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Changing to arbitrary wifi network on headless system
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Changing to arbitrary wifi network on headless system

by kdeangel on Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:41 pm

Sometimes I have to take my headless linux BBB to places that I don't know the WiFi SSID/Password before hand. SSH does not reliably work via usb, which is a pain anyways with my enclosure.

Is there a wireless way to change SSID/Password settings on the fly. I'm a mechanical Engineer, I don't know complex linux concepts, maybe this is trivial.
Some consumer IoT devices broadcast there own network for initial config of home SSID/Password. Is that possible? Necessary equipment/software/code?

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Re: Changing to arbitrary wifi network on headless system

by drewfustini on Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:10 am

WiFiDog is software that allows Linux to act as a captive wifi portal:
http://dev.wifidog.org/

Jason Kridner of BeagleBoard.org and SeeedStudio have been working on using that for the setup process of the BeagleBone Green Wireless (which has built-in WiFi):

Pillar1989/wifidog-server
https://libraries.io/github/Pillar1989/wifidog-server

jadonk/wifidog-gateway forked from Pillar1989/wifidog-gateway
Repository for the wifidog-gateway captive portal designed for embedded systems
https://github.com/jadonk/wifidog-gateway

jadonk/wifidog-server forked from Pillar1989/wifidog-server
wifidog nodejs server
https://github.com/jadonk/wifidog-server

You may want to ask about this use case on the beagleboard mailing list:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/beagleboard

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