So the latte-panda has a built in antenna for wifi. Unfortunately I throw it away thinking that I wouldn’t need it. In terms of setting up a wifi access point, I think I can do it just fine with a usb wifi dongle, but it definitely adds more lights to something that seems to keep gaining more and more light sources. Having built in wifi and being able to use the onboard micro-sd card would have gone a long way to making a more sleek network host. I guess I’ll just have to keep going.
So for making an access point, I have two network devices. The ethernet enx00e04c367344, and wifi, wlan0. So I need to install and configure hostapd, install dnsmasq. Set up the wifi interface, and forward the traffic with iptables.