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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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Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point - the easy way

I know how to do it the classic way as described for example by the official documentation at Wireless connectivity. But that needs many different components which must play together and each ...
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Is it possible to simultaneously use the dual band(2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz) of Raspberry pi 3 B+ to create an AP?

Is it possible to simultaneously create a single AP on raspberry pi 3 b+ which uses both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands so that users with low end devices can connect to the 2.4 Ghz band and users with ...
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Automatically Create Hotspot if no Network is Available

I want to automatically create an access point, if there is no network found, so that I can connect to my Raspberry Pi everywhere. If nobody is connected to the hotspot for a while it should search ...
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How to bridge an access point with a remote network by Wireguard? (with the use of systemd-networkd)

Have been following a members' posts about using the Pi as a Wifi Repeater and/or Bridge and also bridging via openvpn. A member of this forum (Ingo) has provided awesome step-by-step instructions ...
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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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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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raspberry pi as access point with captive portal

I recently got a raspberry pi. I have it set up as an access point in a standalone network (not connected to the internet). I can also serve a static website on this network. I've been trying to set ...
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Ubuntu Server 18 Wifi Hotspot setup

I've switch my Rpi 4B (with raspbian) to ubuntu server since will be used as a portable WLAN web-server. My main objective is to set up an hotspot to access the local websites in the raspi. I got ...
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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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I can't get WiFi access point (AP) working on my RPi

I want to control my Raspberry Pi 3B+ using VNC via the on-board WiFi. To this end, I am trying to set up a WiFi access point on wlan0. I followed the instructions at https://www.raspberrypi.org/...
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Forward AP wlan0 to eth0 not working

I've recently boute a raspberry pi and wanted to create an additional wlan access point for my router. So what I did is, I followed this tutorial: https://adityashrm21.github.io/Raspberry-Pi-Packet-...
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Android won't connect to RasPi access point

I have managed to turn my Raspberry Pi into an access point following these instructions: Access point as WiFi router/repeater with additional WiFi-dongle However, everything connects to the access ...
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How to configure hostapd for a 5Ghz network

https://github.com/Phoenix1747/RouteryPi contains instructions for using a Rasberry Pi as a wireless router for 2.4Ghz networks. How can I change this to get 5Ghz? I tried to change hw_mode to ac, ...
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How to connect Pi 4 to WiFi AP that requires web page logon

SCENARIO I have my headless RPi 4 running Raspbian Buster Lite setup as a NAT router, using the internal antenna wlan0 to connect to the WAN, and an external USB antenna wlan1 with its own SSID. I am ...
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Raspberry Pi as OpenVPN Access Point

I am trying to setup Raspberry Pi as VPN-WiFi access point connecting to AWS VPC. I followed Raspberry Pi as an access point Here are the all steps I performed in sequence Installed fresh full ...
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hostapd AP over both wlan0 and eth1

My hardware setup is currently: Router -> RPi (eth0) -> RPi (wlan0) -> subnet for my devices My desired setup is: Router -> RPi (eth0) -> RPi (wlan0 + eth1) -> subnet for my ...
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How to use AP and Managed wifi?

How can I use wifi connections as an access point while at the same time connecting to an existing wifi network ? My experiment: sudo iw dev wlan0 interface add uap0 type __ap service dnsmasq ...
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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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OnionPi - No internet connection after adding Iptables rules

I need some help or advices since I've not know what could I do to fix this issue. I've built an onion pi following the adafruit tutorial. This basicly is a wifi hotspot that routes all traffic ...
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Unable to Create 2.4 Ghz wifi Access Point on the Raspberry Pi 4

I am trying to create a wifi repeating Access Point on the Pi 4. I used this guide to setup the AP using hostapd. It says here that the hostapd.conf option hw_mode=g should ensure using the 2.4 ...
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Swapping between wifi client and access point?

This question is an extension of the information on this post. This question looks the same as this one but it is not. I am using systemd-networkd. I successfully followed the instructions in the ...
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Cannot connect to localhost on RPi from my phone through access point

I am running Node.js in a localhost on my Raspberry Pi 4. I would like to access the localhost in the browser of my phone. I have set up a stand alone access point on my Raspberry Pi and connected my ...
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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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Setting up an access point with a bridge

I followed this guide to try to set up my RPi 3B (Rapian buster) as a wifi bridge. I performed the "General setup" and then the steps under "Setting up an access point with a bridge". There's one big ...
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Problem with wifi access point

I have a problem with wifi access point on Raspberry 3B+. /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf: interface=wlan0 driver=nl80211 ssid=Rpi_ap hw_mode=g channel=7 ieee80211n=1 wmm_enabled=0 macaddr_acl=0 auth_algs=...
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Using a Raspberry Pi to connect to a Public Hotspot

Is there a way to use a Raspberry Pi to take a (public) WiFi Signal and create a hotspot such that devices can connect wirelessly to the internet via the Pi? Moreover, can this be done if a network ...
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Wifi Repeater – Set Interface down by Default (dhcpcd)

I use a RPI 1 as wifi repeater with two wireless dongles. I configured it using hostapd and dnsmasq. I want the pi only to be connected to the internet if there is somebody connected to my access ...
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Restrict WiFi range of Pi 3b+

I want to restrict the wifi range of my Pi in order to only have a really small range of around one or two meters for my access point. I'm not totally new, but I don't know any way to reach the goal ...
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How do I setup a Raspberry Pi zero w as a Wi-Fi client (internal Wi-Fi) and access point (USB adapter) simultaneously?

I followed the tutorial, Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point, to set my Raspberry Pi Zero as an access point. I do have an additional USB adapter connected. The pi that I’m working on will be an on ...
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TOR enabled hotspot

I've been trying to set up my raspberry Pi 4B with TOR and then use it as hotspot but none of the tutorials I follow work for me, maybe because they are all for older versions. Please keep in mind I ...
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Cannot access internet after upgrade to Buster

I have a raspberry pi 4, which I set up as accesspoint (bridge). I performed an apt update and apt upgrade. That process did not indicate any problem. I'm now on raspbian buster. After a reboot, I'm ...
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Using a Compute Module 3+ as both an AP and regular WiFi

I am using this github project to create an access point on my Pi, in order to allow setup of WiFi information via a phone app. I have successfully run the setup on a Pi 4 using Buster, and used the ...
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Setting up Raspberry Pi as an access point for IPv4 and IPv6

I setup my pi using this guide (NAT version): Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point - the easy way For IPv4 this worked like a charm. The problem is, that I cannot get IPv6 to work as well. My ...
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wpa_supplicant + dnsmasq: Fallback to AP mode if no wifi connection

I'm trying to figure out how to configure wpa_supplicant to: First try to connect to a selection of preconfigured wifi networks as a DHCP client, and if that fails Set up a wifi access point using ...
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Access point with 2 Internet connections. Switching interfaces problem

I have: Raspi 3b+ 1st internet connection on eth0 through built in adapter 2nd internet connection on eth1 through a USB-dongle I followed the official manual and the AP is running just fine. What ...
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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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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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How to run a Rpi3 or Rpi0W as access point with a login screen?

When connecting to an open access point in a public location, the browser shows a notification to open up a 'login' page for this open network, where you can read and accept the terms and conditions, ...
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Trying to setup wifi ap and managed client mode together : sub-system time out on ap0

I followed the instructions here: enter link description here with the aim of getting ap and managed client wifi running together. The wlan0 setup works perfectly. I could not see any attempt to ...
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Setting up an accesspoint on the raspberry pi 3 with debian stretch

I am having problems to set up an accesspoint on my raspberry 3. The purpose is, that I want a MQTT server runnig on the pi and other devices should connect to the pi. I need no bridge to the ...
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WiFi network disappeared?

I set up my RasPi 4 as a WiFi Access Point according to this guide, and it worked - I could see the SSID in the list of networks, and join the WiFi network, and connect using ssh, but only for a brief,...
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How do I start and stop the on board wireless access point?

I would like to have my wireless access point available at particular periods of the day and not at others. I have a RPi3+ running default Raspbian and followed https://www.raspberrypi.org/...
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How to get mac address of connected devices to a raspberry pi access point?

I have followed the guide here to make the raspberry pi a Wi-Fi access point. But how can I get MAC address of connected devices?
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solar-powered access point for raspberry Pi in remote area

Not sure if this is right place to ask as it is not directly related to programming in Raspberry Pi but anyway.. I want to setup automated garden for my allotment. There is no electricity, no internet,...
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RasPi 4 -> WiFi Access Point?

I have been trying to set up my RasPi 4 as an WiFi access point, but with no success. however, the guides I have been using were written for RasPi 3: thepi.io sparkfun I'll follow the guides, but ...
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Raspberry Pi to configure automatically as an Access Point OR WiFi client

There are many guides for setting up a Raspberry Pi as an Access Point, and even some which allow switching between Access Point and WiFi client. I wanted a setting which would work as a normal WiFi ...
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How can I set my pi 3 up to be WiFi AND ethernet router simultaneously?

I want to use my Pi as a fully fledged wifi and ethernet router. I'll connect an external modem/phone with tethering to it and want to share that internet connection with all devices connected to the ...
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Connecting the Pi to multiple WiFi networks simultaneously

I have completed the official guide on setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point in a standalone network (NAT), and it works, but I can't join other networks. I want my Raspberry Pi to act as an ...
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RPI wifi repeater - slow internet speed

I configured my RPI as a wifi repeater (using hostapd and dnsmasq). When I download something to my pi I have a downstream up to 1.5 MB/s. On my device connected to the pi the downstream is only about ...

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