I’m using a Fin with balenaOS 2.26.0+rev1 and I want to modify the WifiConnect app to make my own permanent hotspot, whilst still having the Fin connected to Balena via a cellular modem or the ethernet. I have some questions;
- dnsmasq can’t run in the container as it seems to be running on the host OS. How does the WifiConnect app stop dnsmasq before starting it’s own instance?
- If I stop the main dnsmasq running on the host OS somehow, will I prevent the device from being connected to BalenaCloud? I want the wifi hotspot and the host OS connection to be maintained simultaneously.
Any input greatly appreciated. I can see the custom hotspot, but I am not given an IP address as dnsmasq won’t run due to it already running in the host OS. I’m using the Python example given on the Balena support page mixed with the hotspot settings from here:
and the python from
Given the hotspot works it seems all I need is to figure the DHCP part out!