I'd like to set up a Pi Zero as both a WiFi client and an access point using the built-in WiFi module. Most tutorials I see assume that the Pi has internet connectivity, but I want to set mine up to be offline. Specifically, when a WiFi connection is available, the Pi should connect to it. At the same time, it should act as an access point that I can connect to and SSH into the Pi, or view some content served by a web server on the Pi on the local LAN it creates, all offline.

How would I go about tuning wpa_supplicant, hostapd, and the network interfaces to achieve this?


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This tutorial sounds like it might meet your WiFi setup requirements: http://imti.co/post/145442415333/raspberry-pi-3-wifi-station-ap

  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers might be deleted.
    – Ghanima
    Sep 28, 2017 at 20:04

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