I just received my ESP8266 board (from adafruit) today. I have started to look around to see how it works and saw a lot of tutorials and support, but I did not find what I would like to do.
I would like to use the ESP8266 as a module which allows to access to wifi from a linux board (let say rapsberry for example), just like a dongle. I have understood ESP8266 is much more than that, but is there a way to flash a firmware on the esp8266 and build linux kernel with a driver in a way that I could use esp8266 to create an access point from the linux board ?
My goal is then to create a local web server on the linux board.
Is that possible ? Thank you !