AV1 WiFi Guide
- Which wireless standards does AV1 support?
- Which network security mechanisms does AV1 support?
- What if the network uses NAT/firewall?
- What do we do if our network is not supported?
- What is the minimum required access to the internet?
- What if our network uses MAC address filtering?
- Our network uses a captive portal, what should I do?
Which wireless standards does AV1 support?
- Model AV2 supports most wireless routers that are in use today. It specifically supports 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n (2.4GHz + 5GHz, 2x2 MU-MIMO)
- Model AV1(b) supports most wireless routers that are in use today. It specifically supports 802.11 b / g / n (2.4 GHz). AV1 does not support networks that only operate at 5GHz, or solely on the 802.11ac standard.
Which network security mechanisms does AV1 support?
- AV1 supports open networks, and networks protected by WEP / WPA / WPA2 Personal / Enterprise. Specifically it supports WPA Enterprise 802.1x (PEAP). Networks that require http-proxy or firewalls that block all ports out of the network are not supported.
What if the network uses NAT/firewall?
- NAT should not affect the operation of AV1 at all. The way AV1 works is that all communication, except control signalling, goes directly peer-to-peer between the robot and the user application. If both parties are behind NAT / firewalls the software will attempt to traverse the firewall using technologies such as STUN/upnp. If that fails the encrypted media is relayed through one of our (TURN) servers.
What do we do if our network is not supported?
- Usually the simplest solution is to acquire a wireless router for use with AV1 (eg. in the classroom). Often a stock wireless router can be plugged into the wall in the classroom and be configured securely with WPA2 Personal and a password that is only used by the AV1 user.
What is the minimum required access to the internet?
The minimum required access to the internet is:
And if possible:
Any high port number out to the internet using UDP, as that will often allow the use of peer-to-peer communication, which gives better performance, and less delay.
What if our network uses MAC address filtering?
Each AV1 will have their own unique MAC address which we can supply to you.
You can then whitelist this address to allow the AV1 onto the WiFi-network.
Our network uses a captive portal, what should I do?
School networks and other public networks are often protected by e.g. captive portals. Please contact your responsible IT department, and they can approve AV1 for the network. All they have to do is to whitelist AV1’s MAC address.