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I've got a Raspberry Pi 3 B and I'd like to be able to remotely control it even when I can't establish a connection to any Wi-Fi router.

I'm using my Android phone as a remote access device, it has some SSH tools that should work in such a scenario, but the problem is with creating an access point for both devices to connect to.

So I was wondering, is it possible to create an access point using the on-board Wi-Fi that would allow my Android phone to connect to it and SSH into the Pi? At the same time I want my other USB Wi-Fi adapter to continue capturing network packets for example.

The idea is to use one Wi-Fi adapter as an access point for my Android device for the SSH connection and the other for some other unrelated network activity.

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Okay, I'm sorry for not doing more thorough research before asking, but I've spent quite a few hours trying to find something and I couldn't find anything that would even remotely seem to work.

Just after I've asked, I've noticed a similar question on SE that didn't really answer my problem, but it coincidentally linked to a page that has solved my problem. The guide was really easy to follow and could have been done with basic copy-pasting, unlike the ones I've tried before, making it completely foolproof.

I've tested connecting to my RPi from my Android phone and it works neatly. Both application that I use for RPi control, RasPi Check and JuiceSSH, work just as expected.

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