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Platform(s): S60 3rd Edition
S60 3rd Edition (initial release)
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Created: User:Technical writer 2 (05 Oct 2006)
Last edited: hamishwillee (14 Jun 2012)

Overview

How can I create a WLAN access point and automatically connect to it?

Description

Below is a code snippet for creating a WLAN access point and automatically connecting to it with RConnection.
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    // Create a WLAN AP and fill in its mandatory fields.
    CApAccessPointItem *wlan = CApAccessPointItem::NewLC();
    wlan->SetNamesL(_L("myWLAN_IAP"));
    wlan->SetBearerTypeL(EApBearerTypeWLAN);
    wlan->WriteTextL(EApWlanNetworkName, _L("mySSID"));
    // Store it into CommDb
    CCommsDatabase *db = CCommsDatabase::NewL();
    CleanupStack::PushL(db);
    CApDataHandler *handler = CApDataHandler::NewLC(*db);
    TUint32 apId = handler->CreateFromDataL(*wlan);

    CApUtils *aputil = CApUtils::NewLC(*db);
    TUint32 wapuid = wlan->WapUid();
    TInt Iap = aputil->IapIdFromWapIdL(wapuid);

    // Remove the comments below to run the AP settings dialog,
    // in case the AP needs to have WEP setting etc. entered
    /*
    CApSettingsHandler *settings =
        CApSettingsHandler::NewLC(
            EFalse,
            EApSettingsSelListIsListPane,
            EApSettingsSelMenuNormal, 0, 0, 0);
       
    settings->RunSettingsL(apId, apId);
    */
    CleanupStack::PopAndDestroy(4); // (5) if CApSettingsHandler is used
    // Create an RConnection using a defined IAP
    RSocketServ server;
    RConnection connection;
    TInt error;
    error = server.Connect(KESockDefaultMessageSlots);
    error = connection.Open(server, KConnectionTypeDefault);
    TCommDbConnPref prefs;
    prefs.SetDialogPreference(ECommDbDialogPrefDoNotPrompt);
    prefs.SetDirection(ECommDbConnectionDirectionOutgoing);
    prefs.SetIapId(Iap);
    error = connection.Start(prefs);

    ...

    // Close connection / server
    // connection.Close();
    // server.Close();
//------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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