I have spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on access points over the years. I won’t anymore.

Tired of your access point on your network acting flakie? Have a pile of junk like me that you are still holding on to hoping that a hardware manufacturer will someday issue a firmware update that fixes all of your problems; but deep down know that day will never come?

Build yourself the last access point you will ever need because it’s actually a whole computer with a whole operating system, and it’s upgradeable via USB to handle new 802.11x capibilities!

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More details to come but I wanted to get these links up to help others, here’s what you’ll need:

  1. A SD Card big enough for Raspbian OS
  2. Raspberry Pi https://amzn.com/B01C6FFNY4
  3. Wifi 802.11n USB Antenna https://amzn.com/B00H95C0A2 (1 of 3 I ordered was Tx but no Rx, YMMV, YGWYPF, easy solder job to fix)
  4. A case (Has integrated heat sink) https://amzn.com/B00QB6F9I0

Optional for PoE:

  1. Heat sinks https://amzn.com/B01GE7Q060
  2. Power over Ethernet hat
  3. A PoE Injector or PoE switch (I have a Ubiquiti POE-48-24W-G 48V .5A injector which works great)

I will append the:
Raspbian /etc/network/interfaces
hostapd configbridge-utils

Useful Links:


(You don’t need a DHCP server if you already have one on your network, just don’t load DHCP package)