So I have set up my raspberry pi as a wireless access point using HostAPD and Bridge.

I have bridged my wlan0 to eth0. And I can connect to my Access Point successfully. But I also have a webserver on that Pi. And with the access point software I cannot seem to be able to connect to my pi via SSH over ethernet. Like I usually would.

I have scanned my network and my raspberry pi does not show up anymore, so I cant SSH to it or use It as a WebServer

It there any way I can allow this or is this a direct limitation of using the Pi as a WAP Bridge?

Thank you

  • When you connect via Wifi, can you if see sshd is running and on what IP address it is listening? Commented Feb 10, 2018 at 17:41

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Try assigning an IP address to the bridge interface (e.g. br0),


adding an IP to br0 solved this problem for me. thanks.

  • raspbian 10.3: /etc/network/interfaces
auto br0
iface br0 inet static
  bridge_ports eth0 wlan0
  • thank you for the advice, the easiest fix I've seen. IP addresses of course have to comply with your routers network its not 10.0... for all
    – sleepyhead
    Commented Nov 20, 2021 at 10:40

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