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Sending serial data over Wi-Fi tutoiral

PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2020 12:03 am
by SIN
Hey everyone!

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to setup and configure ESP-LINK on an ESP8266 ESP-01 to act as a transparent serial to Wi-Fi bridge. ESP-LINK is used to send and receive serial data/commands from an Arduino UNO (or potentially any serial device) over a WLAN.

Additionally, ESP-LINK enables us to program our micro-controller platform over the air! I give an overview of how to flash the firmware to your ESP8266 device as well as a brief tour on all the features ESP-LINK offers.

How to setup and configure virtual COM ports on a PC using opensource and freeware software such as com0com, com2tcp and HW Virtual Serial Port.

And lastly how to integrate and test all these systems together so you are able to see data fly over the air!

This is the precursor to my upcoming project of running LINX over Wi-Fi and sending and receiving serial data through LabVIEW via a virtual COM port that sends the serial data over Wi-Fi.
Stay tuned in if you don't want to miss out!