Questions tagged [networking]

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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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Connect to failover WiFi if other router is unavailable

I have two WiFi networks configured in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf as below, and I'm able to manually switch from one to the other via GUI with no problems (via RealVNC usually). However, ...
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Connecting to Pi from Windows via Zeroconf - IPv4 pings fine, IPv6 does not

I've been struggling with getting into my Pi from Windows 10. I'm fairly sure the problem is on the Pi side but if so I can't for the life of me work it out. In short, on Windows I cannot ssh or ping ...
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How to connect with a 4G modem on RPi?

I recently purchased a Huawei e397u-53 4G LTE USB modem, marketed as the Cricket Boltz, for use as a modem with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. This product comes with a Windows drivers which I installed on a ...
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Advice Ad-Blocking+DNS over TLS+Hiding IP on LAN with Raspberry Pi

In order to prevent to block adds and prevent my ISP from knowing the sites I visit for all the devices in my local network (two desktops & a raspberry connected to the modem-router via wire + a ...
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Rpi3 WIFI AP go down after some time of innactivity?

I have setup my Rpi 3 as wifi access point and it was working for a long time. But some day, wifi stop working unexpectedly and i was no idea that what was the problem. It means wifi access point is ...
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UFW appears to ignore rules

I installed ufw on my raspberry pi 2 which is running Raspbian Stretch. After starting ufw I set a rule, sudo ufw allow from 8.8.8.8. I then denied both incoming and outgoing with sudo ufw default ...
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How do I create a bridge interface on a Raspberry Pi?

I need a bridge interface for LXC networking to work. Normally I just do something like this in /etc/network/interfaces: auto br0 iface br0 inet dhcp bridge_ports eth0 But Raspbian uses dhcpcd. ...
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CentOS 7 network setup

I am setting up a Pi3 B+ as a homeserver. Intended uses are running a Pi-Hole, using it as NFS share and to automate stuff like backups. I decided to use CentOS for its reputation of running smooth ...
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'dnsmasq' starting error

I need to configure wifi-eathernet bridge for my IP cameras net. I've tried to use this tutorial: Sharing the Pi's WiFi connection through the Ethernet port, to resolve my issue and experienced ...
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Sharing a USB Modem's Internet with Raspberry Pi

I use internet using USB Modem that I want to share with my raspberry pi. I have a raspberry pi 3 model B. I have gone through the previous posts on how to share internet from windows pc, by opening ...
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Connecting Pi to an OPC server

I want to connect a Pi to an OPC-DA server to acquire data over an Ethernet connection. Does the Pi's Ethernet port function for non-internet uses? Extra twist... if I want to connect to both the OPC ...
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Cannot connect to raspberry Pi through windows 10 file explorer network

I'm trying to use my Raspberry Pi to set up a print server. I've been following this:, and I got to the point where I had to access the Pi on another computer. When I went to do said step, I couldn'...
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Raspberry Pi's as Enterprise and RADUIS Mesh

I am thinking of using a couple of PI3's to create a mesh network for a small part of the office. The current AP's use 'WPA2-Enterprise' and use a RADIUS server on the sites Server 2012 domain ...
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Share internet connection with mulitple Pi's

Let me first start by saying I am very new to this stuff, only about a week into looking at all the options out there. From what I have found Raspberry Pi will be what I need for a project and I know ...
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Two Wi-Fi networks on Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Android

I'm trying to see if there is a way that I can have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B running Android connected to two wi-fi networks at once? What I'm trying to do is to get a feed from a camcorder (which ...
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On-premises Central Device Management tool

This might be a duplicate, but after a days of research I haven't found an answer to this. I'm looking for a device manager tool to which I can register tens/hundreds of Raspberry Pis located inside ...
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hostapd does not work on rpi v3 and raspian stretch

I am trying to set up an access point on my RPI V3 running Raspian stretch. It has been running this configuraton before but then my SD-Card failed.. I am wondering though if it was really the same OS ...
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pi's local url (http://raspberrypi.local) not working with android devices

I've set up a raspberry pi as a local server (running latest version of Raspbian, latest Avahi version installed), and I would like to access the server using a local URL (http://raspberrypi.local). ...
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Set static IP and default gateway using Python script

I'm creating a network testing tool (educational project) at work which is to be used by non technical staff. I have created a simple GUI with buttons for preconfigured IP addresses, of which I can ...
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Mount SMB share (usb in router) on Raspberry error 56

I'm having trouble mounting my USB in router on my Raspberry. Hope someone can help. Status so far: I can access the drive on both my windows machine and mac machine. I can access the drive on my ...
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Raspberry pi camera send by 3G usb key

I have a Raspberry pi 3 with a connected EG usb key on it. The communication is established and works well. In an other part, i have configured my Raspberry with a pi-camera. I can see in local ...
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Raspberry Pi PXE-boot fails despite response from router

I'm trying to set up a network with raspberry-pi's which use PXE to boot. The networks router, another raspberry-pi, is configured to use 10.0.0.1/24 as the interfaces address. To configure ip-...
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problem with name domain resolution (I believe)

The problem is I can ping for example google's ip address but not the domain name (browsing to google.com works as well) sudo apt-get update gives the following : 0% [Connecting to mirrordirector....
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Use Raspberry Pi as VPN gateway specific hosts on VLAN?

I've been trying to figure out how to do this for awhile now and I'm not even sure if what I want to do is possible at this point. I'm trying to update and simplify my current network while ...
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RPi 3 connects to Wi-Fi and has internet access, but not visible in MS Explorer

I have a RPi 3 that's running Libreelec and up until two days ago, it never had an issue appearing in MS Explorer under Network and Homegroup. It is connected to the Wi-Fi and I can actually see/...
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Not able to connect Raspberry to laptop

I'm trying to connect my laptop to my Raspberry PI with just a LAN cable and without a router because I don't have one. So I just configured a static IP in both the devices and tried to setup a ...
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network setup when installing ubuntu core on raspberry pi 3

Does anyone know what I need to do with network configuration when installing Ubuntu core on the Raspberry Pi 3? I was able to download the Ubuntu image and copy it onto a small SD card as the ...
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How to send files from one node to another in a BATMAN-adv mesh network (where the nodes are Pis)

I have a mesh network setup using BATMAN-adv and I'm able to successfully have each node ping the other nodes in the mesh network. I want to now be able to transfer files in this network; so for ...
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Network accessible screen

Using Raspi, does anyone know of a way to take an old desktop monitor and make it network accessible from any pc? The idea being that you could access it much in the same way you might access ...
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Sharing laptop network connection to Pi0W over USB

I have already looked at the other posts on this topic however none of them seem to work. I have a raspberry Pi0W, running the latest Raspbian stretch lite (2017-09-07), connected to my laptop over ...
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Failed to mount a NAS with fstab on Alpine

I installed Alpine linux on my Raspberry Pi and I have some troubles to mount a network disk. I have this line in my /etc/fstab file on my RPi and on another computer (running Archlinux) # /etc/...
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giving device connected via eth0 an ip on hostapd network

I have a Raspberry Pi with 2 wifi adapters and 2 ethernet ports on it. There are two devices connected via ethernet to the Pi. I've used isc-dhcp-server to give both of them separate subnets and IP ...
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Raspberry auto reconnect with another IP

I configured the file /etc/network/interfaces with this as follows: auto eth0 allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.111 gateway 192.168.1.254 netmask 255.255.255.0 dns-...
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Cannot use Wi-Fi with USB tethering

I was trying to activate USB tethering on my Raspberry Pi 3 with Raspbian 9 installed. Whenever I add the following to my /etc/network/interfaces and reboot, the Pi won't connect to my Wi-Fi and the ...
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Apache2 port 80 issues - Arris modem

I configured my Arris TG852G router to forward port 80 to my raspberry pi private IP address. I also put port triggers on port 80. I have Raspbian OS on my pi. With Apache running and listening on ...
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Pi connected to local network with ethernet but can't connect to the Internet

I recently tried to install OpenVPN on my pi. Since then I've been having trouble with the networking in my Pi. I already removed it and purged it. I can ssh into my Pi fine (my home network is in ...
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cant connect to server after configuring static IP

I'm able to connect to the local server when static IP is not set, however, as soon as I set a static IP on eth0 then I'm no longer able to reach the server by name. When I was configuring my static ...
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PI Zero gadget with g_ether on Ubuntu host creates new wired connection every boot

I have a Raspberry PI Zero running Raspbian Stretch 2017-09-07 configured in otg mode with the g_ether module loaded. When I set a static IP in the interfaces files, connecting on Windows is ...
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How to connect raspberry to WEP encrypted and dhcp enabled Ad-Hoc network

I have Three Rasbperry Pi3 and I have configured 2 of them as dhcp enabled ad-hoc network server they are working fine and I can connect to them using Windows PC and Linux PC as well as from Mobile. ...
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Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point with Proxy

I'm thinking of using my Pi3 (Model B) as a Wireless Access Point - I've seen lots of tutorials on them and I've heard that the Pi3 has AP compatibility built in! If I decide to go ahead on this ...
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RPi Zero W keeps losing WiFi connection until restart

I have a Pi Zero W running software that constantly retrieves internet information (there is no reason for the WiFi to "sleep" although I think I've already turned off all the power-save stuff). Every ...
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Problem in using udhcp and dnsmasq on same machine

I am using my Raspberry Pi for configuring both as an wifi hostpot and wired router not at same time. I have written separate bash script file (.sh file) for creating configuration files for wifi and ...
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cannot forward from wlan interface to another wlan interface

I have two wlan interfaces: wlan0 wlan1. wlan0 is an AP managed by hostapd, where as wlan1 is a normal wifi interface, which is connected to my home router via wpa_supplicant. Additionally I have my ...
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Raspberry pi wlan0 appears but not enable to enter internet

I have raspberry pi2 and I want to connect wifi with adding wifi adaptor to my raspberry pi. So I did some adjustments : sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface ...
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Raspberry Pi, Python and snmp traps, tripping a light when a network drop disconnects

I've got a fun little problem that I have hacked together a solution for, but I'm thinking there's probably a more elegant way of going about it. (I also had one heck of a time googling any ...
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How does Raspberry Pi get its IP through DHCP?

How does a Raspberry Pi send a DHCP request on startup? I have a hunch that it is through the program dhcpcd, if so, is it possible to disable dhcpcd and instead have dhclient run as the default DHCP ...
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Building an ad-hoc mesh network with batman-adv

I am attempting to set up an ad-hoc wireless mesh network with a few RPis as part of a project at University this summer. I have looked around at a number of ways of doing this, there doesn't seem to ...
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Cable network don't work propertly

I have this problem during the last weeks so I'm going to detail it everyting I can. I'm sorry if there is unnecesary info here. A few weeks ago I changed my home network. Before changes, I had a ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero OTG -> Raspberry Pi 3

I found IPv4 forwarding from RPi 2 to RPi zero via OTG cable as a solution to my question, but there is a problem I cannot solve. Raspberry Pi Zero works fine with Pi 3 but I can't connect any other ...