I’ve configured a RPi as a wireless router according to this linkIf everything is connected. All is well unless I boot without the Ethernet cable plugged in and internet connected, in which case it waits until I plug the cable in. I don’t need internet connectivity since I just need to connect local RPi into a network. What setting do I need to change to rectify this?
Update with information from comments:
The boot sequence stops, and does not continue, until the Ethernet cable is plugged in with a live Internet connection.
I can’t say exactly where in the boot sequence, but I suspect it’s ti do with the configuration of the dhcpd.conf file which allows the Wi-fi dongle to be hot plugged but sets up the eth0 interface differently. IIRC when a Pi boots normally there is a point in the boot sequence when the Pi waits for a network connection but times out after a short while and places the waiting process into the background.