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Hi roboberry,

I did what you asked and it wouldn't join my home network or create the hotspot with the edits. I followed your conversation with Steve and updated my wpa_supplicant.conf from:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
network={
ssid="Word Word Word Word"
psk="my password"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}

to:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country=US
network={
ssid="Word Word Word Word"
psk="my password"
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}

Now it works. Thank you. I think it might be good to add a note to the tutorial to make sure wpa_supplicant.conf has the update_config=1 and country=xx lines to it.

It does seem to still have connection bugs on at least the home network side. When I know it's just joined the network, I can SSH into it and use SSH for a short while (5 minutes or so), but it drops the network permanently and doesn't create the hotspot (I don't have the crontab set up to on a timer to keep checking). So I have to hard power cycle it and it works again. If I wait after it's been running for a while, then try to SSH into it, it's already lost the network.

Do you think this issue is tied to the issue that you verified and had a quick fix of adding the down/up lines?
ip link set dev "$wifidev" down
ip link set dev "$wifidev" up