Network Configuration for a WiFi Access Point

Network Configuration for a WiFi Access Point

This page describes how to configure the network interfaces for a Raspbery Pi running as a WiFi Access Point (AP). This is just one step in a larger list of instructions, which can be found on the page Raspberry Pi…

Vernal Equinox 2019

What a difference a year makes. Last year I made a time-lapse video of the Vernal equinox in Wooster Hall by standing next to a wall and taking a photo about once a minute for an hour. This year I…

Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point

Raspberry Pi WiFi Access Point

I have an old iPad which has been dropped so many times that a piece of wire fell out the side, and I think that wire was the WiFi antenna. The iPad can only connect to WiFi when it’s close…

Raspberry Pi Access Point Routing

Raspberry Pi Access Point Routing

This is the last step required to turn a Raspberry Pi into a WiFi Access Point. If you want to see all the previous steps, start with “Raspberry Pi Wifi Access Point“.   When you get to this page you should…

DHCP daemon on Raspberry Pi

DHCP daemon on Raspberry Pi

DHCP stands for “Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol”.    The DHCP daemon is the process which assigns IP addresses to computers when they join a network, and gives them other important information about the network, including DNS server addresses. A local…

Configuring hostapd on Raspberry Pi

Configuring hostapd on Raspberry Pi

The daemon hostapd is a Linux service which enables  a “host” computer to become a WiFi Access Point (AP).     Thus  “host” + “AP” + “d”  (for daemon) gives the name hostapd. I originally learned to set up hostapd from …

Raspberry Pi Initial Configuration

Whenever I flash a new SD card with a Raspbian image, there are a number of configuration steps that are needed to tune the configuration.    This post is just to record the steps for my own future reference. It’s…

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