Example for setting up Photon as Access point?

I am wanting to set up a Photon as an Access point for a local MQTT network instead of using a commercial router.

I do not require any web pages, just a point that can facilitate communications between my remote nodes and main controller hosting the Broker and application.

Currently this only works for Listening Mode. But you can use SYSTEM_THREAD(ENABLED) to keep the broker running “in parallel”.

I’m not sure how far the SoftAP for application use is in any of the dev branches for local builds, but Listening Mode may give you an option to get started with this.

BTW, the SoftAP can only serve a few concurrent connections (max 7 IIRC).