RPi 3 B+, hotspot is using internal wifi, internet is using dongle, how do I switch?


#1

Basically, whenever I set up my Astrobox this happens.

The connection to the internet seems to be the dongle, and the hotspot seems to be the internal wifi.

Ultimately I don’t want a dongle, I just want to use the internet wifi and have it connect to my network, I don’t need a hot spot.

What am I missing?


#2

Good question. We always use wlan0 to connect to external networks and wlan1 as a hotspot. You RPI must be mapping the HW interfaces as such. You might want to try starting without a dongle, which will map the internal was wlan0. You can then insert the dongle and reboot.

Let me know if this helps.


#3

I tried for a good solid couple of days, the only way I was able to get it to select the internal wifi is use ethernet initially which gave it the hotspot, found the IP and set it up that way.


#4

Yes, that’s another way. For other coming to this post, we also wrote this: https://astroprint.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000337286-How-do-I-setup-AstroBox-Gateway-without-dongle-hotspot-