Sorry for vanishing for the last couple weeks! I've been kept pretty busy with work, life, the Universe, everything, etc. I'll try to reply to everyone in this post, if I've missed someone just let me know.
dobbers24 wrote:My question is about the next stage to install and configure squid to first of all monitor the traffic and then to apply some rules to block inappropriate sites. I have downloaded squid and installed it but does anyone have the knowledge to apply a simple (i.e. baby steps) set of rules to configure the squid config files and iptables to just monitor via the access.log the traffic flowing across the HP2133/RasPi.
Googling for "Squid tutorial" should get you started, I don't have much experience with it although I'll probably try it out eventually.
1. It doesn't work sooo good anymore when many devices are connected (some devices just loose the connection etc...).
Grauhut suggested the Alfa Awus036neh.
Does the Alfa Awus036neh works without an powered USB hub, plugged directly to the Pi?
If not which wifi adapter do you suggest which is stronger than the RT5370 but doesn't need a powered USB hub?
Although I haven't done any serious load-testing, I've found that my Pi becomes unstable after a while when not using a powered hub for the wifi dongle. The newer Pi's that don't have the 140ma fuses might be able to run without it, though.
2. Has anyone tested to enable 802.11n support (ieee80211n)?
If yes which adapters work with 802.11n (and is their one which doesn't need a powered USB hub)?
I haven't yet, I'll let you know if I do.
Tickle wrote:Sorry for not digging through this post but what USB Dongle are people using with "Access Point"?
It seems that most usb WiFi adapters support AP mode, although I've only tested a few personally. I've mainly used Ralink-based USB dongles, they've worked fine for me. I recently bought a couple of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004BA ... 00_s00_i00
They have very good range, but should be used with a powered hub for best results.
/etc/network/interfaces file shows like this...
with these settings i am getting an hotspot from my pi with the name My_AP but when i try to connect to the network it says limited access in windows ..
i think its not forwarding ip address and i cannot ssh into pi wirelessly....you have any idea why this happening..?? i just want to ssh wirelessy from my pi...!!
It appears that you used a different tutorial since you have dnsmasq installed instead of udhcpd. That shouldn't be a problem, but the easiest way to get it working would be to follow the tutorial here: http://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot
. The problem seems to be that you don't have iptables NAT (network address translation) configured, so things connected to your Pi's wifi aren't forwarded to your Ethernet connection.[/quote]