I have a web application which will be connected with some mobiles devices. The problem is that the application will be deployed in a Raspberry Pi 3 without internet connection.

So, I am trying to create a local Wi-Fi network to solve this problem.

I have seen this tutorial: How-To: Turn a Raspberry Pi into a WiFi router but it is necessary an Ethernet connection.

Is there a way to create/enable a local Wi-Fi connection between a Raspberry Pi and mobile devices?

  • dalcala, I am trying to do the same thing.. but the given link from thewaywewere is no longer available. Do you have some more detail steps to share ?
    – MFAL
    Commented Sep 25, 2019 at 10:11

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The post Using your new Raspberry Pi 3 as a WiFi access point with hostapd will guide you setting up a local access point for connecting WiFi enabled devices directly to Pi 3.

Below is the 2 major software components used.

hostapd - This is the package that allows you to use the built in WiFi as an access point
dnsmasq - This is a combined DHCP and DNS server that's very easy to configure

There are 4 key steps to get it being setup.

  1. Configure your wlan0 interface
  2. Configure hostapd (host access point daemon)
  3. Config dnsmasq
  4. Setup IPv4 packet forwarding

Hope this help.

  • My project works as expected after following the post. Thank you very much!
    – dalcala
    Commented Jun 17, 2017 at 19:04
  • @dalcala You are welcome! Commented Jun 17, 2017 at 19:15

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