I have a PI with WiFi dongle and I would like to make my PI additional WiFi Access Point. I’ve already had WiFi AccessPoint, but there are some places in my house where signal is very poor. Fortunately, my Pi is working just near this place, so I have idea to make PI as additional Access Point.
- PI connected to wired network (somewhere in the network there is gateway, DNS, DHCP and all other stuff)
- WiFi dongle is plugged into PI, already configured with SSID (ABC123)
- Somewhere in the house, there is another AccessPoint with the same SSID (ABC123) – channels are not interfering
I want to make my PI as another WiFi AccessPoint with exactly the same SSID, and connected to the same LAN network. So, device switching from regular AccessPoint to PI Point will not receive a new IP address (DHCP not from PI, but from LAN), but it will just change AccessPoint. All traffic from WiFi will be bridged to LAN, and all LAN traffic will be directed to WiFi (except this directed to PI).
At the same time, I would like to use my PI as before - PI has its services visible in LAN network. I thought to configure bridge, but I have no idea how to do this.
Could you help and introduce some concept?