I followed the instructions here https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point-routed.md

The pi isn't showing up on my phone when I look at things to connect to, and the pi itself can't connect to the internet, it says "no wireless interfaces found."

Does anyone have any idea of what I did wrong? or at the very least, how to reconnect it to the internet so I can try again.

thank you

  • which model pi is it? Feb 17 at 2:17
  • @jsotola is that a static IP address Feb 17 at 4:28
  • @JaromandaX it's a pi 3 Feb 17 at 4:29
  • @JacobWilson apologies ... yes, did you define a static IP address
    – jsotola
    Feb 17 at 4:48
  • @jsotola if that's the part where I added interface wlan0 static ip_address= nohook wpa_supplicant to dhcpcd.conf then yes I did it. Feb 17 at 19:21

The tutorial from the official Raspberry Pi web site is known to work but it uses traditional networking technology with additional helper programs (hostapd, dnsmasq, iptables) mixed up with modern systemd-networkd. For my opinion it is not very intuitive but error prone and does not illustrate the powerful networking issues of systemd-networkd.

I suggest to try a clean systemd-networkd solution as shown at Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point - the easy way. For a routed solution you can use section ♦ Setting up an access point and with eth0, with NAT (recommended).

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