I've found the necessary details for setting up the Galileo V1 to make use of its attached WiFi card and thus make use of Wifi inside my apartment. (Making use of Wifi services in a hackerspace that doesn't use the same methods of connection is next.) What I'm interested in doing next is configuring the device so that I can provide an IP address to something connected to its Ethernet port via a crossover cable for Ethernet. I freely admit I'm at something at a loss regarding the process however.
I might also mention that I'm returning to the Galileo V1 after a rather long hibernation as applied to it. I can also provide further details for why I'm interested in setting up the Galileo V1 in such a form and what it will be connected to. However the connected-to board is outside the scope of our discussions.
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I believe you are looking something like this https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2014/05/20/using-intel-galileo-as-access-point Using Intel® Galileo as access point | Intel® Developer Zone
I've never tried to do this before but I guess you would need to use the hostapd package. You can download it from http://repo.opkg.net/galileo/ Index of /galileo following the instructions from http://alextgalileo.altervista.org/package-repo-configuration-instructions.html Galileo Package Repo Configuration Instructions .
Some information on hostapd https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Hostapd Hostapd - Gentoo Wiki
We are talking about having the board do what the router its Ethernet port is connected to here? I should explain further....
The board has on its bottom a Mini PCIe slot, typically used for an appropriate WiFi card, and indeed one is installed. That means that the board follows the steps outlined in "Make:Getting Started with Intel Galileo", which is a book by author Matt Richardson.
To make things work for my chosen card (WiFi) I would need to put on it the required firmware that is available from an outside source, (Outside of this Intel site) and run a series of sketches for the Arduino based code it understands away from its Yocto based Linux internals. And I have done that before, but not for what I am planning.
The board would then be serving IP addresses from its Ethernet (wired) to that other board via an ordinary crossover Ethernet cable.
That is what I am planning on doing.