Wireless AP advanced features

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Arcadia LabsArcadia Labs 11/17/2014 at 13:174 Comments

I've been very busy with the device lately.

First, I added some Wireless AP advanced features to the user interface :

  1. key lenght (32-64-96-128-196-256 bits, defaults 128),
  2. AP Channel (1 to 13),
  3. random SSID (defaults on),
  4. random SSID / passphrase on boot (defaults on),
  5. request new AP SSID/passphrase

Wireless AP security is locked on WPA2-PSK (hardcoded).

I also added some hardware monitoring :

Finally, I finished porting the software to the BananaPi board, but I have an issue with the touchpanel driver. More details on this page. I own the official (and very nice) BPi 3.5" display but it is not touch enabled (yet), so I may have to find another display to complete the porting.

Some pictures :


Peter wrote 07/08/2020 at 10:11 point

Wow,looks awesome!Hope you'll end your project successfully. I have something interesting and can share this information. Sometimes people needs to use a vpn and this is te best that I ever use. But most of time you can use information freely.

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Arcadia Labs wrote 11/24/2014 at 17:30 point
Hi, thanks for your support !
Actually, firewall is done with iptables. For your situation, did you consider the BPi-R1 open router ? I have one at hand and will soon write a review about it on OpenWRT runs on it.

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XLT_Frank wrote 11/25/2014 at 17:28 point
Thanks for the tip. I had seen that before, but wasn't sure I wanted to buy one with such little information. I was confused as to how it had both Android 4.2 and OpenWRT. I personally like the BPi with your display better because it easy for my dad to use in the limited fashion I plan to deploy it in. Glad it is to use iptables. I will just throw ConfigServer Firewall on it along with Munin. ConfigServer may be a bit of the wrong avenue to take since it is for web servers, however it will be very stout. I will need to plan the allowed ports ahead of time.

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XLT_Frank wrote 11/24/2014 at 14:35 point
Excellent! I am looking forward to getting my hands on this project when instructions are released. I plan to use this in similar manner as you have intended. I am also looking to build one for my dad who travels for his job. I plan to install it in his 5th wheel so that he can connect with this and keep all of his equipment behind it. Plan to use BananaPI for the separated Ethernet and USB channels. A DD-WRT will be connected to the Ethernet port. What kind of firewall / intrusion do you expect will work to protect the Pi?


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