Today, there are FRC training workshops and two FTC fields at VCU in Richmond, VA.
I was tasked with troubleshooting issues with Samantha. Apparently, multiple teams decided to bring routers configured to broadcast FTC_FIELD. Needless to say, this posed a problem for everyone trying to connect via a router (ad-hoc connections worked fine).
At first, I tried to configure our router with another SSID to avoid issues with FTC_FIELD. But as it turns out, if the Samantha finds an FTC_FIELD network, it’ll use that network regardless of its config file.
Eventually, I realized that we could set up a network called “ftc_pit” that would not conflict with FTC_FIELD, and would enable everyone to connect. This is how we’re set up now, and multiple teams on two floor are connecting beautifully.
Just thought I’d post this in case anyone else is seeing similar issues. Hope to see everyone at States!