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Old 12-07-2015, 07:52 AM   #1
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router for receiving wifi to send through ethernet


Hi there,

Bit of a newbie question. I have these small clusters of 4 Raspberry pi's that are connected on their own contained networks of a 5 port network switch and ethernet cable using static IP addresses. This way I can easily control all four from just one of them.

What I would like to do is add a small router for the last port on the switch that would be a wifi repeater, but deliver the internet to my four Raspberry Pi's.

Is this possible or am I being very naive.

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Old 12-07-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
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You could add a USB WiFi device to your first Pi and configure it as the router.

There are dedicated range extenders with built in switches but you would have to compare their capabilities. However, it depends on the capability of the router. The range extender mode has to have the capability for the wired ports to be on a separate network. If you want to control the master over the wifi then it also has to have the capability of port forwarding.
 
Old 12-07-2015, 09:46 AM   #3
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Ah, would I be able to use the wifi from one raspberry pi and pump that through the ethernet to the other raspberry Pi's?
 
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You can configure the master as a router.
 
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:11 AM   #5
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just my 2 cents here..but I think your plan is good.

Add a router point to your switch. Then just configure the gateway IP Address of your Pi's to your router. I think in this way your Pi will be able to get to the outside world.

Good luck!!
 
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