UnWAPping Hermione

Occasionally, Hermione needs new software installed or updated.   In this case, it’s the GPS code.  To install that, she needs internet access to be reinstated.  Here’s how:

  1. in /etc/hosts, remove the .local trailer to hermione, so she joins the home network.
  2. in /etc/hostname, remove the .local trailer from hermione again
  3. in /etc/network/interface, comment out the static IP config for wlan0 and swap back to the wpa_supplicant variant so it looks like this:
    # auto wlan0
    # iface wlan0 inet static
    # address
    # netmask
    allow-hotplug wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet manual
        wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
    iface default inet dhcp
  4. in /etc/default/udhcpd, uncomment “DHCP_ENABLED=”no”
  5. in /etc/default/hostapd, comment out “DAEMON_CONF=”/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf”

A reboot then should give access to the internet for updates etc.


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