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Maximum Wi-Fi clients on Pi 3 hotspot

my real world limit was 22 school kids in a classroom connected via there smartphones directly to the pi, now the access point was an open hotspot so the overhead was reduced drastically reduced as no ...
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Can I make a WiFi hotspot out of my Raspberry without it having an internet access?

In terms of networking, this is certainly possible. Any WIFI access point can provide WIFI access to other devices. A WIFI accesspoint typically also acts as a DHCP server giving out IP addresses and ...
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RPI3 Raspbian Stretch regular connection on wlan0 AP on wlan1

Update: I have found that it is better to use wlan0 as interface for the access point and wlan1 as client up-link. But this other way around does not answer the question. So I have made a new question ...
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Ubuntu Server 18 Wifi Hotspot setup

Ubuntu Server uses Netplan to manage its connections. To create an access point using Netplan, you can do the following: 1. Install Network Manager sudo apt update sudo apt install network-manager ...
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Maximum Wi-Fi clients on Pi 3 hotspot

On a off-line Pi configured as a hotspot thanks to Using your new Raspberry Pi 3 as a Wi-Fi access point with hostapd, I configured a hard coded 40 IP address limit. Seems to handle all of them ...
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Raspberry Pi 3: own Wi-Fi network (without internet)

You can create an access point without Internet connection through the create_ap command line tool. Features Internet sharing methods: NATed or Bridged or None (no Internet sharing). Install ...
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How to convert a Layer 3 VPN to a Layer 2 VPN?

First some general information to get an idea what to do. As you already have found there are in general two ways to configure a Virtual Private Network: a bridged setup on OSI Layer 2 and a routed ...
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spy urls on rpi hotspot

There are several considerations here. The straightforward way is to log what the DNS forwarding (you've probably enabled) in your pi does. Typically, this will be a service such as dnsmasq, depending ...
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Can you configure a pi zero so it gets internet and ssh access from both PC and Android?

It should not be a problem to use OTG gadget mode on the USB connection to create an ethernet connection to your PC. It is part of the PC to route its internet connection to the RasPi and well known ...
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How to set up a static ip in a Raspberry pi which is connected via mobile data?

I don't see a usable possibility to have a static ip address with a mobile internet connection. The mobile device must give the RasPi a default route with its gateway. The gateway isn't static so you ...
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Creating a hotspot and connecting Pi to the internet over WiFi?

Yes, it is possible to establish an access point and connect the RasPi as client to your internet router at the same time only with one WiFi interface. It is able to use the physical interface wlan0 ...
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Is it possible to add a captive portal to a wifi network just my connecting a pi to the router?

I was wondering if its possible to have a setup where just by plugging a raspberry pi via ethernet or usb to a router and the pi being connected to the network everyone trying to access the network ...
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HOSTAPD & DNSMASQ Hotspot Port forwarding my PC

I have used: iptables --flush iptables --table nat --flush iptables --delete-chain iptables --table nat --delete-chain iptables --table nat --append POSTROUTING --out-interface eth0 -j MASQUERADE ...
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How do I configure wpa_supplicant with default iPhone SSID?

I had a look into how wpa_supplicant parses the configuration file, and it seems like it extracts the exact bytes between ssid=" and the last ". Escaped unicode (\u) and escaped non-ascii characters (\...
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Can the Pi "official" WiFi adapter do simultaneous Client/AP modes?

Some years later I have found new possibilities using systemd-networkd to create a WiFi router/repeater. The built-in WiFi device of a Raspberry Pi is capable to create an access point together with a ...
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What is the easiest way to set up an AP?

I didn't want to leave this unanswered, so I found an old Pi B+ and an AP-Compatible WiFi dongle, and after trying a few times, finally found a way for this to work. Please try the following steps: ...
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Setting up Bridged VPN using: RPi 3G Hotspot router + openvpn client to connect to home RPi OpenVPN server

Having a remote OpenVPN server at your home and connect to it with the RasPi is a good solution if you cannot use port forwarding on the modem. Here is an example setup for what you have described: ...
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Low wifi speed even with 5Ghz wifi adapter

Check out this test of RPi performance w.r.t various network interfaces. Built-in WiFi on an RPi 3 is capped at 36 Mbps, and a USB dongle is capped at about 80Mbps in ideal conditions. At 10 meters ...
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Is it possible to connect my Raspberry Pi to a hotspot over WiFi, then give that hotspot device an IP on my home network?

There is no way to give the access point an ip address originated from the Raspberry Pi. It must have a static ip address as fixed entry point for the hotspot. And it cannot have an ip address from ...
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How do I configure wpa_supplicant with default iPhone SSID?

You have to rename you iPhone to remove any spaces... this can be done in Settings>General>About. Once you have chosen a name without spaces you will be able to connect to a hot spot not issues.
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How do I configure wpa_supplicant with default iPhone SSID?

You can take the ssid, in this case "My Name’s iPhone" (without the quotes), and convert to hex using https://www.browserling.com/tools/text-to-hex. Take the result, in this case 4d 79 20 4e 61 6d 65 ...
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Create WiFi Access Point with Hostapd

goldilocks is right, your chipset is not supported. If you decide to obtain a new wireless adapter, I invite you to check this wiki page listing essential options provided by various WIFI chipsets. ...
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Create WiFi Access Point with Hostapd

Why my Wlan adapter can't start in master mode? Not all wifi adapters are built for this purpose, and "Operation not supported" implies this is one of them. This archived post from the linux ...
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Maximum Wi-Fi clients on Pi 3 hotspot

Updated: Maximum 32 Wi-Fi clients on Raspberry Pi 3&4 See: https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues/3010#issuecomment-788323744 Take 7.45.18.0 (follow the link) and replace /var/lib/firmware/...
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Rpi3 Access Point/Hotspot Connects but no Internet

Firewall/Gateway/DHCP/DNS = 10.150.15.1 wlan0 = 10.150.15.2 eth0 = 10.150.15.3 Unless you're bridging interfaces (which you don't appear to be), you must have each network interface within it's own ...
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Making a Raspberry Pi 3 accessible w/o configuration via WiFi and static IP/URL

Generally when you get a new router it is configured to dish out DHCP addresses. Part of the DHCP configuration that is handed out is the DNS server, which is normally pointing to the router itself. ...
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Host wireless hotspot with internal Wi-Fi chip

The Raspberry Pi 3B and the Pi Zero W both share the same Wifi and Bluetooth chip, and they both support Wifi Access Point mode. Here at my desk is sitting a cute little Pi Zero W that acts as a ...
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Want to Setup Digital Free Library, Will I Still be Able to ssh?

Yes, you will still be able to make SSH connections after setting up your RPi ZeroW as a Digital Free Library. The SSH server in your RPi is run from a different "port" (port 22) than the library (...
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