    • Data: 8 bit
    • Parity: None
    • Stop: 1 bit
    • Flow control: None
  2. Run the reference application.
    • Open the project in CCS/IAR. Build the application and debug to load to the device, or flash the binary using UniFlash.
  3. Application will switch to AP mode if it’s not in AP mode. Connect a client (smartphone/PC) to the CC3220 Access Point. The CC3200 will ping the client and print the result to the terminal.

Limitations/Known Issues