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April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

Default wifi option on boot up

1 month 2 weeks ago
rajahruncorn
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Default wifi option on boot up #51635
Hi

Congrats on moving Astroberry to Raspbian for use on RPi4 ! It certainly fills a gap.....

I just wanted to ask whether you can set the default wifi connection to Astroberry hotspot on start up ?

It used this on initial boot up but after I connected to my home wifi for upgrade it now appears to default to that on boot up even if I shut it down with it connected to the hotspot

Thanks for any info

Ian

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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Default wifi option on boot up #51644
I personally edit the WiFi connections (Right mouse button on the WiFi symbol in the taskbar) and remove my home WiFi reference from the list. It's a bit inconvenient to have to insert the password again next time I want internet access, for instance, but it seems pretty bullet proof.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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Default wifi option on boot up #51645
If you look under 'edit connections' the gear symbol, you can set the priority of the hotspot higher than the wifi connection. (see screenshot)

I changed the name and SSID from Stellarmate to Observatory1.
My hotspot is at priority 10, home wifi at either 5 or 15, so above or below the hotspot. This way works fine for me.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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Default wifi option on boot up #51678
Thanks Avocette - yes that sounds good. I use both the hotspot and the home wifi so perhaps a bit drastic ! I was hoping there was some setting for the default network on boot up but at least your way sounds solid.

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1 month 2 weeks ago
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Default wifi option on boot up #51679
Ah thanks Bart this is what I was looking for. When I looked at the priority settings on the edit connection Tab the hotspot was at -999 ! I have now adjusted this so it is above my home wifi and it boots up connected to the hotspot . QED

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1 month 1 week ago
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Default wifi option on boot up #51862
I am using a high gain USB WiFi stick with Astroberry, additionally to the builtin WiFi. The builtin WiFi still works as an access point, whereas the external WiFi stick will try to connect to my home network. I sometimes had issues getting a good connection to my home WLAN network outside in the garden. The external USB stick was an improvement. Also, if the connection to my home network got stuck, I can still connect directly to Astroberry as a fallback.
I cannot remember the details, but setting it up was straight forward with the network manager.

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1 month 1 week ago
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Default wifi option on boot up #51909
Thanks for your response Guido. It is also difficult for me to connect to home wifi in the garden . I use a LAN connection with PLC terminals for remote control from the house so I do not need a WiFi dongle. I use the Astroberry hotspot for local setting up focus etc before doing the imaging run indoors with the LAN connection.
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