About: Setting up your Raspberry Pi as an access point may come in handy. Especially in a pinch when your home router dies and you need some WiFi in your house while a new router is on order. It can also be useful if you want to set up an access point to perform evil doings like monitoring all the traffic or setting up an evil twin network.
In this tutorial we will be setting up a WiFi Access Point and linking all data to our Ethernet connection, so make sure we have an active internet connection on the Ethernet port to tunnel all the WiFi data to it.
Objective: To create a WiFi access point on our Raspberry Pi and link our WiFi connection to the Ethernet connection.
Material: You will need the following:
- Raspberry Pi (I have PwnPi 3.0 running on mine, but this can be done using Raspbian)
- USB WiFi Adapter – I use the Panda USB WiFi adapter
Instructions: Just a warning before continuing, setting up your network settings can mess things up if you are using the Raspberry Pi for something else. Be sure to make a backup of your Raspberry Pi before continuing if you need to. Also troubleshooting network issues can be difficult if you are inexperienced with networking. Be sure to follow the directions carefully and you should be alright.