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  • Wireless Program Updates on Moto G4

    We switched from ZTE phones to Moto G4 this year and are having trouble getting the wireless ADB to work.

    We use the hosted network as explained by Philbot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XZ6EH7BV2M

    This worked fine on the ZTE, but now it seems that the RC cannot be connected to both the network & Wi-Fi Direct at the same time.

    If RC is already connected to DS, then when trying to connect to the hosted network we get the warning message "Wi-Fi Direct connection is active. Do you want to disconnect and connect to access point?" If we decline it won't connect, if we accept we lose connection to the DS.

    If we connect to the wireless hosted network first, then after the build when it tries to launch the activity we get the warning message "Wi-Fi connection is active. Do you want to disconnect and connect to Direct device?" Again, whether we decline or accept we lose something.

    Do we need to change some step in the procedure? Not sure if this is a Moto G4 issue, an issue due to the new version or Android, or something else.

    Thanks!

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    With Android devices that don't allow both a network and WiFi Direct connection at the same time, you'll need to use the alternate method of having the computer linked to the WiFi Direct network created by the phone instead. Try this video for instructions.

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    • #3
      That seems to be working - thanks for the quick reply!

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      • #4
        FLARE - the Wi-Fi Direct specification allows, but does not require, a Wi-Fi direct device to be connected to a Wi-Fi direct group at the same time as it is connected to an Wi-Fi network. Unfortunately, the Motorola phones do not support this feature (but the ZTE Speed phones do).

        The excellent YouTube video from Height Differential shows you how to connect your laptop directly to the phone's Wi-Fi network. When you do connect directly, your laptop will not have access to the internet, unless you have a secondary network adapter (like a USB Wi-Fi adapter or an ethernet connection).

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        • #5
          Since connecting a laptop to the Wi-Fi direct this way does not create its own network, is this allowable at tournaments?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FLARE View Post
            Since connecting a laptop to the Wi-Fi direct this way does not create its own network, is this allowable at tournaments?
            Hi Flare,

            Yes this is permitted. The robot rules allow for the Wi-Fi network that connects the Robot Controller with the Driver Station. When you connect your laptop to this Wi-Fi Direct group (which is just a Wi-Fi network) you are simply connecting to this network that is already used to connect the Robot Controller and Driver Station.

            Tom

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