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by hi2pi
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi Warmspot site updated
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Pi Warmspot site updated

Thank you drgeoff! I have updated the instructions.
by hi2pi
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Pi Warmspot site updated
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Pi Warmspot site updated

I welcome the new Official Pi Wi-Fi Dongle and have updated http://www.warmspot.net accordingly.

Warmspot is simply a means to use the Pi to broadcast local content without the Internet. Applications and assistance warmly invited.
by hi2pi
Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: DietPi | Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" software
Replies: 643
Views: 223189

Re: [Diet-Pi] Minimal Raspbian. Optional "ready to run" soft

I am looking forward to trying Diet Pi. I believe these types of minimal OS are needed. But I would like them to stick to Raspbian base.

It may be good for my project http://www.warmspot.net. If so I will point readers to it.
by hi2pi
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: PHP page to execute shell script?
Replies: 8
Views: 11563

Re: PHP page to execute shell script?

http://php.net/manual/en/function.shell-exec.php

I used this to shut down my Pi remotely when a specific page on the server is viewed.
by hi2pi
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Use pi as AP behinde Captive Portal
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Re: Use pi as AP behinde Captive Portal

I think that should work, with two Wi-Fi dongles. wlan0 would just be the stock client setup where the Pi connects to the Internet through an access point (AP) and gets its IP from dhcp. Meanwhile, wlan1 would be set up as an access point, with hostapd (which runs the dongle as an AP), dnsmasq (whic...
by hi2pi
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Warmspot Wireless Pi Server
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Warmspot Wireless Pi Server

Here's a good article that addresses this concept of "offline wireless" for information distribution.

Can mesh networks and offline wireless move from protest tools to news?

http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/11/can-me ... s-to-news/
by hi2pi
Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Warmspot Wireless Pi Server
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Warmspot Wireless Pi Server

I've posted instructions for using a Pi as a wireless content server -- without the Internet. My creative Brit friend Mike christened this a Warmspot (not exactly a hotspot) and the name stuck. Instructions are at http://www.warmspot.net . I welcome contributions from anyone knowledgeable in Wi-Fi, ...
by hi2pi
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPI as a hotspot - which WiFi adapter to use for many users?
Replies: 42
Views: 43694

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

By the way, Node.js appears to be immune to the Apple Captive Portal problem (also called the Captive Network Assistant). If you install Node.js on your Pi, and install an NPM webserver like those available from Superstatic.org or Harpjs.com, it will be unnecessary to spoof the Apple websites or mon...
by hi2pi
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: RPI as a hotspot - which WiFi adapter to use for many users?
Replies: 42
Views: 43694

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

The system runs on Linux and it works but when I see wifi connection on PC then to open the RPI website I have to type in browser the IP address of my RPI pcb and the website is opening. It supposed to do it automaticly as soon as a PC is connected to wifi. Several things going on here. I faced sim...
by hi2pi
Tue May 28, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Local wireless hosting
Replies: 12
Views: 2018

Re: Local wireless hosting

Connecting an AP to USB requires a suitable Wi-Fi dongle that is capable of AP mode. Many are not. There is plenty of information available on the web on this topic. I use the Tenda W311Ma; it seems to work fine with the Pi. But that is not an issue if you take a typical Wi-Fi router and connect it ...

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