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    Hi Memoric..

    I'm doing the same thing, and have got the ESP to connect directly to the UDP stream, and recieve packets of size 1367.. So far...

    I've coded the ESP8266 directly (as per Arduino) by installing the ESP8266 Arduino core off Github..

    Sorry if this is sucking eggs, but gotta make sure..

    Type this into Preferences/additional boards manager url's

    Then, goto Tools/Boards/Boards manager, and install the ESP8266 generic drivers.. This allows the Arduino IDE to recognise the ESP as a board in its own right..

    I've found a few wiring examples, but have found this to work..

    CH_PD, RST and GPIO2 each pulled to VCC (3v3, NOT 5v) via a 3k3 resistor.

    GPOI 0 plugged directly to GND, THEN power up, for 'Flash' mode.. Programs exactly the same as an UNO, Teensy, etc..
    Remove GPIO 0 from GND after burning.. Mine just floats.. (i.e. connected to nothing)..

    I'm reading the OP thru the serial Monitor at the moment, but plan to send the serial to a Teensy for processing..

    I've now got lost trying to decypher the stream, as most peeps are using 'struct' directly thr C, not 'Arduino C'...

    The code is a hash of 'ESP8266 Wifi scan' and the standard WiFi Libs 'WiFiUDPsendreceivestring'

    //= Libraries
    // ESP8266 Wifi
    #include <ESP8266WiFi.h>

    // Standard Wifi UDP Lib
    #include <WiFiUdp.h>

    // Data struct for Pcars
    //#include "data_struct.h"
    // Data struct for Pcars
    //#include "data_struct2.h"

    //= Setup Definitions
    unsigned int localPort = 5606; // Pcars UDP Port on all platforms

    //= Storage section
    int status = WL_IDLE_STATUS;
    char ssid[] = "S5 Hotspot"; // your network SSID (name)
    char pass[] = "xxxxxxxxxx"; // your network password (use for WPA, or use as key for WEP)

    //char packetBuffer[255]; //buffer to hold incoming packet
    char packetBuffer[1367]; //buffer to hold incoming packet

    //char ReplyBuffer[] = "acknowledged"; // a string to send back - NOT USED

    //= Setup objects
    WiFiUDP Udp; // Create Udp object

    //= Setup
    void setup() {
    //Initialize serial and wait for port to open:
    while (!Serial) {
    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for Leonardo only

    // attempt to connect to Wifi network:
    while ( status != WL_CONNECTED) {
    Serial.print("Attempting to connect to SSID: ");
    // Connect to WPA/WPA2 network. Change this line if using open or WEP network:
    status = WiFi.begin(ssid, pass);

    // wait 10 seconds for connection:
    Serial.println("Connected to wifi");
    printWifiStatus(); // Just prints connection details

    Serial.println("Starting UDP");


    //= Main Loop
    void loop() {

    // if there's data available, read a packet
    int packetSize = Udp.parsePacket();
    if (packetSize) {
    Serial.print("Received packet of size ");
    Serial.print("From ");
    IPAddress remoteIp = Udp.remoteIP();
    Serial.print(", port ");

    // read the packet into packetBufffer
    // int len =, 255);
    int len =, 1367);
    if (len > 0) packetBuffer[len] = 0;

    // Dont send a reply to PS4.... !!!
    // send a reply, to the IP address and port that sent us the packet we received
    // Udp.beginPacket(Udp.remoteIP(), Udp.remotePort());
    // Udp.write(ReplyBuffer);
    // Udp.endPacket();

    //= Serial print WiFi details
    void printWifiStatus() {
    // print the SSID of the network you're attached to:
    Serial.print("SSID: ");
    // print your WiFi shield's IP address:
    IPAddress ip = WiFi.localIP();
    Serial.print("IP Address: ");
    // print the received signal strength:
    long rssi = WiFi.RSSI();
    Serial.print("signal strength (RSSI):");
    Serial.println(" dBm");


    Obviously you need to replace my 'S5 Hotspot' and ****** password, with your own..

    Port 5606 is the Pcars port on all platforms..
    Last edited by cyclicscooby; 11-02-2016 at 15:45.
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