I'm trying to follow through Ingo's guide here(Configuring Raspberry pi as Router, WiFi and Ethernet Bridge. One way or the other I can't seem to get it working though. I'm on Raspbian Buster. I'm using a pi 3B v2, with a working usb network adapter. After my first failure, I flashed a new microSD card and then (tried) followed the various posts:

  • Use systemd-networkd for general networking here
  • Next: Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point - the easy way here. Creating the exact same four interface configuration files (02-br0.netdev / 08-wlan0.network / 12-br0_add-eth0.network / 16-br0_up.network), modified the [email protected] according the example. Up to the point where the guide says to reboot and check if the bridge works.

I have the pi connected to a monitor + keyboard. The first thing I do after rebooting is run ifconfig to check network adapters and status. This then shows only the lo with

I am at a loss on how to proceed. Any help or tip will be hugely appreciated!

FYI My internet provider hands out a range of Purpose would be to connect eth1 to the internet switch. Wlan0 + eth0 would then be bridged and serve out DHCP

  • While Ingo certainly has expertise with systemd-networkd his tutorials are difficult to follow (he uses Here Script, which obscure the file content and is running as root, without explaining how or why). [SystemdNetworkd]raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/a/117843/8697 is a simpler tutorial. Either way you need to include the contents of your files for anyone to answer.
    – Milliways
    Commented Aug 15, 2021 at 1:13
  • NOTE don't use ifconfig which is deprecated, use ip a; ip r
    – Milliways
    Commented Aug 15, 2021 at 1:13
  • Extremely late to the show, but thanks anyway! Any way to get mail notifications when a reply comes?
    – ipanini
    Commented Jul 11, 2023 at 6:13


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