Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Router to Combine Multiple Connections
The 34th Episode of Speedify Live is a special one! Speedify CEO Alex Gizis sits down with his freshly formatted Raspberry Pi to set it up as a Speedify bonding Wi-Fi router.
Follow along as we guide you through installing Speedify on a Raspberry Pi, setting it up to start and connect on boot, as well as creating a Speedify Wi-Fi router. And as a bonus, you will also learn some interesting facts about the Raspberry Pi!
Here are our main 5 takeaways from our DIY time with the Pi:
- You can use Speedify on Pi through either the CLI (Command Line Interface) or the UI (User Interface). You can do everything, and more in the CLI, but if you need a graphic representation of what’s happening, make sure to install the UI as well with the command
sudo apt-get install speedifyui
- By default, Raspberry Pi tends to give connections really long, ugly names. You can get around this and ensure that Speedify always displays the same name for your connections each time you use them, by making sure you enable predictable network names! Just run the following command and choose to Enable Predictable Network Interface Names.
- If you want to have the full benefits of a router with its firewall and extra settings, you can run Speedify on the Pi and share it through Ethernet into a router. This way, that router will share your bonded Speedify connection with the rest of your devices so they could all enjoy better speeds and stability!
- In case you’re looking to tether your iPhone to the Pi, the trick is to install the USB multiplexing daemon (USB MUXD).
Just run the command
sudo apt install usbmuxd
However, do note that there’s been a known issue with tethering iOS14 to Linux, often making it a hit or miss!
- You can turn your Raspberry Pi into a Speedify Router and share your bonded connection through Wi-Fi or Ethernet! However, keep in mind that the Pi is only able to use each network adapter once – you won’t be able to both connect and share to Wi-Fi through the same adapter simultaneously. But you can always add extra USB adapters!