Open QGroundControl, go to
Setup menu and select
WiFi tab. You will see the window.
Box 1displays current WiFi status:
- Access point mode (Default state) - Edge works as hotspot and share WiFi signal with other clients.
- Client mode - Edge is connected to selected WiFi network.
You also can check status of WiFi in a
Box 2displays list of saved networks (stored on Edge). You can add/delete and connect to a network. If some network is set by default, you can switch between WiFi modes by clicking on switch button in Box 1.
Switch to client mode and back¶
Add button. You will see the dialog with WiFi preferences. Enter
SSID, security type and password, if need.
Ok and network will be saved to an Edge. Next, select
network from the networks list and set one by default (
Set by default button).
Well, switch to
Client mode by push on switch button in the
You will see Switching... message and Edge will be disconnected.
If Edge WiFi LED has a green color - everything is well, otherwise this means that you made a mistake in SSID or password of WiFi network. (More about WiFi LEDs)
Switch button colors are the same as colors on Edge WiFi indicator.
Green for Client mode and Blue for Access Point.
Connect your computer to WiFi network (to which an Edge is connected).
General Settings and choose
Comm Links. Disconnect from previously created comm link
(see Configuring QGroundControl for Edge). Add new IP of Edge by type
On Windows for getting IP address via
edge.local you should download and install Bonjour.
Save all and push on
Connect. Return back to
Setup menu. If everything is done well, QGC will connect to an
Edge via WiFi.
You can easily return to
Access Point mode by click on switch button and reconnect your computer to Edge hotspot.
To change the Tx Power, open
Hotspot settings, and enter preferred value.
To change hotspot SSID or/and password, click on
Open dialog button. If you don't want to change password/SSID, leave the field empty.