Lots of new stuff in MoodleBox 4.0.0

With version 4.0.0, MoodleBox enters a new era!

November 9, 2021

With version 4.0.0, MoodleBox enters a new era!

MoodleBox 4.0.0 brings a number of new features, including AP+STA mode, which allows the MoodleBox to connect to an existing Wi-Fi network and act as a wireless access point for other devices at the same time. This mode allows full MoodleBox functionality with the Raspberry Pi 3A+, Zero W, and the newly released Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.

And thanks to new optimised firmware, MoodleBox 4.0.0 now reliably supports 20 Wi-Fi clients.

MoodleBox 4.0.0 is now based on Bullseye, the Debian 11 release.

Debian Bullseye

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Here are the main new features of MoodleBox version 4.0.0.

  • AP+STA mode
  • Full support for Raspberry Pi 3A+, Zero W and Zero 2 W; it is not recommended to use the Zero W RPi, which is too slow for a MoodleBox
  • Based on the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS Lite from October 10, 2021, with Debian version 11, Bullseye
  • Moodle version 3.11.4
  • A new version of the MoodleBox plugin for Moodle allows to change the IP address of the MoodleBox Wi-Fi network
  • Many other performance improvements and fixes

Have a look at the release notes on Github for all info about this release.