0

I want to set up a Raspberry Pi 3B as a Wi-Fi router/hostpot. Is there is a quick and easy way to do it without compromising network security? I love the thought of making it into a router because the Raspberry Pi is already a prime candidate for setting up local pages, VPNs, and possibly malware scanners so I can avoid slowing down my tablet with antivirus apps!

What i'm hoping to find is either few simple steps or tools/scripts that will automate the setup process for me.

Thank you for your time!

1

There are a lot of tutorials on the net for transforming the pi into a router / hotspot.

Example I Example II Example III and google will produce many more.

But Like I said in comment: As @Milliways suggested - maybe the pi is not the best option for a router as the technical sense of the term. It will be very limited. If you want something to tinker with as a powerful router take a look maybe at DDWRT or tomato. OpernWRT officially supports Pi.

If you want it as a gateway ( for malaware / ads etc ) you might want to look at the PiHole project. It can also be extended as a VPN, Network manager, Malaware scanner etc. so it might give you all the functionality you want without acting as a router.

  • 1
    @user2497 I am not going to go into the merits of ddwrt as it is out of scope. But if you want to use the rpi3 as a router - I provided you with some links already - you can always try. nothing better than hands-on experience. From my experience - it is limited. but maybe other use-case might be different so I do encourage all to just try and see for yourselves. – Obmerk Kronen Jun 29 at 3:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.