ODROID as router/access point

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ODROID as router/access point

Unread postby pcowner » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:41 am

Hello,

Is it possible to connect RPi/Odroid to the Internet via a usb WiFi antenna at a distance and connect to the RPi/Odroid via Ethernet cable from my laptop and put laptop into Airplane mode? So, I was thinking of putting my laptop to the Airplane mode and use RPi/Odroid as my “guinea pig” that will connect to WIFI and my laptop will connect to it via Ethernet (wired).

the plan is to use RPi/Odroid as a router (maybe even with a firewall) and use my laptop to connect though it (with wired Ethernet) to the Internet. I have Alfa AWUS036NH, a WiFi usb card. I found a thread on Open WRT, but don’t know if it helps. Would RPi/Odroid do a better job at this? What parts do I need and how will I do this project? Thank you
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Re: ODROID as router/access point

Unread postby odroid » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:07 am

Please don't post the same questions here and there.
I've deleted the duplicated posts.
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Re: ODROID as router/access point

Unread postby rooted » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:35 am

I don't know if it's possible with the Alfa you have, linux driver support for that chipset is buggy.

I have my XU4 setup exactly as you describe in reverse using the Odroid WiFi Module 5. It's connected to my gigabit with LAN and the wifi is setup as a 5ghz access point, with Module 5 you could also have a 2.4ghz SSID simultaneously but I don't need it.

I can max out my 150 megabit Internet connection and the XU4 doesn't register any noticeable load.

But Module 5 can also be a client which is what you want.
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Re: ODROID as router/access point

Unread postby pcowner » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:48 am

I'm new to the whole robotics/programming area, I did play with DOS back in the days. How would I do it/equipment, do you have a walk-through ? How long it usually takes? I see ODROID is better suited then RPi for this?
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Re: ODROID as router/access point

Unread postby rooted » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:52 am

Any guide for wireless client + bridged LAN should work.

Basically connect to any WiFi then bridge the LAN, the odroid is suited for this. Personally I would go with an XU4 since it will have a more wireless hardware compatible kernel, plus it is powerful and well suited to do lots of other things at the same time.
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Re: ODROID as router/access point

Unread postby mad_ady » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:19 pm

Alfa should work well on any odroid
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Re: ODROID as router/access point

Unread postby rooted » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:46 am

mad_ady wrote:Alfa should work well on any odroid

It doesn't, I have an Alfa AWUSO36H and it is terrible in Linux.

Not just the odroid, desktop as well.
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