The forums seem to have been updated to block file upload links from new users. I had to review your first posts with them and approve/restore them but I didn’t see your latest post at all. I just updated your forum membership from “new user” to “regular” so hopefully that doesn’t happen again. If it does let me know and I’ll look at those settings again.
I read through and it looks like our remaining issues are
- Persistent GUI hotspot
- Internet forwarding
- Accessing domain names
- Two ip ranges are available
I don’t have much experience with Network Manager so it’s going to take some googling/researching to figure these out. Once the hotspot is persistent we can check the other settings
From this post there’s a comment that says to open /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot and change “autoconnect=false” to “autoconnect=true”. Maybe try editing that with “sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/Hotspot”.
If that works can you paste the output of “sudo iptables --list”. That would tell me if the internet forwarding rules are there and what they are. The internet domain names not being accessible is likely related to internet forwarding not working. When the http://rachel.pi address didn’t work, did you write in the “http://” or just “rachel.pi” ? I’ve noticed on some devices you have to put in the http://.
This post I found talks about that 10.42.0.1 IP. It seems like it’s a DHCP setting that’s set through the network manager interface for connection sharing.
Hope that works.