7. Januar 2016 at 22:00 #17614
The stupid thing is, if I add a router to this and hard wire it to it, it works, but I don’t
So please feel free to keep checking back to see how this is progressing
One question I’d like to know and that is , if there are images out there working for someone would it work for all ???
Ah well onwards and upwards7. Januar 2016 at 22:13 #17616
By the way Fred , I thought like you it my dongle(s) were duff too, but m2p says it’s installed , the lusb, might have got that wrong, command prompt says it’s working , the hostapd says it’s working,
And at one point I thought it was firing up and dropping out, now to be honest, I’m not sure what to think
I just hope we get there, and soon7. Januar 2016 at 23:58 #17620
Ok just testing the words don’t get lost again..
It was actually something I read on the main page and I think what both you Fred and Noop have said
It was down I guess to the power supply!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I say I guess because every single time when I’ve set this up, I have had plugged in from the start
USB HARD DRIVE
So I had this mad idea maybe while the programmes are been installed, there a power loss, not much, maybe a surge here and there while the programmes are being installed
So to start with I did this with nothing but the lan connected and power supply
1. Burnt a new image
2. Expanded it
3. Updated the M2P
4. Increased the USB current via the raspberry plug in
5. Installed ( right or wrong) shartunes2
While installing these above I rebooted when needed
6. Turned off and plugged in the USB DAC
7. Installed the DAC via audio-player
Then rebooted and turned off
8. Plugged in the wifi
Turned it on and installed the wifi
Rebooted and turned off ( hoping to clear the cashe)
9. Took accsesspoint from left to right, hope this makes sense and saved the configuration
10 rebooted and turned off and plugged in the dongle
11. Turned on and Installed access point.
12 rebooted and turned off
13 plugged in the hard drive and turned on
At this point, I turned on my iPhone and ran ipeng , then the LMS app, both saw M2p, fantastic !!!!!
When you have got this far, you need plug in your lan to open your web admin link in squeezebox and point it to your files on your ext hard drive
Sorry guys if you can’t follow some of this but I’m not thinking normally , is really really been one hell of an experience , which I hope is now sorted
Just thanks to you Fred, Noop and Max from m2p, and I can’t tell you how much I mean that
Happy New Year to you , good luck with yours Fred, please let me know how you get on
By the way, the dongle I’m using is an edimax 7811UN
ALEX8. Januar 2016 at 11:32 #17629
Hi Noop and Fred
I came to it this morining having been in the car to prepare it and guess what, it’s done it again, back to what it was. It was working, indeed I got up in the middle of the night as I could’bt believe it so had a have go, then got up early to prepare the car, which I have.
Came indoors, switched it on and imagine my dispare , I’m gutted, well and truely gutted.
So tonight or later today, when I’ve composed myself (hahah), I’ll do what I did last night again and see what happens. Hope yours is ok Fred
alex8. Januar 2016 at 17:31 #17632
Well I did give it a go and realised in the cold light of day one reason why it worked last night, and even in the midddle of the night when I got up and tried it.
I was, without realising, going via my router to my m2p…
So my M2P was acting like a player server…
It was wireless though, which I guess is a plus……
Anyhow, I’ve been at all day again and it’s just really odd as everything on the screen says it’s ok, but practically its not.
I tried loading the accesspoint first, last in the middle, just every how and every way and albeit I’m not done yet even though I’m pretty screwed (in a polite way) juat at the moment.
As I mentioned I do have a MR3020 portable router, and all I have to do is link that up, but thats not how it should be because I really really want to get this working.
I has to be something simple. I am crious, are you using the dongle(s) reccomended by m2p ?
And do you think a „proven“ image of a working set up would work , just a thought…You’d think if people are using the same parts, they would/should get the same results…
In the meantime, I’m going to fire up one of the other Pi’s to see if this acts differently, I’m sure it won’t,
We shall see
Really sorry guys, gutted
Alex8. Januar 2016 at 22:05 #17638
This is the one I have that works with M2P as an access point
It id’s as this with the command „lsusb“:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
Alex: do any of your dongles match this?8. Januar 2016 at 23:53 #17640
It’s 2 amps and I also tried it in the car too, which more or less gave the same results
I’ve managed to well, I guess repeat a lot of what I’ve already done today, as I’ve been at it sold for 11 hours nearly and I swear I’m not joking. Hahah I wish I was
A9. Januar 2016 at 0:05 #17643
No they don’t
I have the edimax 7811UN which is recommended on the M2P site
I have a Realtek RTL8188CU, well two of these as I didn’t know at the time they were identical
I don’t mind buying another, and sorry I failed to answer the question about the hard drive, it’s not been attached9. Januar 2016 at 2:32 #17645
Here’s something to try…using your previous recipe modified…to help debug the issue.
1. Burn a new image.
2. Expand it.
3. Update M2P.
4. Increase the USB current via the raspberry plug in (not really necessary yet)
5. Plug in the wifi dongle.
6. install wifi.
7. install access-point.
8. remove power and then remove all connections, except wifi dongle, then apply power.
Wait a few minutes for the PI to boot then test the access point functionally:
1. on your IOS device, set-up -> wifi should show an available network with SSID „max2play“ (or whatever you set it to)
2. Try to connect to this network, if you get an error, „forget“ the network, and re-try (you will prompted for password in this case).
3. If connected, on the IOS device use safari or chrome and browse the PI at: http://192.168.189.1/ , you should see the max2play page.
If you see the web page then access point is successfully installed.9. Januar 2016 at 14:09 #17648
Did all this and I still can’t see the M2P sadly
But it says the accesspoint is working in the text just above the “ remove accesspoint from this device tab“
In the debug, I get this, same as before
#### DNSMASQ Installed ####
Status: install ok installed
#### HOSTAPD Installed ####
Status: install ok installed
#### WiFi Interface Installed ####
#### DNSMASQ Running ####
5 S 111 7402 1 0 80 0 – 1612 poll_s ? 00:00:00 dnsmasq
#### HOSTAPD Running ####
1 S 0 45415 1 0. 80. 0 – 502 poll_s ? 00:00:00
There is one thing I’ll mention, when I set up my wifi, I filled in the “ load wifi interface“, the SSID & password and saved…
Now, I just thought is this right, if you can try and follow this, hope it makes sense
I have just filled in ( and always have done) and saved my router name and password, under the wifi tab, why ????
Im hard wired to it.
Also once you install the AP SOFTWARE, will this change things anyhow , because the m2p becomes we hope, the access point and can’t talk to the router,
If not, then will the m2p be looking for my router ?
Sorry noop, I’m just a little confused how this works.. But I wanted to mention it all because it might be an important part of the jigsaw.
And just gone back and checked the wifi
It says the adapter is active, and wifi connection is active ip 192.168.189.1
In the wifi debug the first couple of lines are
Link encap: Ethernet HWaddr b8:27eb:a8:50:d2
Inet addr:192.168.1.11 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask: 255.255.255.0
So looks like this is ok too.
Well it looks it to someone who knows hardly anything about it, 🙂
There is a reason for this not working, but my goodness, it’s certainly not giving its reasons up easily is it
Also I couldn’t access the url you asked me to try, and the url given my m2p as the Accsess point
9. Januar 2016 at 18:03 #17652
- This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by alex.
You are correct in that the setup of the „wifi“ interface will be changed by the „accesspoint“ setup.
So you do not see the „max2play“ SSID correct?
You get the info that you provided how? By connecting the hardwire ethernet? or hdmi/keyboard?
Please provide the response to these commands:
ll /usr/sbin/hostapd sudo /etc/init.d/hostapd stop sudo /etc/init.d/hostapd start ps -efl | grep hostapd9. Januar 2016 at 23:23 #17659
Your second one (and the rest in order)
stopping advanced IEEE 802.11 management: hostapd
The next one came up with a large scroll of text mentioning flags and set keys done and seems to have done something ( wish I could cut and paste this, sorry noop)
The last one ran too
1 s root 19881 1 0 80 0 502 poll_s 22:13? 00:00:00 /usr/sbin/hostapd -B -P /var/run/hostapd.pid /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf -d. (All this on one line)
0 S Pi 20098 2730 0 80 -0 1313 pipe_w 22:16 tty1 00:00:00 grep –colour=auto hostapd
Hope you can make this out
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