bls wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:13 pm
wifi-connect looks like a very complete and featureful implementation, but more complex than the StackExchange link method.
WiFi Connect worked brilliantly when I tried it, did exactly what it said it would. But it uses Network Manager rather than dhcpcd and I couldn't figure out exactly how one automates it nor test how it behaves when the network is lost because I wasn't going to turn my router off and could not move the Pi or block WiFi enough for it to lose the connection.
I am also not sure if it supports wired with fall-back to WiFi, with fall-back then to being a hotspot, which is what I would ideally like.
The StackExchange solution also works, but I don't have enough experience of either to say which is best, though anything which uses what Raspbian uses by default would seem to me to be a better solution.
As with most things there is a 'try it and see' element to what is best and most suitable for any particular use case, often with additional research required.
The advantage of the Pi is one can grab a fresh SD Card, try anything and easily be back to how one was if one doesn't like what one has tried.
I am currently running a Python program in the background, checking network connection, and issuing commands to change the configuration, because, so far, that feels best for me. But I'm still open to something which may be better.