I configured my raspberry pi as an access point and I connected my laptop to the wifi network of the pi. However I was not able to reach the pi PING : 56 data bytes ping: sendto: No route to host Request timeout for icmp_seq 0 ping: sendto: No route to host Request timeout for icmp_seq 1 I tried multiple configurations and even end up using raspAP but the result remained the same.

Thanks for your help.

  • What happens if you connect to the ethernet address?
    – Dougie
    May 9, 2023 at 21:24
  • "I configured my raspberry pi as an access point" How? What does ip a and ip r show? How are you trying to connect?
    – Milliways
    May 9, 2023 at 22:38
  • @Milliways I tried something else : I followed the tutorial raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/95072/… with wlan1 as access point and wlan0 as client
    – Steph
    May 14, 2023 at 19:34
  • But the access point doesn't seems to be created
    – Steph
    May 14, 2023 at 19:34
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    DO NOT put detail in Comments EDIT your Question
    – Milliways
    May 14, 2023 at 23:55

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The post by Ingo should work (if you followed it) but I find his posts difficult to replicate and developed a simplified method to setup a Stand Alone Access Point

It is not entirely clear what you are trying to do.
One thing however, if using multiple interfaces the results are unpredictable unless you use Predictable Network Interface Names or write your own udev rules.

The on-board WiFi will normally be wlan0, but there is a potential race condition.

If you want to use 2 wireless interfaces I suggest you Enable predictable network i/f names in the Advanced option of raspi_config.

Your other interfaces will then have names like wlx00c140123456

See Predictable Network Interface Names in How to set up networking/WiFi

  • Thank you. I think I followed the steps of the post (except that I used nano rather than cat > ... <<EOF to edit the files). I'm trying to create an access point with a USB dongle (I don't really need internet connexion because the network will be used to stream video from the pi)
    – Steph
    May 15, 2023 at 9:03

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