I have a small webapplication to read a small amount of simple data out of an MySQL database. I want to make this portable, easy to use and fysical as small as possible. A Raspberry PI 3 seems like a very interesting choice.

I know that the PI 3 is capable of serving as webserver and has built in WiFi.

My question here is: is it possible to use just one Raspberry PI 3 that serves as webserver and can I use the WiFi of the same PI 3 to connect my smartphone in the PI's network and access the webapplication through that wifi connection?

Many thanks in advance.


Yes, it's possible. I have a rpi with lamp web/database server accessible through the pi's wifi card and also allowing access to the internet while the Pi is plugged into my RG via ethernet.

  • Can you give more information about how to set the wireless network up? – ChThy Feb 18 '17 at 18:05

The easiest way to set up wlan is with the wpa_supplicant:

  1. If you have Raspbian as OS type in:

    apt-get install wpa_supplicant

  2. Create a config file for your network:

    wpa_passphrase [ssid of your network] [passphrase/password] > /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

  3. And start the connection with the created config file:

    wpa_supplicant -i [Your wireless network interface] -D wext -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -B dhcpcd wlp0s1

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