Re: Need help communicating with the D-Link DAP1522
The new D-Link DAP-1522 unit functions both as a bridge and an access point.
When not at competitions, you can switch the DAP-1522 to AP mode (using the switch on the back of the unit). This will turn the unit into an access point, allowing you to connect directly to the robot using the driver station's wireless connection. You shouldn't need the Edimax unit at all.
At competitions, the DAP-1522 should be used in bridge mode. The "bridge" mode allows the DAP-1522 to connect to the field access point when competing in a match. The driver station is connected to this same access point via a router and Ethernet cable. Communications from the driver station pass through the router, access point, and DAP-1522 before reaching the cRio on the robot.
Hope this helps.
FRC Software Engineer