Setting up the raspberry pi to work as hotspot

Hi all,

So my team is trying to build a new image for the Magni robot using ROS Melodic and Ubuntu 18.04 on raspberry pi 4. We want to run the Magni in an outdoor environment, so we’d like to setup a similar hotspot configuration as the one that is enabled on the image provided with ros kinetic.

Could you please guide us towards the right path?"

Well that functionality is provided by pifi, so you could just add the package repo and apt-get pifi, or install it from git (that one doesn’t setup the autorun service though).

Which specific Ubuntu image are you using btw? I’m not an expert on this, but I think not using the raspbian kernel like we do may present issues with using existing hardware libraries designed for it, like pigpio. Have you guys managed to get the mcb to connect with it?

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So, we are using Ubuntu Server 18.04, and we still haven’t tried to set it with the robot actually… will get back to you on that.

Thanks again!!

Interesting, well do tell how that goes.

Btw we may have a prototype noetic image with pifi ready next week, that may be the better option in the long run.

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