2. June 2017 at 14:40 #29212
I have a Pi Zero W setup and I have (using the Raspberry Settings plugin)
I have then downloaded the Bluetooth and Accesspoint plugins.
They all seem to have installed correctly and I am using the WiFi OK to connect the Pi Zero W to my home WiFi LAN.
My problem is that I am not seeing the stand alone SSID (max2play) appearing for me to connect to.
(I also tried the nl80211 driver (although the default seemed to work OK))
The debug information is
#### DNSMASQ Installed ####
Status: install ok installed
#### HOSTAPD Installed ####
Status: install ok installed
#### WiFi Interface Installed ####
#### DNSMASQ Running ####
5 S 116 756 1 0 80 0 – 1999 – ? 00:00:00 dnsmasq
#### HOSTAPD Running ####
Can you please help me solve this.
[Note I have had a Pi3 working with your Accesspoint quite satisfactorily]9. June 2017 at 13:49 #29455
You have to deactivate the WiFi interface with a tick in the WiFi/LAN menu, save, then shutdown the device, remove the power supply and reattach it. Afterwards the AP should be accessible. However, we currently do not see the use for a Zero Wireless AP setup. What do you use it for?9. June 2017 at 15:36 #29479
OK I will try your instructions and report back.
As for uses for a Zero Wireless AP setup, I have 2
The first can be seen from my write-up of a project here https://community.wd.com/t/will-wd-be-releasing-a-1tb-wd-node-zero-w/203662/3
(If you want I can supply a copy of my project write-up for your site too)
The second was for some friends I have who live in rural Ireland without access to the internet. They wanted to be able to have a
Wireless router/ DHCP server, Access Point in their house so that they could connect up their modern electricals to see each other. I provided them with a Pi Zero and a Micro USB Wifi adaptor, installed Kodi/Libreelec and turned on the AP facility in that to provide an Access Point. This is working fine for them. A Pi Zero W would do this without having to have the USB WiFi adaptor. I prefer your web based Pi configuration capabilities and would like to do this using Max2Play.
Hope this helps
9. June 2017 at 16:02 #29480
- This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by fredhopper.
Yes, your instructions work and I now have a standalone mode AP working on the Pi Zero W music player.
However, a question, I understood that on the Pi3 and Pi Zero W, the WiFi chip could act as an AP and connect to a WiFi router at the same time.
Is this the case and if so is it possible using the Max2Play plugin? (reason – one could then (when at a know Wifi Connection point) get internet radio. (obviously one would have to deselect the “standalone mode”).
Fred15. June 2017 at 18:40 #29542
We have not tried this setup yet and did not know it was possible. But you can try a solve from this thread: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/63841/rpi-zero-w-as-both-wifi-client-and-access-point
Please report your results with your Zero W here, if you try it.
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