Is there a way to force PiAware to use an external USB WiFi dongle without disabling the internal WiFi adapter on the Raspberry Pi 4?
I am wanting to use a WiFi USB dongle with an external antenna to reach a remote router for internet access. I see the instructions for disabling the internal WiFi adapter (using rfkill set to yes) which causes wlan0 to be assigned to the WiFi USB dongle. That works fine - PiAware connects using the USB WiFi. However, I want to keep the internal WiFi enabled.
I tried assigning the internal adapter to wlan1 by creating a rules file in /etc/udev/rules.d/72-wlan-geo-dependent.rules. This worked in that it assigns the internal WiFi to wlan1, but when PiAware boots, there is no wlan0 even with the USB dongle plugged in.
It appears PiAware searches for a matching MAC address for the internal WiFi adapter, and if found, configures it and only it for WiFi regardless of what wlanx it is assigned to. Is there a way around this?