AXIOM Beta/Wifi AP Setup

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Connecting a USB wifi dongle (that supports Soft-AP) to the AXIOM Beta USB port allows controlling the camera via wireless connection

Check your wifi card:


Turn on wifi card:

ifconfig wlan0 up

Search wifi essid/hotspot name:

iwlist wlan0 scan

Setting up Essid and password:


iwconfig wlan0 essid "yourhotspotname" key yourpassword 


iwconfig wlan0 essid "yourhotspotname" key s:asciikey 

WPA2 (tested and working) update mirrors database (it is required to connect to the Internet via Ethernet):

pacman -Syy 

install wpa_supplicant:

pacman -S wpa_supplicant

Configuration with wpa_passphrase - create basic configuration file MYSSID = name of your wireless network passphrase = password to connect to your wireless network

wpa_passphrase MYSSID passphrase > /etc/wpa_supplicant/example.conf
ip link set dev wlan0 up
wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/example.conf

if nl80211 driver does not support the given hardware. The deprecated wext driver might still support the device:

wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/example.conf
dhcpcd wlan0

Autostart connect copy config from example:

cp /etc/netctl/example/wireless-wpa /etc/netctl/wireless-wpa

edit the config for you network (interface/ESSID/key):

nano /etc/netctl/wireless-wpa

First manually check that the profile can be started successfully with:

netctl start wireless-wpa 

If the above command results in a failure, then use

journalctl -xn 
netctl status profile 

to obtain a more in depth explanation of the failure. (profile might already been started)


netctl enable wireless-wpa

This will create and enable a systemd service that will start when the computer boots. Changes to the profile file will not propagate to the service file automatically. After such changes, it is necessary to reenable the profile:

netctl reenable wireless-wpa