I've been trying to setup a Raspberry Pi as a WiFi router using
hostapd, yet have encountered a strange issue when trying to connect:
- Laptop (Macbook Pro 2009) finds WiFi network, yet fails to connect: being too far from the router named as possible issue.
- I connect my mobile phone to the WiFi network, after standing a bit closer, and it works fine.
- Once the phone is connected, my laptop immediately connects to the network (not having been moved), signalling full signal strength.
Could someone explain to me why this is happening on a technological level? Are there maybe ways the Raspberry Pi can be configured, so that all devices are able to connect without this strange workaround?