Following Raspberry Pi's own tutorial for setting up an access point (https://github.com/raspberrypi/documentation/blob/master/configuration/wireless/access-point.md) from a clean Raspbian Buster image with updated and upgraded packages, Raspbian crashes consistently when connecting to the access point from another computer. The access point is from a USB dongle on the Pi.
I'm obviously unable to share what's logged to the screen since the Pi becomes completely unresponsive and the only way to recover it is to pull the power and then plug it back in.
I was able to narrow down the problem by running through the same tutorial on the
2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite archived Raspbian image. I followed the exact same steps with the same hardware (but without upgrading the packages!) and everything worked fine as before.
It seems the the problem is due to some updated package in the past few months, but I can't seem to narrow down exactly which one.
Has anyone else experienced something similar?