DirkS wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:26 am
bladeeta wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:02 pm
There seems to be no clear answer to the question... Ive been looking to bridge my two wlan's but no success...
See the mod's post above yours...
To have a fighting chance of getting a helpful response you start a new topic instead of tagging on to some ancient topic
I don't know about fighting, but I'll try to post something helpful anyway.
It's been observed
elsewhere that bridging doesn't work between two wlan devices when one is configured as an access point.
My solution was first to set up my Pi using the built-in WiFi to connect to the Internet. After that was working, I plugged in a WiFi dongle and configured that as a wireless access point on a distinctly different radio frequency as described here
. Instead of bridging the two devices, I used network address translation for the second WiFi device to work as an IP masquerade firewall with local DHCP, DNS and NTP services.
In the end it was possible to stream YouTube through this setup to a media player that couldn't directly connect to the upstream WiFi router due to weak signal strength. While I tried to disable power saving on the USB WiFi dongle serving as an access point, this seemed somewhat unsuccessful. The driver appeared to lower transmitter power so only the closest and most active downstream devices could connect. Note there may have been other problems, for example related to the local DNS server or the upstream connection that have confounded my analysis of the problems.
At any rate, this setup worked well enough for the needed six months. Although the Pi is now being repurposed for a different task, I will try to answer specific configuration questions if needed.