I am working on a modification to
hostapd and I really have to run this on
linux. The pi I was planning to use has seems to have finally given up the
ghost after 4 years of use. Never fear, I failed over to using the chip,
that came with my pocketchip flashed with the headless firmware.
The chip will use the microusb connection as a serial port by default, similar to the way the BBB uses the usb port to do ethernet. With a serial connection, I needed to figure out how to get the chip onto wifi.
There is a command line tool for interacting with network manager listed in the
nmcli is a pretty great tool for network access.
$ nmcli device wifi list * SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGNAL BARS SECURITY * HameNetwork Infra 11 54 Mbit/s 100 ▂▄▆█ WPA2 NetGear-AWQ4D8 Infra 1 54 Mbit/s 69 ▂▄▆_ WPA1 WPA2 BTWifi-X Infra 6 54 Mbit/s 30 ▂___ WPA2 802.1X BTWifi-with-FON Infra 6 54 Mbit/s 30 ▂___ --
Better yet, there is a
nmtui interface that presents a nice ncurses way to
configure the network.
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