How to autoconnect to Wifi using MicroPython on your ESP32 board

In this post we will investigate how to connect to a wireless network on boot

First, install ampy – a tool to modify the MicroPython filesystem over a serial connection.

sudo pip3 install adafruit-ampy

Now download and save it in your current working directory and insert your wifi credentials:

import network
station = network.WLAN(network.STA_IF)
station.connect("YourWifiName", "EnterYourWifiPasswordHere")

Upload the file to the board:

ampy -p /dev/ttyUSB* put

In case ampy shows no output within 5 seconds, try resetting the board, waiting for 5-10 seconds and retrying the upload using ampy

Note: You can list the files on the board’s filesystem using

ampy -p /dev/ttyUSB0 ls

You can verify the content of using

ampy -p /dev/ttyUSB0 get