Raspberry Pi gurus
Finally found an actual use for a Pi! Assuming what I want to do is feasible without too much hassle? Is this gonna work?
Basically want to be able to plug my iPhone in via USB with Personal Hotspot on and then have the Pi (running headless if possible) automatically create a Wireless Access Point (there’s no WiFi network). My original Pi doesn’t have WiFi but the Pi Zero W does so can I just buy one of those for a tenner?
Found this link which will hopefully take care of the internet connection (although it’s a few years old now) https://www.daveconroy.com/how-to-tether-your-raspberry-pi-with-your-iphone-5/Posted 2 months agobrassneckSubscriber
I’m not an Iphone users so I may be misunderstanding you but if you are using your phone a hotsport why do you also need to use the Pi as an access point – can’t any Wifi device just access the iPhone hotspot?
I am an iPhone and Pi user but – wot he said?
Plus isn’t the Pi Zero a little low rent for any kind of routing? USB Wifi on a real Pi would be better.Posted 2 months ago
I’m not an Iphone users so I may be misunderstanding you but if you are using your phone a hotsport why do you also need to use the Pi as an access point
It’s for running Zwift in my gym where there’s no WiFi already. Basically Zwift have a companion app that you can run on your phone. If your phone is on the same WiFi network as the computer/tablet running the main Zwift app then you can use the companion app as a remote control with some cool features. HOWEVER if you use the Personal Hotspot function on the iPhone (which I have to as there’s no internet access otherwise) then – possibly due to a quirk of how Hotspot works, I don’t know – the iPhone itself isn’t on the wireless network, so I can’t use the companion app properly.
The workaround apparently is to use USB tethering to set up another PC as a wireless access point from the iPhone and then everything (INCLUDING the iPhone) connects wirelessly to this access point & it’s all happy. Even better if I can use a Pi!
Yes, it is confusing & annoying 🙂
With a user name like yours I would assume you would know better than most of us
lol, might just buy a Zero and give it a go, it’s only a tenner after all!
Plus isn’t the Pi Zero a little low rent for any kind of routing? USB Wifi on a real Pi would be better.
I don’t know much about Pis tbh, but if that’s the case then yes! I’ll look into it, ta. I do have one of the original ones knocking around that I could get a WiFi adapter for.Posted 2 months ago
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