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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook by Rick Golden

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Creating a wireless access point with hostapd

This recipe sets up the Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point—as a hub that other wireless devices can use to connect to the local network— or to services that are running on the Raspberry Pi.

Out of the box, the "official" Raspbian Linux distribution supports connecting the Raspberry Pi to an existing wireless network using a wireless USB adapter. This recipe goes beyond using the Raspberry Pi as a network client and instead configures the Raspberry Pi to be a network hub for other wireless devices. If it is also connected to a local network via a TCP cable, the Raspberry Pi can also act as a wireless network router enabling other devices to connect to the local network through the Raspberry Pi. ...

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