Were you using udhcpd? That seems to be really unstable for me (i.e. only works occasionally).

Kyle

On Sep 17, 2012 8:38 PM, "James Linder" <jam@tigger.ws> wrote:

On 17/09/2012, at 11:47 PM, gumstix-users-request@lists.sourceforge.net wrote:

>> Does anyone have any experience with the gumstix wifi in AP mode with
>> a recent kernel?
>>
>>> From what I can tell, you need the libertas thin firmware to get AP
>> mode.  But the libertas_tf support in recent kernels, (3.5), doesn't
>> support sdio connections.
>>
>> Has anyone ported the old libertas_tf sdio support into a more recent
>> kernel?  Is there any interest in working on this?
>>
>
> I need to take a gumstix outside to do some field work soon.  I have a web
> interface that I can call up on a tablet or phone.
>
> It would be possible for me to tether everything from my phone and use that
> as the wifi AP, but I don't want that dependency force-built into the
> system and I don't need wide world internet access.
>
> For the short term, I'll probably bring an old wifi router out with me so
> all my wireless devices can see each other through that.
>
> But for the longer term, I'd really love to get more information on how to
> setup the gumstix itself as a wifi access point.  That would be sweet and
> would save me having to haul, setup, and power a lot of extra gear that I
> shouldn't really need.  (And for myself I wouldn't need to route to an
> upstream internet connection)

You *could* use ad-hoc mode. I had 2 controllers and a laptop all working (playing nice) together.

James
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