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Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:42 pm
by CountryEd
Hey folks,
I use the wifi for connectivity to my router, is there a way to allow the ethernet port to feed another device? I am installing a DNS server too in to the pi.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:27 pm
by topguy
to allow the ethernet port to feed another device?
There are many ways of configuring the network interfaces on a Pi, but you have to describe what you want, better than that, if you want some useful help.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:37 pm
by CountryEd
Good point... I want to connect to my router with wifi but connect my Acurite Access to the ethernet port. I am going to try and install a couple of programs that will grab the feed from the access and reuse them.
Hopefully this explains more.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:22 am
by DougieLawson
CountryEd wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:42 pm
I use the wifi for connectivity to my router, is there a way to allow the ethernet port to feed [SIC] another device?
The word "feed" is going to cause some confusion, what on earth do you mean by that?
Are you trying to route packets from the wireless interface to the ethernet interface?
Will your RPi be running dnsmasq as a DHCP server?

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:33 am
by topguy
CountryEd wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:37 pm
Good point... I want to connect to my router with wifi but connect my Acurite Access to the ethernet port. I am going to try and install a couple of programs that will grab the feed from the access and reuse them.
Hopefully this explains more.
It does, but what is an "Acurite Access" ? and does it need internet connection ?

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:52 am
by B.Goode
what is an "Acurite Access" ?
Indeed.

I tried some Internet research and found myself looking at a single dead-end page saying they don't work in Europe...

(But I think it is some sort of hub device for home automation sensors?)

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:17 pm
by CountryEd
https://www.acurite.com/access-my-acuri ... oring.html

I would like to find a way to have my wifi connect to my router and the above device connect to my pi's ethernet port. So a DNS server can run and also be used with Acuparse.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:30 pm
by B.Goode
CountryEd wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:17 pm
https://www.acurite.com/access-my-acuri ... oring.html

I would like to find a way to have my wifi connect to my router and the above device connect to my pi's ethernet port. So a DNS server can run and also be used with Acuparse.
Following that link:
AcuRite.com is currently unavailable in most European countries. We are engaged with the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market.
For now, that might rule out getting help from the many UK based volunteer helpers in these forums.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:48 pm
by B.Goode
CountryEd wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:17 pm
https://www.acurite.com/access-my-acuri ... oring.html

I would like to find a way to have my wifi connect to my router and the above device connect to my pi's ethernet port. So a DNS server can run and also be used with Acuparse.


How far do you get if you just 'try it and see?'

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:50 pm
by CountryEd
It does not work as the pi switches over the the eth0 which is looking for the router.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:09 pm
by B.Goode
CountryEd wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:50 pm
It does not work as the pi switches over the the eth0 which is looking for the router.

That is under your control and easily rectified. It is a "metric' configuration option in the routing information for Raspbian.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:23 pm
by CountryEd
Good to know, I am digging up some docs right now.

Re: Using the ethernet port to accept traffic

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:57 pm
by B.Goode
Another thought.

Presumably the Access device has cabled Ethernet connectivity only?

Is it out of the question to connect it to your home router: these usually support wired Ethernet as well as WiFi.

If the cabling is inconvenient, have you considered Powerline devices to extend the wired network to where you need it?


Or people like TPlink have proprietary 'convert WiFi back to Ethernet' devices for a similar price to an RPi board.