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Joulinar
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Re: LAN WIFI bridge

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Well, I guess there are more high priority task than implementing a bridge mode ;)

However you are free to open your feature request at https://feathub.com/MichaIng/DietPi
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
8user8
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Re: LAN WIFI bridge

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I'm just using Diet and I like it :)

I saw there's already a feature request for RaspAP. To me it doesn't matter, but a simple bridge mode for the already implemented hotspot looks more straight forward.
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Re: LAN WIFI bridge

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Here's another attempt for bridging without using RaspAP, configuring this takes less time then ionstalling RaspAP on old Raspberry.
https://www.elektronik-kompendium.de/si ... 002161.htm
It's written in german, but straight forward. So I think nothing more to explain.

What I changed in hostapd.conf:
- added driver according used Wifi usb adapter (in my case "driver=nl80211")
- changed SSID + PW

Additionally I changed the Dietpi-Services (available via dietpi-launcher) to let the system controll the hostapd service.

Beware of, that the DHCP-Router will assign the IP to the new bridge. So after first restart, your Dietpi is available on other IP.

Advantage compared to other methods:
- no useless stuff coming with RaspAP and after some hard poweroffs the system wasn't available anymore (I know I shouldn't do this)
- no dhcp server coming with Dietpi-Hotspot

Hope this helps others, who want to bridfge Wifi <-> ethernet on raspberry / Dietpi.
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