WiFi HotSpot working on RPI, not on ZeroPi

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SirToby
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WiFi HotSpot working on RPI, not on ZeroPi

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Hi folks
trying to set up a mobile Squeezebox/LMS-Server-box.
Did it with a ZeroPi, DietPi, Wifi-Hotspot - not working. No WLAN to see…
Another try with a RPi Ver.2 and same WLAN-stick - all fine.
Why???
Just wanted the ZeroPi as my mobile device 'cause of size, battery and cuteness. Unluckily not working… Is it possible to fix it?
Thanks!
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Joulinar
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Re: WiFi HotSpot working on RPI, not on ZeroPi

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Hi,

one small question. Independent on the Wifi-Hotspot functionality, is your WiFi Stick working on your ZeroPi? Are you able to connect with your WiFi Stick to your local WLAN?
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
SirToby
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Re: WiFi HotSpot working on RPI, not on ZeroPi

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Yes, WLAN is working, IP adress via DHCP.
In the dietpi-config menu as well, network/wifi mentioned as "working"...

But there is no dietpi network if I scan the WLAN.

(if I do the same with an RPi 2 with the same stick, it's working fine including the reachable WLAN...)
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Joulinar
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Re: WiFi HotSpot working on RPI, not on ZeroPi

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Ok to get the Hotspot working, let's start from the beginning and uninstall hotspot function first and do a reboot afterwards.

Once done ensure Ethernet is Connected, WiFi is Available but Disconnected.

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             ●─ Adapter Options ─────────────●
Ethernet     : Available | [On] | Connected
WiFi         : Available | [On] | Disconnected
Onboard WiFi : [On]
if this is the case, goto dietpi-software and install 60 - WiFi Hotspot. It will reboot your system once finished. Pls check status of service afterwads

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systemctl status hostapd.service
journalctl -u hostapd.service
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
iamhappyfrom90s
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Re: WiFi HotSpot working on RPI, not on ZeroPi

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I reinstalled Pi on my system. After I have problems with cable LAN connection, but wireless connection is OK. I cannot understand because cable is OK with TV, Xbox and my husband laptop on Win10.
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Re: WiFi HotSpot working on RPI, not on ZeroPi

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@iamhappyfrom90s
Note that some WiFi adapters simply do not support hotspot/AP functionality, others are only not supported by the drivers. If you have another WiFi dongle, could you retest with that one?
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