I have a RPi-3 which can act as AP but with its own IP address range tried to follow this guide https://frillip.com/using-your-raspberry-pi-3-as-a-wifi-access-point-with-hostapd/ but it just cut off my network

really, what I want is for my pi's connected WIFI devices to be part of my main network, cause I need them visible from the lan

this should be simple, but somehow .. I miss something

  • How is the Pi connect to the existing network, via Ethernet or Wi-Fi?
    – Daniel B
    Jul 7 '19 at 15:04
  • the pi is connected via Ethernet, I want wifi devices to be included in the same network
    – FoosMaster
    Jul 7 '19 at 17:30

You are using a rather old tutorial that will not work properly on Raspbian Stretch.

On Raspbian Stretch you better set your static IPs in /etc/dhcpcd.conf.

I suggest you to try the current tutorial of the Raspberry Pi foundation.

  • tried that too, when I run sudo ifup br0 I get can't add wlan0 to bridge br0: Operation not supported
    – FoosMaster
    Jul 8 '19 at 14:06
  • also, I don't get this: I have eth0, wlan0 AND br0 does each get its own IP address ? I would like to give the eth0 a static IP and if needed the wlan0 a static IP too (though I am not sure why I need both a wlan0 AND a bridge IP) --- edit -- also - it's never mentioned anywhere, but do I need to turn wlan on using raspi-config ?
    – FoosMaster
    Jul 8 '19 at 14:09
  • As the tutorial is verified to work with a brand new installation of Raspbian Stretch, I can only assume that you have "broken" something with your previous attempts. One suspect being the /etc/network/interfaces file. Did you remove all the stuff you put in there from the tutorial you linked? And yes the wlan0 interface needs to be up. Check e.g. via ifconfig.
    – oh.dae.su
    Jul 8 '19 at 20:38
  • I think what broke it that I didn't see the wlan active and I tried to activiate it through raspi-config which actually broke the process, it's working now, thanks !
    – FoosMaster
    Jul 14 '19 at 20:53

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