First post, new user
Thank you for the amazing work you do with DietPi!
I have a fresh install of DietPi with the WiFi Hotspot optimised software.
Device is RPi Model B 512MB and Edimax EW-7811Un adapter.
hostapd.service exits with a failure. The log shows that /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf has the invalid/unknown driver ‘rtl1871xdrv’.
I can see that this issue was discussed and marked as closed here. If I understood the thread correctly, it would appear that DietPi would switch to RPi Foundation repo drivers which work with RTL8188C* adapters ??
May I have confirmation that Edimax EW-7811Un adapter can be made to work as hotspot with DietPi? If so, I would appreciate help to make my setup work.
Many thanks for your report. Indeed there was a bug our side. While the driver needs to be changed on all devices BUT RPi, it is changed on RPi only.
Fixed with: https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/commit/c9c39e607b4cf36205b032d26e98f174355d1464
G_CONFIG_INJECT 'driver=' 'driver=nl80211' /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
systemctl restart hostapd
Awesome it worked !
With DietPI, I found new uses for my old RPi
- first to turn my printer into a network printer [with the CloudPrint optimised software, but cloudprint disabled because it is going away anyway, and using samba + CUPS instead], and
- as a hotspot to onboard Wi-Fi devices which work only on 2.4 GHz.
Thanks heaps .
Great, many thanks for the feedback.