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Raspberry Pi adhoc network

Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:54 pm

I'm new to using the RPi. I want to make an ad-hoc network on the pi (which I am using to control a robot) so that I don't need to have a router nearby. I tried looking around, but none of the tutorials worked for me. I am using the Edimax 7811Un adapter. I want to do something like the Parrot AR drone, where it creates it's own network which you connect to with your device and then control it. How can I accomplish that on my Pi?

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Re: Raspberry Pi adhoc network

Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:09 pm

Why must it be an ad-hoc network?
Have you considered making it an access point using Hostapd? Then you can connect your smartphone/tablet to it easily.
Just make sure your dongle supports AP mode. I think the 7811 does.
Plenty of tutorials around on this. I did it with an RT5370 wifi dongle.

If you must use ad-hoc mode, have a look at ... 29&t=39927. Not sure what device you want to use to connect to your Pi robot, but if its a stock Android phone, it won't support ad-hoc mode, unlike a PC.
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