I have Raspberry Pi B+, and a compatible (I have checked, it worked), Wi-Fi module for the Pi. I am also using Raspbian.

My task is build a router using the Pi, (with a Wi-Fi access point).

But, one important detail there. I don't need internet access on this setup. This setup will only give us communication between Wi-Fi (1 or more) and Ethernet (1) clients.

For example, in this LAN:

  • - is the Pi itself
  • - Ethernet client
  • - Wi-Fi client #1
  • - Wi-Fi client #2
  • ...

How do I build a router using Pi, which works without internet by the method described above?


You will need to make a bridge between wlan0 and eth0 networks.

Here are the commands you need to run:

brctl addbr br0 #Create bridge interface

brctl addif br0 eth0 wlan0 #Add interfaces to the bridge

Now you can proceed with DHCP/other things. Interface what you will need to use there - br0, not the wlan0/eth0 ones.

For Raspbian the /etc/network/interfaces file:

iface eth0 inet manual

iface wlan0 inet manual

iface br0 inet static

bridge_ports eth0 eth1

#address/netmask/whatever ...

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