I have a new post up on Instructables, https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Ethernet-to-Wifi-Bridge/, this one is a little different from my usual projects in that it’s more around linux then a craft or build but it came from a place of frustration and combining a bunch of different linux topics and posts into a single guide, which I hope is useful to the reader and saves them from the frustration I had.
Overall it was a quick and fun project, I was definitely pleased with the USB wifi adapter I found, which is the Alfa AWUS036ACS 802.11ac, it’s Linux and Pi support seems better than some of the alternatives out there.
The final product is working out ok, I am having some issues with it falling off the wifi, but I think this is due to the signal quality of the AP it’s trying to associate with. And of course, it’s more of a half failure rather than a full failure which are always very interesting to diagnosis and troubleshoot. It’s definitely caused me to go down a rabbit hole when it comes to DHCP leases and wireless on linux. Nothing concrete yet, but it I find any useful I’ll be sure to share.