i use this https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md tutorial to turn raspberry pi3 to an access point and also i write a script to hide the ssid and another script to remove the access point but after running each script i should reboot the the raspi to see the changes. i want to know is there a way to switch between access point mode and none access point mode(remove the access point) or access point and hiding the ssid without rebooting the raspi? or is there any script that do this and i can use it? thank you update: the raspi should connect to the internet with ethernet cable while it become an AP and while it switch to the client mode it also connects to the internet with wifi and also ethernet cable.
To verify your network environment and to keep things as simple as possible I suggest to use Raspbian Stretch Lite for a check up. In a first step you should setup an access point with a wired ethernet uplink to your internet router. You can follow this Check up - Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point. If it is running then with this know how you can install Raspbian Stretch with desktop and recommended software from scratch from the image. This way you can improve the installation step by step to your needs.
But you should know that you cannot manage the network from the Graphical User Interface. This is because we are using
systemd-networkd but supported is default
dhcpcd without modifications.
Please tell me what Checkpoint fails.