Raspberry Pi user Jacob Salmela has this month published details on how to transform the awesome mini PC into a wireless router system that can be used in conjunction with your Internet provider and home network.
Alright, so there are plenty of wireless routers available to purchase off the shelves but wouldn’t you like to create your very own custom-built Raspberry Pi router with just a few simple steps?
Once you have installed the required software onto your Raspberry Pi mini PC the system is pretty much ready to go and transforms the Raspberry Pi into a wireless router. Jacob explains :
“If the Raspberry Pi is set up as a headless machine, you will not need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse–just another computer, which would be used to access it remotely over the network via SSH.
The main reason I chose the Wi-Fi dongle that I did was so that I could connect my cantenna to it and blast the signal a long distance. It would have certainly been easier to use an adapter that worked right out of the box, but now I have a lot more flexibility with antenna types.”
For full instructions on how to transform a Raspberry Pi into a router together with everything you will need including the software that you will need to install on your mini PC jump over to the Jacob Salmela for full details and instructions. For more details on Raspberry Pi displays and HATS jump over to our essential guide.