Access Point

Turn your device into an accesspoint for other WiFi-devices. Once installed, the new WiFi network created by this device enables other devices to access its features and services. It also shares the internet connection, if available, and forwards all traffic to the LAN-network. The installation prompts the following processes: A DHCP-Server (dnsmasq) and Hostpad are installed. A static WiFi-entry is added to your interfaces. The WiFi of this device will be used to give access to other devices.
Please note: As long as the accesspoint is installed, you cannot connect to other WiFi-networks with this device.

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15 Comments

  1. Muttley 2 years ago

    Hi,
    I’m sure I left this message before but I may have put the wrong email address …
    I have purchased the premium, mainly for the access point setup.
    The problem I have is that I have an LMS on my main network and I take a another LMS Pi with access point on holidays etc. The point is, that the IP addresses are VERY different and configuring squeezer (on my tablet as my remote) between the two addresses is not easy. I would like to specify the subnet (and node address) of the access point (so I can just change 1 number in the address for the different servers (One on my LAN, the other as the standalone AP). I’ve looked in the usual (suspect 😉 ) locations but can’t find the configuration. How can I change the subnet ? Can we not have the access point setup with ‘advanced features’ as part of MAX2PLAY ?
    Thanks in advance
    Mutt

    • Maximilian 2 years ago

      Hi Mutt,

      thank you for your comment. I understand why you need to change the subnet for your setup. We think about expanding the capabilities of our Accesspoint menu, because we got several requests on that issue. It it on our list, but it will need some time. Please have a look at our changelog of future versions of Max2Play from time to time.

      Maximilian from Max2Play

  2. Nico 2 years ago

    Hi,
    I have a premium license, I cannot use access point with the official Raspberry PI wifi dongle. I was interested on the Standalone option in order to control squeezelite without internet. When I install and activate the option, there is no way for my mobile or pc to connect to the max2play wifi.

    Is the official Raspberry PI wifi dongle not supported?!

    Kind regards,

    Nico

  3. Richard 2 years ago

    Is it possible to limit the access point so it can only access the internet. Not local devices.
    Then it can be used as a guest network.

    • Author
      Heiner 2 years ago

      Hi Richard,
      That would be a task for your router rather than the Max2Play Access Point. Please inform yourself about the options of your router regarding local devices’ access.

  4. Sven 1 year ago

    Hallo Heiner!

    I have a premium account and have to admit that for what it does and how much I/we use it at home, it is exceptionally reasonable – Max2Play is an incredible piece of work!
    One feature that is on the same subject and topic as the above is something that I have been tinkering with for a while, but have never had enough time to resolve due to my work and the fact that I am not fluent in Linux: I would LOVE to have the ability to connect a stand alone Pi with Squeezebox Server at a friend’s house, at work or any other location that has an open and available wifi. The issue is, how to configure the SSID and WPA once there?
    To accomplish this, I have found Radiodan (http://radiodan.net)
    This is a solution that defaults to an AP if not connected as a Client. If no Client, then this AP has a web server asking for the credentials of the AP.
    Any chance you could add this to make your incredible solution even that much better? : )
    Danke!

    • Author
      Heiner 1 year ago

      Hi Sven,
      We will look into this solution. However, we already have WPS as a secure solution without the need of configuration. We also have a How-To on the matter, detailing what to do.

  5. Carl 1 year ago

    If I have 5 Max2Play Devices in the same house and I enable this feature, I can set them to have the same Wireless ID and password, so that as people walk from one room to another they won’t be required to select a different Wifi or enter the password?

    • Craig 8 months ago

      Hi Carl,

      Did you find out if this is possible?

      It would be great if it is then each Max2Play device could act as network extensions 🙂

  6. Aurélien Cauchard 12 months ago

    Hello M2P team,

    I have been following you for a while now and using your products quite intensively.

    But I am now facing a problem with the latest developments of my setup:

    I have the following equipment on my network:

    1. Squeeserver on the very good 7″screen + RPi 2 + Hifibery DAC + M2P (squeezeplug + jivelight)
    2. Squeezebox
    3. RPi B + Hifibery AMP+ M2P (squeezeplug
    4. RPi B +2.8″ screen + M2P (squeezeplug + jivelight) (Portable radio)
    5. RPi 3 + M2P (Kodi Only)
    6. RPi B + M2P (Access Point only)
    7. RPi B + M2P (Access Point only)
    8. RPi B + M2P (Access Point only)
    9. Several other network equipment like IP cams, domoticz, but that’s not the topic.

    Everything is working fine as long as the equipments are on the wired network or on my old wifi network using the same range of IP adress (192.168.1.*).
    As you can see above, I sat up 3 old RPiB that I did not use anymore as Access points, using the access point plugin ( host names are Cauchard-AP*).
    The problem comes when I connect some of my players (items 3 and 4 for the moment) on wifi through my new access point. These are not found anymore by the squeezeserver and I can’t control them anymore.

    I was wondering few things:

    1. All the access points have the same IP adress on the wifi side (192.168.189.1), is it a problem ?
    2. The fact that the this IPs range (192.168.189.*) is different from my main network could be the problem
    2. I have changed the wifi chanel set up in the /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf and the DHCP range in /etc/dnsmasq.conf, to avoid conflict between the acces points, is it worthy ?
    3. Could it be possible to bring the IP range of the AP back inside my main network ? If yes, which files are tobe changed in addfition to those I already know.
    4. The main idea is to be able to move inside the house (old farm, big walls) and changing from one AP to the other with a tablet or a phone or anyother like in an hotel or a big office, the equipment just connecting to the stronger signal but with the same SSID and Password, specialy for RPi set up with batteries (portable radio) and make sure the WAF is ok.

    You help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  7. sven meeuwissen 10 months ago

    Hello,
    I have a question about the accespoint functionallity.
    I want to make a sonos like speaker. The speaker is made in a old ammobox.
    Everything is working fine when i’am on my own network but now the killer question.
    Is it possible to setup something that when my raspberry with max2play has no network connection it turns into a accespoint?
    What i want to create is chromecast look a like login.
    So when there is no network connection, the accespoint functionallity will start up. I connect with this accespoint go to the wifi setup en scan for a other wifi network.
    Fill in the login en done the accespoint will turn off (a button to turn in off is alright for me).
    Hope to here frome someone soon.

    • Mbydeen 8 months ago

      Hello Sven

      Unfortunately this functionality is not available at the moment, As long as the access-point is installed, you cannot connect to other WiFi-networks with this device.

      Regards,
      Mohammad

  8. mtk 8 months ago

    This is a request for enhancement:
    At this time hostapd is working as a separated accesspoint only and I do not get access to all my airplay devices (even on max2play), when beeing connected to the max2play accesspoint . It would be great to get some bridged mode WLAN as well. Normally I do that within /etc/network/interfaces via a bridge setup, but max2play has realized that within iptables. Maybe you can provide some easy solution ?

    • Mbydeen 8 months ago

      Hi mtk

      At the moment, the WLAN bridged mode is not available in Max2Play, we will consider adding this feature in the future, but meanwhile you can configure it via SSH command.

      Regards,
      Mohammad Mbydeen

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