Questions tagged [access-point]

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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 Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point in a standalone network (NAT). But that needs many different ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to disable WPA auth/encryption from an AP configuration

I have already configured a Raspberry Pi 3 as an Access Point by performing a series of steps given at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md I would like to ...
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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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Access Points: How do they work and how much power do they use?

I'm using my Raspberry Pi as an access point and I was wondering : how does it work ? What is the protocol for an access point to be visible from other devices ? How much data they have to transmit ...
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hostapd don't start at boot

I spend the whole day to understand how to use the Raspberry (1 B+) as access point with the awus036nha with scratch, following this guide, Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point in a standalone ...
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Can I use my Pi as an access point in headless mode?

I'm using my Raspberry Pi in headless mode (through ssh) and I want to set it up as a wireless access point. But if, acting as an access point, it forwards packets from the ethernet interface onto ...
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Wifi access point suddenly stops working

I use raspberry pi 3. I have followed the official documentation + some troubleshooting to get it to work. I will share my configuration files. I have a suspicion that it has something to do with my /...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi Zero W to ethernet and serving as WiFi access point

I have an ethernet port in a room where I would like to improve the WiFi connection, and I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W lying around. Is there a way I can connect the Pi to the ethernet port and have ...
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Unable to use tor for all traffic directed through Raspberry Pi 3

Before all of this, I wanted to make my raspberry pi a wireless access point so that all traffic is anonymous through tor. I currently have Raspberry pi 3 b+ and I installed Raspbian freshly. Pi 3 B+ ...
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Make Raspberry Pi to work as AP and Station to receive wireless temperature sensor values

Hi after reading the manual of Xbee device, I am able to use XBee device with raspberry pi. But how to make raspberry pi to work as an access point as well as the station at the same time? using ...
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Wi-Fi Frequency configuration question

I am trying to set my raspberry Pi's WiFi frequency to a fixed value. Is that possible through a command ? I also need to do the same thing for the embedded Bluetooth module of the raspberry. Is this ...
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Can't ping certain devices on my network [closed]

I've got a rather odd problem. The Raspberry Pi is connected fine to the internet i.e. I can ping google.com and browse the web without any problem. However, the problem for me is that I am unable to ...
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How to log the details about the devices connected to my Pi Access Point

I have already configured my Raspberry Pi as an access point. I, now, need to see/log the details about the devices which had connected to my Pi. My use case is to configure a metered connection ...
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No internet on client device when connected to Raspberry Pi [closed]

I've been trying to set up RPi to act as both a wireless AP and wifi station simultaneously. I've got nothing but errors and bugs so far. I did however find this guide that creates a virtual AP and ...
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Android 9 phone gets wrong IP address from RPi access point

I configured my RPi (running Raspian Stretch Lite) as an access point to create a local private network (no connection to internet). Laptops and mobile phones connect fine to the AP and I can navigate ...
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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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Raspberry Pi 3 wireless access point from Enterprise Network ethernet not working (hostapd)

I am currently trying to setup my raspberry pi 3 to be a wireless access point. It is connected to an Enterprise WPA2 802.1x network via Ethernet. I have credentials for the network but it was easier ...
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Run Raspberry Pi 3 as VPN access point with pi-hole [closed]

I've got my Raspberry Pi with Raspbian running as pi-hole, connected through Wi-Fi to OpenVPN with most of my devices, where it blocks ads. I'd like to set RPI as VPN access point without ...
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ssh working but i can't ping directly to the Raspberry pi router [duplicate]

Going through https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md i set up Raspberry pi as access point as standalone NAT with out bridging. wireless host is connected but ...
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can not ping from remote host over raspberry pi router

Going through Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point in a standalone network (NAT) I set up Raspberry pi as access point as standalone NAT with out bridging. wireless host is connected but cant ...
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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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hostapd - using Pi 3 as access point while maintaining Ethernet connection (no bridge)

Currently I have my Pi setup as an access point; It creates its' own network with an SSID and my other devices can connect and exchange messages. For this, I use hostapd and dnsmasq thru wlan0. ...
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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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Captive Portal using systemd raspbian stretch

I am trying to setup a captive portal on my raspbian stretch access point connecting to my node server. Currently using systemd to set up my network so I can ssh into my pi and use it as a access ...
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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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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. Ive been trying to set up ...