How to use Raspberry Pi as a Wireless Router with Firewall

Raspberry Pi is one of the most versatile open-source hardware, people create different projects like robot, weather stations and a lot more but this article I will be showing you how to create a Wi-Fi router using Raspberry Pi it is one of the simplest and easiest method where you don’t need to do manual things to get it done before proceeding for the you will require a Raspberry Pi with Raspberry Pi OS Lite installed on it.

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Turn Raspberry Pi into WiFi Router

Power up your Raspberry Pi you need connect it via an Ethernet cable. In this tutorial I am using a headless Raspberry Pi (without monitor, keyboard and mouse) if you don’t know how to use Raspberry pi in headless mode click here to watch this amazing video and SSH into Pi now let’s begin.

Step 1. We have to update the Raspberry Pi to the latest version.

 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get full-upgrade
 sudo reboot

Step 2. Set up the WiFi country in raspi-config‘s Localisation Options

   sudo raspi-config

Step 3. Using the RaspAP’s quick installer script

   curl -sL | bash

Now follow the onscreen instruction as this script will ask some questions to set up different features like ad-blocker and VPN choose accordingly I suggest you should install all the features as they are very easy to use you might need these features in the future and setting it up later is quite difficult.

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One installation is completed you will need to reboot your Raspberry Pi, once done your boots up with the following AP configuration:

  • IP address:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: secret
  • DHCP range: —
  • SSID: raspi-webgui
  • Password: ChangeMe

I highly recommend you should change credentials immediately to do that goto or https://raspberrypi.local to router login page enter the username and password goto RaspAP’s Authentication and Hotspot > Security panels.

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I hope this article help you setting up your own Wi-Fi router using Raspberry Pi this could come very handy if you want to create your own Wi-Fi router with the ability of AD blocking and VPN to bypass geo blocking that will let you watch your favorite TV shows and movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime consider sharing this article with your friends and family members.

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