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Connect Android and Pi 3 via network socket using Pi 3 as an access point

Cross post with https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52596484/connect-android-and-pi-3-via-network-socket-using-pi-3-as-an-access-point, please delete if this isn't allowed. My plan here is to create ...
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systemd-networkd: Bond Ethernet and Wifi (USB Dongle), AP with Raspi 3b+ on board Wifi

Raspbian Buster Lite, Raspi 3b+ I want to bond ethernet (eth0) and a USB wifi dongle (wlan1) for network/internet access. This part I've managed with success, dynamic failover works perfectly. The ...
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Setting up an SSL certificate on a web-server hosted by a Raspberry Pi?

I'm developing a bat detector and I've set up the Raspberry Pi to operate its own Apache Web server on its own access point. The idea is that client devices can then connect to the access point to ...
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Starting an access point on RPi 4 model 4 with an external wifi adapter

Im trying to start a routed access point using an external wifi adapter (TL-wn725n). I followed the official tutorial using the built in chip and everything was fine but then I retried using the ...
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Setting up a routed access point stops at ip configuration

Im using a RPi 4 model b. I used this tutorial to configure an external wifi adapter, ( I just replaced wlan0 with wlan1 at every step), the AP worked fine. I then installed a library (nexmon_csi) to ...
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Setting up a wifi access point using an external wifi adapter

Im trying to set up my RPi model 4 b 2Gb to act as an access point. Im using the built in chip in monitor mode using nexmon_csi library. The library is tested and working fine. When I plug in the new ...
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Configure USB Wi-Fi dongle as stand-alone access point with systemd-networkd

After much research, I believe I have a unique situation. I am using a Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Raspbian 11 (Bullseye). I want to have a two Wi-Fi connections. One that connects to an existing Wi-Fi AP, ...
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How to setup pi-hole on rpi running wireless ap?

I have rpi setup as wireless ap using the below link as instructions. Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point - the easy way My exact setup is the one marked as 'recommended' in above link. I ...
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WiFi access point fails with brcmf_cfg80211_change_iface: iface validation failed: err=-16

I was trying to set-up an access point at the same time as I have a station (client) connection and I kept hitting a brcmf_cfg80211_change_iface: iface validation failed: err=-16 error seen in syslog ...
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Raspberry Pi Access Point name instead of IP

I've created an access point on my Pi, and created a website. I can connect my pi with an ethernet cable to my laptop (with shared internet) so that the Pi goes into a subnet, and can connect to ...
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Hostapd settings or better USB WiFi adapter to use for access point

I currently have my RPi 3B setup as an access point using a USB WiFi adapter with the USB id: Bus 001 Device 004: ID 148f:5572 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5572 Wireless Adapter I am using the ...
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Can't start hostAPD. Job for hostapd.service failed because the control process exited with error code

Problem I am using raspberry 3B. I want to make it as a wireless router. I added TP-Link TL-WN725N as an extra wireless device which uses wlan1 as interface name. The device works flawlessly as a ...
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Clarification on Access point as WiFi repeater, optional with bridge needed

Regarding the detailed instructions for Access point as WiFi repeater, optional with bridge here: Access point as WiFi repeater, optional with bridge Since the raspberry pi 3 b+ has only one radio, ...
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OVS + Hostapd Raspberry pi setup

My experimental aim is to create OVS+Hostapd on raspberrypi 3B Module connected to PC as sdn controller. initial ovs configuration is ovs-vsctl add-br0 br0 ovs-vsctl add-port br0 eth0 Setting up ...
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Setting up Raspberry Pi 4B to be a wifi access point

I want my Raspberry Pi 4B to create a wireless network that connects to my router, without using any external devices to assist the pi (ie. a secondary router or an antennae that would connect to the ...
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Is Pi 4 in Access Point mode slower than as a WiFi client?

I see multiple sources that confirm that the Pi 4 can reach practical WiFi transfer speeds of ~100 Mbps as a WiFi client. When I follow this tutorial on turning it into a wireless access point, ...
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I want a raspberry pi network bridge to my non-wireless PC with the same IP address if my PC had wireless internet (192.168.1.xx and not 192.168.56.x)

I want a raspberry pi network bridge to my non-wireless PC with the same IP address if my PC had wireless internet (192.168.1.xx and not 192.168.56.x) I connect the pc to the internet via raspberry ...
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Pi used as WiFi Repeater not showing in network scan, can't connect to it either

I followed this description to set up my Pi as a WiFi repeater and it works perfectly. BUT now it doesn't seem to be available from the "source" network (WiFi A in the drawing). My plan was ...
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Make wifi onboard as an access point and wifi dongle as a client

I want to turn my raspberry pi 3 witch installed Raspbian OS to access point and client to access wifi and bridge these two each other (in this question it's better to skip this bridge part). Exactly, ...
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switch raspberry pi from client mode to access point mode without rebooting

i use this https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md tutorial to turn raspberry pi3 to an access point and also i write a script to hide the ssid and another ...
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Pi 3b* as wireless access point fails to allow client connections after client disconnects

I have my Pi configured ( hopefully correctly ) to act as a wireless access point. On boot the Pi accepts connections as expected. I can connect from Android phone, kindle tablet, and windows. After ...
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Creating a Wireless Access Point with an ethernet cable on the same subnet

I have a raspberry pi 3b+ that I’ve configured to act as an access point. I’ve followed the official Raspberry Pi documentation to accomplish this (See: https://www.raspberrypi.com/documentation/...
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How do I fix iptables -L error: operation not supported

I have all the newest software. Downloaded the official image yesterday. apt-get upgrade apt-get update rpi-update ..... rebooted, of course Does not help. root@raspberrypi:/home/pi# iptables --...
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Trying to connect to webserver on pi (as access point)

I have a raspberry pi which is running some webpage on a port. The pi is accessible through it's wifi (configured as access point). Everything works fine, when I connect my PC to the ssid hosted by ...
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My Access Point isn't working, could I get some help?

I went through a tutorial on thepi.io. However, my AP isn't showing up or not working. I ran the: sudo hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf then it came back as: failed to create interface ...
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Connect to WiFi access point/repeater when uplink is not present

I am trying to configure my Raspberry Pi as a WiFi repeater. I have followed the awesome guide by @Ingo at Access point as WiFi router/repeater, optional with bridge and this works great when the WiFi ...
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Unable to create hotspot on external wifi dongle, using hotspot lib

Using this lib: https://github.com/rudiratlos/hotspot I would like to create the AP on wlan1 (wifi dongle), instead of wlan0 (internal wifi), but looks like I cannot do it for some reason. The command ...
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(Raspberry Pi 4 hostapd wireless access point) Does any one have expenerience connect more than 10 clients?

So I setup an AP on my Pi 4 8gb. Any suggestions have to be supported by the Pi 4 built-in wifi hardware. I started connecting a bunch IoT devices, and everything was fine for a while. So I had 9 ...
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How to setup a temporary routed connection from a Raspi client, through a Raspi AP server, to the internet?

I have an application where I have remote headless RP clients with a network connection to a RP Wifi Access Point server, also remote and headless. The server has a network connection to the ...
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How to give Pi a Static IP address when connecting to different ethernet ports at different locations?

EDIT: I had to change the whole question up to reword it properly as the Access Point stuff had no relevancy to the main question. As the title suggests, I wanted to give my Pi a static IP Address ...
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Problem following guide - Configuring Raspberry pi as Router, Wifi and Ethernet Bridge - HowTo solve?

I'm trying to follow through Ingo's guide here(Configuring Raspberry pi as Router, WiFi and Ethernet Bridge. One way or the other I can't seem to get it working though. I'm on Raspbian Buster. I'm ...
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Hotspot/Access Point not working, no connection whatsoever

I followed a tutorial on Youtube that would essentially turn your Raspberry Pi into a hotspot/access point. I did the exact same processes he did, even looking at the Pi Documentations to see if I had ...
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Raspberry 3B+ Wi-Fi in access point mode

I have installed the latest Raspbian Light on my new Raspberry 3B+ then followed the tutorial here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md My system is: $...
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Access point as WiFi router/repeater with additional WiFi-dongle

There are some tutorials to make an access point a WiFi repeater using only the on-board WiFi chip of a Raspberry Pi. But I want to use an additional USB/WiFi dongle as second interface for the up-...
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No internet with Access Point as WiFi router/repeater with additional WiFi-dongle

I followed the great tutorial by Ingo to to use my USB dongle as AP. I just inverted the wlan0 and wlan1 to use the first one to connect as client to my router, and the second one (the dongle) to be ...
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How to bridge an access point with a remote network by openvpn?

My access point spawns a wireless local area network. Now I want to connect it to my other private network over the internet with openvpn so it gets direct part of the remote network in a common ...
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Raspberry PI wireless access point poor range

I have configured my Raspberry PI 4 as wiresless access point for my hobby project. I have used this tutorial: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point-routed.md I ...
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RPi wlan0 eth0 bridge, how to debug DHCP issues?

I followed this tutorial to set my RPi 4B up. In my basement, I have my RPi connected via cable and want to bridge a new WiFi AP (as in the last part of that post above). The first time, everything ...
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How to bridge wired devices on a remote network to wired devices on a local network using openvpn?

I'm trying to bridge wired devices on a remote network to wired devices on my local network. I've read through a handful of great tutorials by Ingo, specifially on VPNs, wired routing and general ...
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Pi to show up on wifi list but when you select it you login to your router to create wlan. Possible?

I have built a system which has built in WPS connectivity already, if you plug in the PI to power supply and give time to load then press the WPS on your router it connects to the wifi automatically. ...
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Creating two WiFi Access Points with a single Raspberry Pi (3B) with usb adaptor

I am Raspberry Pi (3B) and the Pi converted wireless access point using Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point - the easy way and wlan0 works well. I repeated the process for wlan1 (USB adapter) ...
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Pi Zero W Wifi repeater with OpenVPN

Im trying to setup a Pi Zero W as a wifi repeater with openVPN without using a USB wifi dongle, as a tiny travel router. I tried using this tutorial - by @ingo raspberry-pi-zero-w-as-a-wifi-repeater ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero with WLAN Dongle, set up standalone AP and switch to Wifi Client

For a current project, I want to set up a standalone Blynk-Server on my Raspberry Pi Zero (version without inbuilt WLAN). I am using an EDIMAX Wifi Dongle EW-7811Un V2 and was able to set up the ...
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WIFI not working after access point setup

I have two RPi:s. I want one to act as an access point for the other one. Now I followed this tutorial on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4E35d91Xss&t=188s . After all steps in the ...
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Only 8 devices can connect to my pi 4 [closed]

I conducted tests today with a Rpi4 4Gb RAM as a wireless access point and I wasn't able to connect more than 8 devices. But then I want to be able to connect at least 20 devices. Pls, help.
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Creating a Network for 1 client device with wifi

Firstly, my apologies for using any incorrect terminology. What I have: A Raspberry Pi Zero W running Buster with a connected e-paper display, currently using a USB 2 Ethernet adapter to get it set up....
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WiFi Network with systemd-networkd but using dnsmasq as DHCP server to give fixed IP leases

Switching between AP and STA mode without rebooting over a WEB interface and managing WiFi clients over the WEB interface is the goal of my project, much like a WiFi router. The clients do not support ...
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Switch between wifi client and access point without reboot

I want my Raspberry Pi to be used as access point or as client connected to my internet router but not both together. So I want to switch between these two modes with one simple command without ...
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Using Systemd-Networkd for Multi-Interface Networking

I am attempting to create a multi-interface wifi to (wifi, AP / ethernet) setup. I am using Systemd-Networkd, and I am able to get the base configuration to work without issues. I run into problems ...
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Access point as WiFi router/repeater, optional with bridge

I need a wireless access point that is bridged with the wired ethernet port and that is connected to another wifi internet router with a client connection as uplink. All devices connected to the RasPi ...

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