[NTLK] Newton gateway idea

davida at pobox.com davida at pobox.com
Thu Jan 21 16:02:44 EST 2016


That sounds easy enough …

I haven’t tried either peer-to-peer or access point mode WiFi with my RPi2: I have the WiPi module, but I’m not sure if it will work.

Adafruit has a guide: https://learn.adafruit.com/setting-up-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-wifi-access-point/overview <https://learn.adafruit.com/setting-up-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-wifi-access-point/overview>, and while I haven’t tried it, it seems fairly comprehensive.

I have an old 3com Etherlink III card somewhere too — I could use that to connect to the gateway as well, I guess.



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> On 22 Jan 2016, at 07:52, Elias Basse <kd5jfe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> The image is just debian so it can be moved to rpi very easily.
> 
> Once a desktop environment and x11 lives on your card, you install tight vnc server and run a special command to start it at 8 bits with a screen resolution that prevents the need to scroll in vnc on the newt.
> 
> Simply login to a stock debian image and run 
> apt-get install lxde 
> Apt-get install tightvncserver 
> Then tightvncserver command to start a new screen which will have you set a password for the server.
> 
> Use raw, 1 second refresh settings for best results on vnc in the newt.
> 
> The writeup is at my blog on www.basse.me <http://www.basse.me/> which has exact commands.
> 
> Run the browser of your choice (ice weasel is default in lxde)
> 
> Then you are golden.
> 
> The setup I use is the two router setup with wep for the newt and plug it into a network port on the router.
> 
> This allows a more secure jump box as the pi to the open internet.  Supports ssl and html5 with the browser too.
> 
> Alternately if I can get it going, I will add a wifi radio as well.
> 
> Best Regards 
> Elias Basse
> 
> On Jan 21, 2016 2:37 PM, "David Arnold" <davida at pobox.com <mailto:davida at pobox.com>> wrote:
> > On 12 Jan 2016, at 06:29, Elias Basse <kd5jfe at gmail.com <mailto:kd5jfe at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > I am almost complete with my setup that uses a BeagleBone Board (or RPI2) and VNC if anyone is interested, I will be happy to post the final image of the SD Card when I am done with it.  I have it basically connected to my WPA capable router that connects to the newt network via wifi to allow me to connect to a more modern browsing experience.
> 
> That’s great!
> 
> How’s it configured?  Do the Newton and the BBB both connect to the same WiFi router?  Or do you have a separate WEP WiFi on the BBB for the Newt?
> 
> > I know this is in no way an internal solution but may help with the development of one.
> 
> Agreed.  I’ve got an RPi2 and an SD card that I was planning to use for prototyping the gateway software.  I imagine your image will be BBB-specific though?
> 
> 
> 
> d
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