Hotspot setup not possible

Have some feedback, questions, suggestions, or just fancy a chat? Pop it in here.
Post Reply
Juergen
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:36 am

Hotspot setup not possible

Post by Juergen »

Hey guys,

i was able to setup most of the features i wanted with dietpi, but what does not work is the hotspot feature.
If i try to activate it, it tells me that it is not possible cause no ethernet port could be found (raspberry pi zero w) (im connected via onboard wifi, ssh).

What i want:
- create a hotspot with the pi so clients can connect to it and then use the webhosting services the pi provides
- hotspot should be wpa-psk and custom ssid/pwd

My Webservices are already running, but only because the pi does connect to my home wifi instead of creating its own hotspot.

any ideas how to achieve that?
Just to be sure --> im a noob with the pi.

Thanks!
User avatar
Joulinar
Posts: 5087
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:49 am

Re: Hotspot setup not possible

Post by Joulinar »

Hi,

yep you need to interfaces to be able to use HotSpot implementation of DietPi. Therefore you would need to do that manually. I guess you would need to search the web for a how-to. A first indication/start point could be following

https://gist.github.com/ysr23/c4a9d7185 ... deead44070
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
Juergen
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:36 am

Re: Hotspot setup not possible

Post by Juergen »

So i guess adding a second wifi usb stick could work aswell with the native dietpi implementation for hotspot functionality?
will try that.

And thanks for the starting point hint, i thought as it works with piratebox, that it isnt a big of a deal ^^
maybe ill make a backup and try that, as a sedond interface will use more power which is something i want to prevent as good as possible.
User avatar
Joulinar
Posts: 5087
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:49 am

Re: Hotspot setup not possible

Post by Joulinar »

not sure if this is gonna work, I had a look to the script code and it really looking for an Ethernet as well as WiFi adapter
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
Post Reply