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aedwa2
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How can I change the ip address of AP mode from 192.168.42.1 to something else

I have a system with three Edison's each of which is in AP mode. They have different ssid's so I can connect to whichever one I want with an ESP8266 so that seems fine. But I anticipate problems and it is certainly difficult for development to not be able to log onto the one I want because they all have the same address.

The only place I can find 192.168.42.1 is in this file wpa_cli-actions.sh

The address is hard coded with this line

ifconfig $GIFNAME 192.168.42.1 up

I am looking for a config file that has the address but can't find it.

I would like each of my units to work with a different address for example

192.168.42.1

192.168.43.1

192.168.44.1

etc.

Allen

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idata
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Hi Allen,

 

 

Thanks for your interest in the Intel Edison Platform.

 

 

We appreciate all the information provided. Please let us investigate a little bit more and as soon as we find useful information we'll let you know.

Thanks for your patience during the meantime

 

 

Regards,

 

-Yermi

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Allen,

 

 

Thanks for your patience. I have been investigating how to accomplish it, since the AP mode is supported through hostapd, I have been modifying the /etc/hostapd/udhcpd-for-hostapd.conf file following this: http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Wireless_AP_with_udhcpd_and_NAT http://wiki.alpinelinux.org/wiki/Wireless_AP_with_udhcpd_and_NAT, however, the Edison always shows the same IP, 192.186.42.1. I would like to let you know that I'll continue investigating in order to know how it could be perform. If you have any update, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

-Yermi

 

aedwa2
New Contributor III
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Thank you for your effort on my behalf. I wanted to let you know that I have worked around this issue and no longer need to change the address. There does not seem to be a conflict between two APs with the same address. It only is a conflict if they are on the same network and that can't happen with two APs. Again, thank you for your efforts.

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