Is it possible to change the wifi IP to a more suitable local network IP number such as 192.168.1.xxx - so as to make it accessible to a few devices?
Hi, why would that make it more accessible? 192.168.1.xxx is very likely to get into conflict with your actual home network.
I want to be able to network to/from that pi from all my other machines and pi’s on my local network for transferring data and files via wifi not cable and I don’t want to use the default wifi IP. 172.xxx.xxx.xxx to access the web interface/transfer data
If I can simply edit /etc/network/interfaces or /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf files fair enough - that is my question. I like to be specific with my local network IP numbers, I’m running 12 machines.
So all of the machines are connected to the hotspot network hosted by one of the Pi’s? If so, edit these files on it:
Set the IP values and ranges as you like.
See my reply here on how to assign fixed addresses to your other devices: FAQs - Pisound Docs
Fabulous - Thanks!