NO BLOGGERS APPROACH. So basically no copy-pasta allowed. What i am about to ask is a perfectly reasonable request and i will not tolerate anyone who trys to copy someone else's method. (Thank you google for being no help at all.)
If you can tell by my title, i want a ACCESS POINT! not a router, not a hotspot, a ACCESS POINT! And just in case you forgot, here is the CORRECT definition:
Somewhere it got lost in translation, How did that happen? I don't know and i don't care.In computer networking, a wireless access point (WAP), or more generally just access point (AP), is a networking hardware device that allows a Wi-Fi device to connect to a wired network. The AP usually connects to a router (via a wired network) as a standalone device, but it can also be an integral component of the router itself.
So here is what is suppose to happen:
1. WiFI device connects to the AP. hostapd handles the connection and authenticates the device.
2. Device broadcasts DHCP request. The main router on the existing network. (I.E BT Home Hub 5 which handles my main network.) receives this request and gives the device a IP address. The device is now able to talk to the internet and other devices are able to talk to it.
The text i have highlighted in red, is the point of failure. The raspberry pi blocks the DHCP request from reaching the main network and every other guide does not tell me how to get around this. If someone can help me with this, i would be happy.