DNS change, WiFi AP with public Internet on S905, from LE8.0.2

  • 1. I am looking at this old thread:


    Creating WiFi AP on LibreELEC on RPI2


    So is the update for WiFi AP public Internet access (still) valid for an S905 box, or do I need to use the sysctl hack ( or another)?


    2. How can I change the DNS to custom one ( e.g., Google, CloudFlare etc.) from the current default local ISP setting?


    Do I need to edit the /etc/resolve.conf or some connmanctl utility, or simply configure the LE Configuration for Network under Kodi settings?


    Also can I change the default gateway eth0 Ethernet address from 192.168.1.1?

  • 1. I'm not aware of any issues with the tethered hotspot feature; the sysctl hack should not be required.

    2. Use the LE settings add-on (or connmanctl from the command line) to change the DNS servers; if none are set manually, whatever your router gives via DHCP will be used instead. If you need a gateway that's different from the one provided by DHCP, set the IP details (including DNS) manually.

  • 1. I'm not aware of any issues with the tethered hotspot feature; the sysctl hack should not be required.

    2. Use the LE settings add-on (or connmanctl from the command line) to change the DNS servers; if none are set manually, whatever your router gives via DHCP will be used instead. If you need a gateway that's different from the one provided by DHCP, set the IP details (including DNS) manually.

    Thanks for a complete answer !

  • New problem !

    milhouse was working on it per the May'17 quoted in OP.

    I searched through ConnMan | 01.org and related material online but haven't found any WiFi AP reference 😏


    1. I have the SV6051P wifi chipset on my X96mini (possibly deprecated for 4.xx kernel later), but I can only set both the WiFi and tethered settings ON in LE Configuration- can't see any SSID on my phone and Network Analyzer, while using Wired Network ON for Ethernet as public IP access.


    ( But WiFi access via default station mode is working fine.)


    2. Upon installing Network Tools and ssh'ing:


    $iw list


    # I get...


    Device supports AP-side uAPSD

    ...

    Supported interface modes:


    *managed

    *AP

    * AP/VLAN

    *monitor

    ...

    (Among) Supported commands:

    *new_interface

    *set_interface

    *start_ap

    *new_station

    ....etc


    software interface modes (can always be added)

    *AP/VLAN

    *monitor

    interface combinations are not supported

    ______


    So I am assuming that the AP mode I am looking for is indeed supported, but not configured.


    3. I searched online and found stuff related to create_ap command in hostapd ( but nothing for connmanctl.) But I am assuming start_ap in connmanctl has something to do with setting up AP mode.


    4. How can I set up this AP mode (with possibly customizing the SSID and passphrase), and then make it persistent- put it in some config file ?

    Edited once, last by shippy ().