There are two WiFi interfaces, one for the station (when the ESP8266 connects to a router) and one for the access point (for other devices to connect to the ESP8266).
Here is an example to connect ESP8266 to your wifi router.
>>> import network >>> sta_if = network.WLAN(network.STA_IF) >>> sta_if.active() # check if station mode is activated or not. False >>> sta_if.active(True) # activate the station mode. >>> sta_if.connect('<your ESSID>', '<your password>') # connect to ssid using password. >>> sta_if.isconnected() # check if you are connected to the ssid. >>> sta_if.ifconfig() # check the ip address of the ESP8266 module. ('192.168.0.2', '255.255.255.0', '192.168.0.1', '126.96.36.199')
You can create a function and use it in the code instead of writing all of these lines again and again.
def do_connect(): import network sta_if = network.WLAN(network.STA_IF) if not sta_if.isconnected(): print('connecting to network...') sta_if.active(True) sta_if.connect('<essid>', '<password>') while not sta_if.isconnected(): pass print('network config:', sta_if.ifconfig())
Here is an example of http get request.
def http_get(url): _, _, host, path = url.split('/', 3) #get the domain name and rest of the url addr = socket.getaddrinfo(host, 80)[-1] #get address for the domain. s = socket.socket() # create a socket. s.connect(addr) # connect to the remote machine using that socket # make an http request. s.send(bytes('GET /%s HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: %s\r\n\r\n' % (path, host), 'utf8')) while True: data = s.recv(100)# read the response, 100 bytes at a time. if data: print(str(data, 'utf8'), end='') else: break s.close()# close the socket.
Disclamer: All of the above codes are directly taken from the official documentation of Esp8266 and micropython. To get the complete details about the topics, please refer following links