Wifi Extender application?

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smith.randallscott
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Wifi Extender application?

Post by smith.randallscott » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:25 pm

I have an ESP32 setup in sta+ap mode, but am unable to get an internet connection on the access point side. I have the dns set to googles dns sever (8.8.8.8) and I have the gateway set to the address of my main wifi router. My goal is to turn the ESP32 into a wifi extender. Is this possible?

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Re: Wifi Extender application?

Post by jimmo » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:23 pm

Whether this is possible with the ESP32 at all, I have no idea, but unfortunately with MicroPython it's going to be hard.

To be a wifi extender you need to be an ethernet bridge. But MicroPython only provides you with an IP-level API.

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Re: Wifi Extender application?

Post by emperor101 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:25 am

Hello from Peru :

This is my first post.... Thanks for bringing the power of Python to these boards !!!!!

Probably the best option is to have ** 2 ** ESP32s.

One will act as an access point and the other will be connected to the Internet.

Both boards will be connected and transfer the data back and forward ( ** not sure how exactly ** )

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Cheers !!

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