I am looking to modify a Joggler for a combo wireless / wired connection to the internet.
Mostly relating to using the Amazon Echo. I have been looking and playing with the device for automation.
I have been able to test it with a hub emulator talking to my automation mothership and it works well.
I want to connect the Echo wirelessly to the USB wireless stick on the Joggler and use the Joggler on the internet connection as an interface of sorts for the Amazon Echo.
I have multiple configured LANs for testing (well now WANs) on my PFSense firewall.
What software would be recommended to turn the Joggler into a combo AP and internet device?
Base here will be using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Buzz's build) running on an SSD with the original EFI boot stuff.
I did try similiar here with a couple of different USB wireless sticks connected directly to my PFSense firewall. It sort of worked but I couldn't get it to authenticate. Using a DD-WRT router did work but I would prefer to try to do similiar here with the Joggler running Ubuntu 14.04.
Here is a quickie review of my steps.
1 - using base EFI boot rom - keeping the USB WLAN stick inside (stock one) - USB hub which is attached to the Joggler motherboard.
2 - I was using an old USB stick and switched to a fast USB stick
3 - booted to Ubuntu - installed GParted and formated the SSD drive inside.
4 - wrote image to a second fast USB stick - copied image to internal SSD drive one partition at a time.
5 - problem here is that it would lock the internal SSD drive - so will open case; write and edit SSD drive first.
6 - getting the Joggler to boot Linux on the SSD drive - jump starting it via MMC or USB stick.
7 - removed internal USB WLAN stick as it is not compatible with running software for being an AP
8 - replaced with a newer Realtek USB WLAN stick that appears to be fine for AP use.
Stuck here with the Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter not working in AP mode even though folks have stated that it works fine in AP mode.
Trying to fix the buggy driver in this manner.
1 - sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms git
2 - git clone hxxps://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes.git
3 - sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes
4 - sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.10
5 - sudo depmod -a
6 - sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/blacklist-native-rtl8192.conf /etc/modprobe.d/
7 - reboot Joggler
Found one application called AP-Hotspot that should do the trick.