Laziness is a sorry excuse when your system is being hacked by criminals. What is recommended to this day is WPA2 (AES) encryption with a really complex passphrase (at least 20 characters+numbers long). And if you are not using the WiFi network, turn the feature OFF.
I experienced the same issue with my initial startup (I caused a couple) ;). I found that holding the reset button and powering on the device once made the AP active and boot seemed normal after that point. The LED on my O2+ didn't act as indicated. However, after a non-conventional firmware upgrade, I was able to see normal LED activity. I've noted that power supplied to the O2+ is definitely a big issue. My laptop can power just the Omega but, anything else (usb accessory or charge battery via Power Dock) it can't. In fact I've found only one power adapter in my house that can do-it-all and it's rated 5 volt 1.6 amp. I understand the frustration but, I see it as a challenge. Where else do you see a $9 computer carrying you without a little mud on the tires? I'm not certain which docks or expansions you have. Any additional info you can provide would be helpful.
@Scott-W-Wood I can only reply in connection with the original Omega and original Arduino Dock - I have not yet received my Omega2 and new Arduino Dock R2 - there is no documentation I can find on the latest versions that would allow me to respond definitively on them, though the photos shown on https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/omega2-5-linux-computer-with-wi-fi-made-for-iot#/ for the Arduino Dock R2 show that there are some differences and I don't know how significant these differences are.
Interesting question! I haven't done the work (my Omega2s have yet to be shipped according to the schedule), but the server you need depends on your desktop OS. If Linux within a private LAN, a NFS server would be very efficient. If using Windows, a Samba server would be preferable.
If using around the world as the original poster requested, make sure that your security is top notch. Criminals absolutely love it when they discover file servers to dump and broadcast crapware freely using your Internet account.
Why multiple posts, Mike? Why not resurect the old post where all your details were posted? You can't honestly claim that your issue has been left unresolved for a year when YOU are not responsive for a year... This clogs the forum, imo!
Oh! Are you talking about Indiegogo? Do they also issue backer numbers as well? Nonetheless, if so, be patient because the Kickstarter orders will be fulfilled first, then they will take care of Indiegogo orders.
Kit's recommendation for using VirtualBox under Windows is the best option IMO too. As for the Linux system running inside your VirtualBox virtual machine guest, any Linux flavor should do. Go from your past experience, or Kit's suggestion actually proven to work. I will personally use FreeBSD when I receive my Omega 2. You won't have problem using C/C++. I tested Netbeans a little, and it seems nice so far for me. Check also for CodeBlocks. I like it better. Best of all, all this is Free or Open Source software. Your only cost, time and patience for the learning phase.
thanks both for your input. @fossette: I'm clear about the potential of screewing up a cron-job due to relative paths, but as pointed out (and as explained by @Luciano-S being a standard-not-installed-on-openWRT-command) the missing sudo command was the problem.
@Gary-Saini It is possible to use other IDE's.
For example, I use Netbeans IDE running under Kubuntu.
For compiling C/C++ it is necessary to install the cross compilation environment and setup Netbeans to reference the environment. The resulting built binary file can then be transferred to the Omega (using e.g. scp) and run from there. While it is also possible to set up Netbeans to also transfer the binary automatically to the Omega.
Netbeans projects can be used to either use the standard C/C++ build methods or to use a specific hand crafted Makefile - I generally use the Makefile method (it is a bit easier to set up and I have a template Makefile that I tailor to any specific project). I have done this to build standalone programs and both static and dynamic libraries.
I have also used Netbeans to build Java programs (for running on the Omega under jamvm).