Connecting the Omega to Wi-Fi Hotspot that Requires Login
In order to connect to some Wi-Fi hostspots in certain hotels or restaurants, you will need to first connect to the Wi-Fi and login via your browser before you can access the Internet. Since the Omega does not have a browser, you will need to use your computer or smartphone to login for the Omega. To connect the Omega to one of these Wi-Fi hotspots, following the following instruction:
1. Enable the Access Point (AP) on the Omega
|Access Point on the Omega should be enabled by default. If it isn’t already enabled, you will need to connect to the Omega via the [[serial terminal||Tutorials/Connecting-to-Omega-via-Serial-Terminal]]. Then, to enable the Access Point, you will need to edit
config wifi-iface option device 'radio0' option network 'wlan' option mode 'ap' option ssid 'Omega AP' option encryption 'psk2' option key 'onioneer'
Then, to restart the Wi-Fi service with the new configuration:
Your Access Point should be turned on at this point.
2. Connect the Omega to the Wifi router
Next, you will need to connect the Omega to the Wi-Fi hotspot of the hotel/restaurants you are in. To do this, you will use the
root@Omega-0104:/# wifisetup Onion Omega Wifi Setup Select from the following: 1) Scan for Wifi networks 2) Type network info q) Exit Selection:
Just follow the instruction to scan the Wi-Fi network and connect to it.
3. Use Your Computer/Smartphone to Login for the Omega
At this point, your Omega is connected to the Wi-Fi hotspot for the hotel/restaurant, as well as serving its own access point, and the Omega is setup to relay information back and forth between these two Wi-Fi interfaces. This means that you can connect your computer/smartphone to the AP of your Omega, and be able to access data from the Wi-Fi hotspot.
If you open up a browser and browse to any website, you should be redirected to a page asking you to login, as if you are connected to the Wi-Fi hotspot directly. You simply need to login to the network with your computer, and your Omega should be able to access the Internet as well.