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Share Wifi to Wifi

Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:31 am

Hey there....

i`m about to move into a new Studentsappartment. The only problem i've got is that i'm only allowed to register 3 devices into the exsiting Wifi network. So i had the idea to login to the Network with my Pi and sharing that connection with my other devices. Unfortunally there is no way i can connect to the router by lan....
Hope you guys have any idea how to do this :)

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Re: Share Wifi to Wifi

Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:10 pm

Use a 2nd Wifi card and give it a different ESSID. There are tons of tutorials how to do something similar (only more complex) for building a RasPi Tor proxy (Onion Pi).



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Re: Share Wifi to Wifi

Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:44 pm

There's LOADS about this on Google:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=raspb ... e&ie=UTF-8

I searched for this a few days ago as I want to do something similar at home. I haven't tried anything yet so I can't say what works and what doesn't. It seems you need a second WiFi adapter but there was one tutorial I found that implies you can do it with one adapter.

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Re: Share Wifi to Wifi

Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:13 pm

Sounds interesting. I'm looking at one link in the google list provided by oldjake and I have a question. First, here's the link: https://github.com/peebles/rpi3-wifi-st ... /README.md OK, I have already set up an AP for one of my pi 3's. To have internet, I have to connect an ethernet cable from Pi to router. Without the cable, I can still ssh into Pi but without internet. Looking at the article in the link above it says
The Rpi 3 wifi chipset can support running an access point and a station function simultaneously. One use case is a device that connects to the cloud (the station, via a user's home wifi network) but that needs an admin interface (the access point) to configure the network. The user powers on the device, then logs into the access point using a specified SSID/password. The user runs a browser and connects to the access point IP address (or hostname), which is running a web server to configure the station network (the user's wifi).

Another use case might be to create a guest interface to your home wifi. You can configure the client side with your wifi particulars, then configure the access point with a password you can give out to your guests. When the party's over, change the access point password.
What do I do for the first case. With my wired setup, I boot up, find the ap using wicd-curses and log in using SSID/password. So how is this done wirelessl? In the second case they say to edit /etc/network/interfaces.d/ap..... where do I find that? And will this be wireless/wireless?

Still learning this so it's a little confusing

Thanks for any info...

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