Matter over Wi-Fi: Configuring CHIP Tool for Linux or macOS
In this setup, the Matter controller is installed on PC that is running either Linux or macOS, and a dedicated Wi-Fi Access Point is used. This is the recommended setup for Matter over Wi-Fi.
To use this setup, you need the following hardware:
1x PC with Ubuntu (20.04 or newer)
1x Wi-Fi Access Point supporting IPv6 (without the IPv6 Router Advertisement Guard enabled on the router)
1x compatible Nordic Semiconductor’s DK - for the Matter accessory device (compatible and programmed with one of Matter samples)
To configure and use CHIP Tool for Linux or macOS with Matter over Wi-Fi, complete the following steps.
CHIP Tool for Linux or macOS is the default implementation of the Matter controller role, recommended for the nRF Connect platform. It is available for both amd64 and aarch64 architectures. This implies that the tool can also be run on a Raspberry Pi with a 64-bit OS.
To use this controller type, complete the following steps:
Choose one of the following options:
For Linux only - Use the prebuilt tool package from the Matter nRF Connect releases GitHub page. Make sure that the package is compatible with your nRF Connect SDK version.
For both Linux and macOS - Build it manually from the source files available in the
modules/lib/matter/examples/chip-tooldirectory and using the building instructions from the Working with the CHIP Tool page in the Matter documentation.
Configure the CHIP Tool for Linux or macOS by following the steps in the sections of the Working with the CHIP Tool in the Matter documentation:
Build and run the CHIP Tool by completing the steps listed in “Building and running CHIP Tool”.
Prepare the environment for testing by completing the steps listed in “Using CHIP Tool for Matter device testing”.
Depending on which Matter sample you programmed onto the development kit, go to this sample’s documentation page and complete the steps from the Testing section.