IMPORTANT: How To Secure Volumio Hotspot

As many of you know, Volumio2 creates an open hotspot by default if not connected to any wireless network.

This might be unsafe (even if we isolate the wireless network from the rest of your network), so you have two ways of solving the issue (we’re releasing an update soon, this will be a workaround in the meanwhile):

  • Move /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf to /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf.bak and /etc/hostapd/hostapd-edimax.conf to /etc/hostapd/hostapd-edimax.conf.bak
  • Add encryption to the Volumio network, by adding






Hi there.

I’ve tried to do this a number of times, but my hotspot always fails to start up after applying the changes and rebooting.

I’m a complete newbie - could you show me the full contents of these files following the changes?

Should I then expect the hotspot to prompt me to enter the password when connecting?

Many thanks,

Hi Treve,
at this point you would better use the latest version (which is in pre-test, that’s why it has not been released yet). …

It is secured by default, the password is volumio2

let me know

Thanks a lot - I’ll give that a try this evening!