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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.

  • Please clarify what "it waits" refers to. – goldilocks Nov 4 '19 at 19:36
  • The boot sequence stops until the Ethernet cable is plugged in with a live Internet connection – Nick Nov 4 '19 at 19:49
  • <_< At what point? Your question is written as if people will recognize the scenario based on your bare minimum description. That could happen, but not likely, so it might behoove you to add some details that might be recognizable or ring a bell with someone. – goldilocks Nov 4 '19 at 20:03
  • @goldilocks 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 allowemphasized text 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 – Nick Nov 4 '19 at 20:07
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    Take ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx out of /boot/cmdline.txt – Dougie Nov 4 '19 at 20:14

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