For our project, we want to use an iPad/tablet as a slave. More specific, we’re building a kind-of POS system, and want to use an iPad/tablet for customers to register itself in the system. Also for more features like customer identifying him/herself.
Now we’re investigating the best way to do this. Our top choice so far is creating an Wi-Fi access point on the UP Board with a USB dongle, because we’d like to use the built-in Wi-Fi chip for connecting to the internet. The iPad can connect to the access point and register itself in the system (little bit of security). But if someone has any tips on how they’d to it or how they’ve done it, we’re really interested to know!
My second question, I saw the page regarding Wi-Fi dongles from Balena (https://www.balena.io/docs/reference/hardware/wifi-dongles/), but it seems like this page is focussing on the RPI, and not other Balena devices like the UP Squared (correct me if I’m wrong). We’d like to use a Wi-Fi dongle that relatively new, so that we don’t have problems in the nearby future that the Wi-Fi dongle is being discontinued. We have some experience with TP-Link that just discontinues a Wi-Fi dongle or creating a new version with a different chipset and driver. We’d like to avoid that obviously. So, does someone have any suggestions on a stable Wi-Fi dongle? (preferably as small as possible)
Thanks in advance!