16. Juli 2018 at 21:45 #36625
Can I set up my max2play to use several different wifi access points depending in where it is? I’m using PiZeroW with Justboom Zero Amp, in a portable music player, and when I move from one part of the house to another I will lose one access point, and be in the range of another (old stone house and barn!). If I change the wifi access point via the web interface, it seems to just replace the current one, rather than add an extra one. I can SSH in, but not sure what I’m looking for and don’t want to break anything as its otherwise all ok.17. Juli 2018 at 15:54 #36642
I would recommend using repeaters of the signal or a mesh solution. Individual access points might cause confusion when some settings or credentials differ. However, generally there is no real danger connecting to different access points just as there is no problem with connecting to different networks in general.17. Juli 2018 at 16:03 #36645
The different access points are there for specific reasons, as they do limit people connected to them to different resources, but one resource that is common to all is my Squeezebox Server (LMS). As my Max2play is set up at the moment, it can connect to one of them, but whe I move to a different building, I can’t then connect without going to the interface and manually adding in the new wifi access point, and then it seem to ‚forget‘ the first one. I’d like it to behave like my phone, which just switches over to the next access point as I move about. Is this possible?18. Juli 2018 at 9:25 #36656
I do not think this is possible at the moment from our web interface.
You might be able to edit wpa_supplicant.conf manually (need to use „sudo su“ before command) as detailed in this post but I have not tested this before and cannot guarantee that it will work.19. Juli 2018 at 13:19 #36676
I created a wpa_supplicant.conf file in the boot partition (the only bit I can access on my Mac), re-inserted the card and rebooted, and it’s not appearing on my network, but even worse, it seems to have lost it’s ability to become an access point if it can’t find a wifi SSID. I didn’t have chance to try it on the SSID it was working on (as that is outside in the garden, and it was night-time), but I fear that I may have broken it.
I can always reflash the card, but it looks like the wpa_supplicant method isn’t going to work. I’ll try to SSH in and have a look at wpa.conf itself.20. Juli 2018 at 12:30 #36689
Tested again last night, and it still works on the original SSID, so maybe the wpa_supplicant process hasn’t worked. I think I may try SSH into the running machine and try editing wpa.conf directly.
Does anyone know how the ‚if no wireless become an access point‘ is implemented, as I’d quite like to preserve that functionality?23. Juli 2018 at 16:27 #36741
However, I cannot would suggest starting from a backup if you run into problems to make sure your edits have not affected Max2Play overall.23. Juli 2018 at 18:43 #36744
Very useful, many thanks. I’ve now located the wpa_supplicant.conf file in /opt/max2play/ and manually edited it to add in a second wireless access point.
However, it still doesn’t work! So I suspect it may not be possible to add this functionality, with my level of knowledge/expertise!
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