I've seen a fair number of internet sites and forums that provide details on how to turn the Pi into an access point or a router.
I've also seen that there are plenty of how tos out there on how to turn the Pi into a NAS drive I'm not really concerned about that part of this project.
What I'd like to be able to do is to sort of combine those two ideas.
I'd like to have the Pi generate it's own network that I can connect to either via ssh or to be able to treat an attached usb drive as a NAS drive, but without the presence of a pre existing wifi network or LAN connection.
As I said above I'm not worried about the NAS part of this. What I'd like to know is if the Pi can be used to make a non internet connected standalone self generated wifi network.
Thoughts on if this is possible and how would be appreciated. Thank you for your time, Jon