I have created a Real-time camera server using the Raspberry PI and I can access the live feed through the static IP address of Raspberry Pi over the LAN. But I want to create something like:

  1. When the Raspberry PI is turned on, it will have a Wi-Fi name.
  2. When I open my mobile phone Wi-Fi setting and search for Wi-Fi available there will be displayed the Raspberry PI name and after clicking on the Raspberry PI name I have to enter the password and then after connecting to Raspberry PI, I will be able to view live feed through Mobile app or in a browser(Which will be I think basically accessed through the IP address of Raspberry PI after connecting to it).

I am not able to find a way to achieve the first and second steps? Any guide or tutorial link Please share.

I am also searching but couldn't find it as I don't know its proper term.

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I have configured my raspberry pi to something like you said.

I will be able to view live feed through Mobile app or in a browser

The motion is here for you. It has a web interface that you can see the camera's stream in real-time.

How to Make Raspberry Pi Webcam Server and Stream Live Video || Motion + Webcam + Raspberry Pi

  1. When the Raspberry PI is turned on, it will have a Wi-Fi name.

Make a wifi hotspot for the raspberry pi. You can do it simply by following the procedure on this link:

Setting up a Raspberry Pi as a Wireless Access Point

After that, the raspberry pi has a "Wi-Fi name" as you mentioned, and your clients (PC, Smartphone, iOS, Android, etc)

In conclusion, after all of this two sections you can connect to raspberry pi's SSID (Wifi name) and open a web page to see the real-time streams.

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I have an idea to make your project better. You can configure the raspberry pi to show the camera web page to clients exactly after they connect to the raspberry pi's hotspot. To do that, follow this answer's procedures.

  • I have followed that instructable guide only. I will try this right away and that splash page Idea is very awesome but I am going to create a Mobile android application through which I will connect to the raspberry pi's hotspot and directly will start receiving the feed. Which I don't know how to do? can you suggest regarding this?
    – Lucifer
    Commented Feb 4, 2020 at 12:17
  • @Lucifer I suggest starting the project and do these simple steps and after that, you can start mobile side project. You can make an app to always doing something. For example, the app always is listening to http://raspberrypi:8080 and shows the output to a web-view box. If you have connected to the raspberry pi, everything is going well and if you disconnected, it shows a message which can be "something went wrong, make sure the connection of the raspberry pi wifi". Commented Feb 4, 2020 at 12:51
  • Hey, I followed the procedure stated in this: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/88438/… to create Raspberry Pi as an access point but raspberry pi isn't acting as a WAP
    – Lucifer
    Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 7:52
  • @Lucifer Did you set an IP address to the wlan0? Which part do you stock? Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 7:54
  • I followed the above answer whose Link I have given till the creating of the splash page. I didn't do any extra things. Also, I connected the ethernet cable to the PI and turned Wi-Fi was on. Then I rebooted the system and I didn't log in to PI user just to test. Still no WAP.
    – Lucifer
    Commented Feb 5, 2020 at 9:36

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