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Headless end user setup



  • Greetings to everyone.

    I’ve been trying to think of a solution to a problem which would make it easier for the end user to setup their mirror.

    I would like to be able to setup a mirror and then ship it across the country with an easy way for the end user to set it up ( i.e. connect to his WiFi ) without the need for a keyboard and mouse.

    Ive looked at using a remote App on a smart phone, but connecting via bluetooth requires some input on the mirror side.

    I recently came across something the ESP8266 guys use.

    Basically it works like this. On first boot the device puts itself into hotspot mode and then runs a captive portal. You then connect your Phone, Tablet or PC to the hostpot, get an IP and fill in the details required via the captive portal web page.

    So you can add your WiFi name, password, location, Time Zone, API Keys, etc.

    Then on reboot it disables the internal AP and sets itself to join the clients WiFi using the credentials you entered.

    Links to the system:

    https://tzapu.com/esp8266-wifi-connection-manager-library-arduino-ide/
    https://github.com/tzapu/WiFiManager

    The code is written in MicroPython

    Does anyone know if anything similar exists that would work on a Pi ?

    Thanks
    Lionel


  • Module Developer

    Take a look at Comitup



  • Awesome thank you.

    Ive been searching for about 2 weeks. 🤔

    I will give it a try.


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