Wifi AP setup

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PiMSO Access Point setup

The recommended Wifi adapter for PiMSO project is the Tenda W311M from MicroCenter[1] Primarily because it is Access Point capable and inexpensive. An even less expensive dongle that based on the same Ralink RT5370 chip from Comfast can be purchased from Aliexpress for less than $5 inc S/H. A quick search on Aliexpress for RT5370 should yield a few other options.

To convert a bare bone Ethernet based PiMSO to a wireless AP PiMSO, you'll need a Ralink RT5370 based USB Wifi dongle and perform the following steps.

1. Grab WebMSO28AP files from Github.

git clone git://github.com/tkrmnz/WebMSO28AP.git

2. Copy the various conf files to their directories.

cd WebMSO28AP
cp dnsmasq.conf /etc/.
cp hostpad.conf /etc/hostapd/.
cp hosts /etc/.
cp interfaces /etc/network/.

Add DAEMON_CONF=”/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf” to /etc/default/hostapd

nano /etc/default/hostapd

Look for DAEMON_CONF="", insert the following

DAEMON_CONF=”/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf”

Enable the hostapd and restart dnsmasq

update-rc.d hostapd enable
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart

You should be able to see and connect to the Access Point with the SSID of "WebMSO" with your portable device. Point the brower on your portable device to http://mso28.linkmso , you should be able to see the PiMSO web client. If you have a PiLCD, go here PiLCD Setup to install driver for the PiLCD.

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