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Wireless AP extender/guest network 

Last update: 12/20/2018

*This project is IN PROCESS.  Page is probably a mess*

Goal:  Quick/Easy RPI based Wireless Access Point & Extender.
Rational - Filling in basement WiFi Deadspot + some future potential

Lots of struggles w/ EDIMAX adapter on Model B Pi ... switching to PI 2 for shortrun

Ghadzooks!  Complicated!  Combination of arm6 vs arm7 and EDIMAX adapter may be too much for dietpi.  Makes me grumpy, I had this working on Pi 2 w/EDIMAX adapter - wasn't that hard!!  Didn't take image of sd card - ARG!!  

Notes (so I can retrace my steps)

Step by Step
// Attempting on Mod B w/ edimax & 8g SD //
- Download DietPi (of course)
- DietPi install (.5 - 45mins)
- Change a couple of passwords
- upgrades itself
// Approx 15 mins //
Dietpi Software/Dietpi Config
- Config cleanup 
--- Performance/Overclocking/Safe 900MHz (2over)
--- Advanced/Update firmware
--- Language/Locale/Timezone/Keyboard
--- Security/Hostname
--- Network - turned off IPV6 (for heck of it)
Dietpi Software
-- WiFi Hotspot (Hostapd)
-- Rpi-Monitor
-- Remember to Start Installation


Odd things to figure out - Dietpi v6.19.7

Raspberry Pi Model B hostapd die

# journalctl -u hostapd
-- Logs begin at Thu 2016-11-03 12:16:43 CDT, end at Sat 2018-12-15 08:03:09 CST
. --
Dec 15 08:01:30 SuitiePi systemd[1]: Starting LSB: Advanced IEEE 802.11 management daemon...
Dec 15 08:01:31 SuitiePi hostapd[965]: Starting advanced IEEE 802.11 management:hostapdIllegal instruction
Dec 15 08:01:31 SuitiePi hostapd[965]: failed!
Dec 15 08:01:31 SuitiePi systemd[1]: Started LSB: Advanced IEEE 802.11 management daemon.


Uninstalled hostapd and FINALLY got regular wifi working (adapter was chronically DISABLED) ... interesting wlan0 state ... both networks showing - hostap was ..42.1/24 and normal net 192.168.11. :
root@SuitiePi:~# ip a
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
    inet scope host lo
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 ::1/128 scope host 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether b8:27:eb:63:0d:47 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
3: wlan0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state UP group default qlen 1000
    link/ether 74:da:38:8b:2e:0b brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
    inet brd scope global wlan0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet brd scope global wlan0
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
    inet6 fe80::76da:38ff:fe8b:2e0b/64 scope link 
       valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever