I've been trying to set up an "old" pi as a Wireless Access Point to no luck.
This is the link I am reading/using:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... s-point.md
Though mine is an OLD RPI V1 I think. With the yellow composite video output.
But its software is up to date with the sudo commands.
(And AFAIK running Jessie)
So, before I start, it is working as a machine on my network fine. Doing NTP stuff.
Oh, and it is headless.
I go through the install steps listed - though I am not exactly sure if I want FIXED IP or DNS, but anyway...... I don't think that is the cause of the problem.
That kind of looks like what I want to do, so I continue with what is says.Configuring a static IP
We are configuring a standalone network to act as a server, so the Raspberry Pi needs to have a static IP address assigned to the wireless port. This documentation assumes that we are using the standard 192.168.x.x IP addresses for our wireless network, so we will assign the server the IP address 192.168.0.1. It is also assumed that the wireless device being used is wlan0.
This part is where I fall over:
Add denyinterfaces wlan0 to the end of the file (but above any other added interface lines) and save the file.First, the standard interface handling for wlan0 needs to be disabled. Normally the dhcpd daemon will search the network for another DHCP server to assign a IP address to wlan0. This is disabled by editing the configuration file:
sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf
Add denyinterfaces wlan0 to the end of the file (but above any other added interface lines) and save the file.
ENGLISH... Not geek talk.
I put it "above other added interface lines" - though even that is meaning less to me - and the machine just won't work.
It boots, but has no IP address.
There is no new wifi network available - I use a wifi scanning app, and it saw nothing new - and I had to go back and take out said lines to get the machine working again.
Now, I know it says WAP. But that too is confusing.
My network has two parts - in that:
I have a mode with wifi.
It connects to the rest of my network.
This link is not permanent. Sometimes I disconnect the link from the modem to the rest of the network.
So, on the "my side of the network" I want a WAP. Different SSID/wifi network name.
I can't see why it is not possible. Given my WAP will have a fixed IP address and there will probably ever be one or two devices connected to it at once. Basically as I see it, it is just changing the connection media from cable to wifi for that IP address.
I'll stop here as I think I have explained it as best I can and don't want to repeat myself over and over.