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by danrulz98
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Cheap UPS?
Replies: 22
Views: 14630

Re: Cheap UPS?

So I realized something, These powerbanks will do the UPS thing, its just a matter of finding two cables that can be plugged into it together. However, those are expensive, considering it's one of the pretty generic single cell power banks that are like $5 on ebay. The generic ones should work as we...
by danrulz98
Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable Kit for Raspberry Pi [Amazon US Links]
Replies: 0
Views: 2034

Portable Kit for Raspberry Pi [Amazon US Links]

Hey folks, I've been trying to keep eyes and ears out for a way to put together a little kit to stash in my laptop bag, ideally with a Pi 3 since that's my favorite. Well, I bought a few things for unrelated purposes and came up with this little setup, thought it might be helpful to other people loo...
by danrulz98
Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Cheap UPS?
Replies: 22
Views: 14630

Re: Cheap UPS?

APC makes nice power banks that advertise UPS functionality. It'd be a battery intended for charging a phone so wouldn't have any communication to the Pi, but for your $50 US you're getting so much battery that your Pi is going to go for hours on battery power.
by danrulz98
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do I power 2.5 HDD from so it is detected by pi 3 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Re: How do I power 2.5 HDD from so it is detected by pi 3 ?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NIGO4NM With PRIME shipping: https://www.amazon.com/SinLoon-Enhancer-splitter-Hub-Adapter-Cable-Female-Extension/dp/B01DZQEIJE Something like that. Mine did not come with the red marking and I had to figure out which port carried data whcih one only carried power...
by danrulz98
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPI as a hotspot - which WiFi adapter to use for many users?
Replies: 43
Views: 47807

Re: RPI as a hotspot - which WiFi adapter to use for many us

I've bought Ralink rt5370 (of aliexpress) but I have problem with using it as hotspot. Only my iPhone 5s can connect to hotspot created on raspi with this adapter. I cannot connect with my PC (Broadcom 802.11), Nexus 5 or iPhone 6. Did someone have similar issue? Are you running DNS and DHCP servic...
by danrulz98
Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cost effective way to prevent power cut
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Cost effective way to prevent power cut

A USB power bank that can charge and passthrough power at the same time... Sometimes this is advertised, such as APC's line of power banks.. most of time time it's not. You can also DIY one with a cheap ebay lithium battery charger board, a USB boost converter board, an 18650 battery holder and an 1...
by danrulz98
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

Re: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

So I think I misread your post... When you're starting hostapd manually, with sudo /usr/sbin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf It will stop at saying "AP-ENABLED". Ralink adapters will NOT have an indicator light in AP mode. This status message is actually a success. So when it starts as a daemon wi...
by danrulz98
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

Re: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

Ah, I alright. Pi 2s only came in the B+ configuration, while the original Pis had a few different options so I was just wondering exactly what you had. ;) So in the Elinux setup the hostapd.conf file is a lot simpler, and you could try using just that. You might want to add: ieee80211n=1 to it in o...
by danrulz98
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

Re: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

Yeah, you don't need iptables for that. Just dnsmasq and the redirect in lighttpd will do.

I will investigate the issue though. You're using a Pi 1 B+?
by danrulz98
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

Re: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

Ah yes. So the deal with this tutorial, and I'll be making another one here soon that's more to what you're trying to do, is my setup here wasn't meant to direct traffic outside of the box, so all content is hosted locally. Because of what I made this for (trolling people at a convention) I didn't n...
by danrulz98
Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

Re: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

Systemctl? You must be using Fedora or Arch. The instructions for those will be a bit different since each flavor uses slightly different packages.
by danrulz98
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: What can I do with RISCOS?
Replies: 14
Views: 19228

What can I do with RISCOS?

So I see RiscOS in the options there, and I played with it a little (it's weird man, coming from a Windows/Linux perspective). But aside from having a decently fast web browsing experience... what can I do? The RiscOS Wiki basically goes into "here's how to write a text document. Here's how to brows...
by danrulz98
Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommend a Wifi adapter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: Recommend a Wifi adapter?

As far as a detatchable antenna goes, I've had luck with the TP-Link TL-WN722N . This is based on an Atheros chip which haven't had the best track record with Linux in general. Most Ralink adapters will have excelent Linux support, Realtek is here and there :) I found this one , it looks promising. ...
by danrulz98
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPI as a hotspot - which WiFi adapter to use for many users?
Replies: 43
Views: 47807

Re: RPI as a hotspot - which WiFi adapter to use for many us

Not sure if this'll be helpful, but I recall finding a bug report in the most recent version of hostapd. I can't find it now or I'd link to it, but I noticed that I was able to bring up hostapd if I ifdown'd wlan0 first. To make this happen at boot, I used a startup script (crontab). So that might f...
by danrulz98
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

Re: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

Try bringing down the wifi adapter then running hostapd ifdown wlan0 /usr/sbin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf If that works, then look at where I made a startup script for the whole thing :) If that's still giving you an issue, comment out this line in your hostapd.conf file ht_capab=[HT40][SHORT...
by danrulz98
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

Re: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

hello,i folowed this tutorial for the access point http://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot.Then i follow your captive portal tutorial,i didnt want any irc, only the page.Now at the step ifdown wlan0 and ifup wlan0, it gives me too many parameters in /etc/network/interfaces.And the final step doesnt ...
by danrulz98
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Captive portal hotspot to take around conventions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Re: Captive portal hotspot to take around conventions?

I am very interested. I have been looking for something like this. Please let me know if you can share this. Also, what wifi adapter did you use. Do you have one for inbound and another for outbound traffic. Thanks. I ended up using a Panda Wireless PAU04 from Amazon. I did not have an outbound con...
by danrulz98
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal
Replies: 17
Views: 10205

The Trollspot - A battery powered WiFi Captive Portal

Hello all! My posts don't get a whole lot of replies, but I hope they are helpful to people. Again, I wanted to do what seemed on the surface to be a simple project, but no one tutorial got me to where I wanted to be. ... on top of there being a bunch of other issues that I'll get into. I’m basing a...
by danrulz98
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Captive portal hotspot to take around conventions?
Replies: 4
Views: 1542

Captive portal hotspot to take around conventions?

Hello, I was working on a thread but a glitch or something in the forum software meant that most of it got lost and I'm not terribly motivated to type it up again. So instead, I'll ask the question, is this even relevant to anyone's interest? I used a Raspberry Pi 2 and a fairly inexpenive but power...
by danrulz98
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: PartyBox - Stream media to your phone on the go!
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: PartyBox - Stream media to your phone on the go!

Thank you for linking to the more correct way to do it, I've edited the original post to reflect that and made note of it for the future, since a co-worker of mine has also been trying to figure it out (he has considerably less time to peruse the forums). I was using Google rather than the built in ...
by danrulz98
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: PartyBox - Stream media to your phone on the go!
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

Re: PartyBox - Stream media to your phone on the go!

No!!! Wrong!! Do not do this! If you can't figure out how to either correctly configure Jessie for IP or remove the raspberrypi net mods then go back and learn before you write up a tutorial breaking everything! Please point me in the right direction and I'll update the post :) Otherwise, my resear...
by danrulz98
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: PartyBox - Stream media to your phone on the go!
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

PartyBox - Stream media to your phone on the go!

Hello everyone! I wanted to make an update to a thread I made previously about making a wireless media server. Well, since then, a newer version of Debian has been released, as has the Pi 3. So here’s more or less the same thing, but with everything updated. Now, more or less the same instructions s...
by danrulz98
Mon May 25, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Camera board
Topic: motion does not start by itself after a reboot
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

Re: Noob questions, be nice

Not sure if the "guest" option there will work in your fstab file. Windows (Samba) generally needs a legit username.
And make sure you have cifs-utils installed.

http://geeks.noeit.com/mount-an-smb-net ... pberry-pi/
by danrulz98
Mon May 25, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: WiFi Media Streaming Server!
Replies: 0
Views: 4981

WiFi Media Streaming Server!

Hello everyone! This is a first time posting here for me, although I've been with Raspberry Pi from the beginning (I had pre-ordered one of the first ones several months in advance). I had a recent project in mind, inspired by the wireless SD card readers you can get on Amazon. Why can't a Raspberry...

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