A while back I went through the motions of setting up a RPI WAP.
Today I was doing it a gain on another RPI.
This time a RPI 3 with built in wifi.
I went through the motions and it isn't working.
This is the walk through I am using:
https://frillip.com/using-your-raspberr ... h-hostapd/
I'm down to this part:
Yes, that works.We can check if it's working at this stage by running sudo /usr/sbin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf. If it's all gone well thus far, you should be able to see to the network Pi3-AP! If you try connecting to it, you will see some output from the Pi, but you won't receive and IP address until we set up dnsmasq in the next step. Use Ctrl+C to stop it.
I go on and do the rest - granted I messed it a couple of times - Ok: I"m not perfect.
Then I get to this part:
Done.We aren't quite done yet, because we also need to tell hostapd where to look for the config file when it starts up on boot. Open up the default configuration file with sudo nano /etc/default/hostapd and find the line #DAEMON_CONF="" and replace it with DAEMON_CONF="/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf".
I then do the dnsmasq file and set it up.
Get to the:
and reboot.sudo service hostapd start
sudo service dnsmasq start
It doesn't work.
No wifi visible.
It seems that the hostapd.conf isn't done.
If I go in and do the "sudo /usr/sbin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf it starts to be visible.
It workes/ed on the other one (with different IP numbers) so I'm stuck why it isn't working on the new one.
As I explained:
If it boots, the wifi isn't visible.
I run the /usr/sbin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf and it is visible.