Page 1 of 1

Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:00 pm
by SadGuy
Hey, I bought official wi-fi dongle for Raspberry Pi and I want to setup access point on my Raspberry Pi 2 B running latest Raspbian.
I have been following this guide https://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot
In the end I cant see any wi-fi network created at all and my SSH stopped working.
Do I need to install some kind of driver for this dongle and what should i put into hostapd.conf to "driver="?

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:48 pm
by fruitoftheloom
SadGuy wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:00 pm
Hey, I bought official wi-fi dongle for Raspberry Pi and I want to setup access point on my Raspberry Pi 2 B running latest Raspbian.
I have been following this guide https://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot
In the end I cant see any wi-fi network created at all and my SSH stopped working.
Do I need to install some kind of driver for this dongle and what should i put into hostapd.conf to "driver="?


Try a more up to date guide which works with Raspbian Stretch:

https://github.com/SurferTim/documentat ... s-point.md

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:15 pm
by SadGuy
Great! I will definitely try it. But any thought what driver should I use for this adapter?

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 pm
by fruitoftheloom
SadGuy wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:15 pm
Great! I will definitely try it. But any thought what driver should I use for this adapter?

If it is the Official Raspberry Pi Adaptor the driver is included in Raspbian OS:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/ra ... fi-dongle/

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:39 pm
by SadGuy
Yeah, but there is that line in hostapd.conf
"driver=nl80211"
Should I just leave it as it is?

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:11 pm
by SadGuy
So I have just tried to configure AP with guide you sent, but with no luck.
I don't know how to troubleshoot this at all :/

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:33 pm
by SadGuy
I actually solved it. I went with older adafruit guide and Raspbian Jessie.

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:48 pm
by mattmiller
I actually solved it. I went with older adafruit guide and Raspbian Jessie.
Thats like saying - I solved the car not working by going back to using a horse instead :)

But I'm with your solution if it does the job :)

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:38 am
by SadGuy
mattmiller wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:48 pm
I actually solved it. I went with older adafruit guide and Raspbian Jessie.
Thats like saying - I solved the car not working by going back to using a horse instead :)

But I'm with your solution if it does the job :)
Deadline is close you know :lol:

Re: Access point with official raspberry wi-fi dongle

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:06 am
by SurferTim
The old obsolete documentation is gone! It has been replaced by the current instructions for Stretch.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... s-point.md