Truly WiFi Extender

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A WiFi repeater built around Raspberry Pi under 10 US$ and fully customizable


aamccurdy wrote 05/25/2020 at 17:48 point

I attempted this project on a RPi Model 3B+ and did not get the wlan0 access point to function. It appears that a DHCP server is required but not installed in the project. Any suggestions?

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mike in kent wrote 05/17/2020 at 18:26 point

This works great on my Raspberry Pi 3. Thanks so much! I've tried it per your instructions, and also reversed it with my external wifi dongle acting as the AP. Both ways worked fine. I may try with 2 external dongles as the built-in wifi on my Pi3 isn't that great.
Is there a way to have it use WPA2 rather than WPA security?

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peterquinn wrote 05/10/2020 at 16:42 point

Well, it didn't. I don't have exactly the same hardware, and to be fair, I don't really understand networking details. But this is good inspiration and a starting point to turn my old wireless router into a wifi extender. Thanks.

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peterquinn wrote 05/10/2020 at 16:30 point

Thanks for the inspiration. I have a spare Z and now need a wifi extender. Giving it a shot.

By the way, you probably want to change your country=IN to be your country code unless you happen to live in india.

We'll see if this works...

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