Jacob Salmela posted a tutorial on how to turn your pi into a router- very useful!
The Raspberry Pi can be used as a router–great if you need a pocket-sized device to share an Internet connection. It can also be used in conjunction with a cantenna.
Requirements For This Walkthrough
- Local network
- Mac or PC
- Raspberry Pi running Raspbian “wheezy”
- Wireless USB Adapter
- HDMI Cable (*optional)
- Keyboard (*optional)
- Mouse (*optional)
- Monitor with HDMI input (*optional)
*If the Raspberry Pi is set up as a headless machine, you will not need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse–just another computer, which would be used to access it remotely over the network via SSH.
- Older hostapd (only needed if the driver via apt does not work)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Ability to navigate throughout a computer OS
- Knowledge of basic computer terminology
- Ability and confidence to enter commands in the Terminal, adjusting them to suit your environment, if necessary
- Familiarity with core networking concepts
Read the full tutorial here.
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