FibraMan
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How to create a hotspot on Raspbian (bridge wlan1 and wlan0)?

Sun May 20, 2018 10:19 pm

Hello everyone!

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and an usb wireless adaptor TP-Link TL-WN722N.
I want to receive an already existing WiFi network through wlan1 (usb wireless adaptor TP-Link TL-WN722N) and then I want to extend the range (share) by sending the signal with wlan0 (Raspberry Pi 3 on board network module).

I already tried several tutorials, I can create the hotspot, but I can't share the internet. When I connect some device appears connected, without internet.

Hope someone could help me how I could set this up.

Is it possible to set up RaspAP to create the hotspot and share internet?

Thank you for your attention! :)

SurferTim
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Re: How to create a hotspot on Raspbian (bridge wlan1 and wlan0)?

Mon May 21, 2018 11:03 am

AFAIK, you cannot bridge wifi interfaces. You can use a NAT type network.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... s-point.md

Edit: The problem is you can't add a wifi client to a bridge. The only way you can add a wifi AP to a bridge is with hostapd.

jvpdedz
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Re: How to create a hotspot on Raspbian (bridge wlan1 and wlan0)?

Tue May 22, 2018 10:19 am

One can add a WiFi client to a bridge but it's convoluted.

You need to connect to an access point supporting the "4addr mode" and enable that mode on your Raspberry Pi. See using_4-address_for_ap_and_client_mode

I made it work a few times although I admit that the SNAT solution is much easier.

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