You want to connect your mini-computer (e.g. Raspberry Pi) to your WiFi network with just one click, without connecting a LAN cable or a mouse and keyboard?
The newest version of Max2Play (2.26) makes it possible! Directly upon booting the Raspberry with a Max2Play microSD card, it checks all available WiFi networks for an active WPS (wireless protected setup). This automatically sets up network name and password and activates WiFi. Subsequently, the Raspberry Pi is accessible through your network and you can reach the Max2Play web interface at http://max2play
- Activate WPS: If your router supports WPS, you have to activate WPS (e.g. with Fritz.Box, click the WPS button or activate the WPS under WLAN Security in the Fritz.Box web interface)
- Start your Raspberry Pi with Max2Play and your WiFi stick connected (connect power supply)
If you need more help with the configuration, our how-to might help you:
- The WPS function on your router is only active for ca. 2 minutes. Meaning, you should activate the WPS function simultaneously with booting the Raspberry.
- Upon successfully registering in WiFi, the device is logged into the router and shows up on the device list of your router. Additionally, the WiFi-Stick should, upon successfully connecting (depending on the manufacturer), start to noticeably blink/flash.
- You can check if your router supports WPS on the respective manufacturer’s website.
This new feature is ideal for the configuration of audio players which should only be connected via WiFi in your network. Especially the new Raspberry Pi Zero, which does not have a LAN port, benefits immensely from this simple and fast mode of configuration.