Network Config Overview

The VAN PI OS offers versatile network connectivity options to suit various networking needs. Here are the primary modes and configurations supported:

1. Access Point (AP) Mode

In this mode, the VAN PI OS acts as a Wi-Fi Access Point and DHCP Router. This setup is ideal when you need the system to provide network connectivity to multiple devices in a standalone environment.

  • Functionality:

    • The system broadcasts its own Wi-Fi network.

    • Devices connect to this network to access services provided by the VAN PI OS.

    • The system assigns IP addresses to connected devices via DHCP.

  • Use Case:

    • Creating a local network for devices to communicate with each other without relying on external internet access.

    • Ideal for remote locations or portable setups where no other network infrastructure is available.

2. Client Mode

In client mode, the VAN PI OS connects to an existing Wi-Fi network. This allows the system to function as a client device within a larger network.

  • Functionality:

    • The system connects to a specified Wi-Fi network using provided credentials.

    • Once connected, it can access internet resources and other devices on the same network.

  • Use Case:

    • Integrating the VAN PI OS into an existing network infrastructure.

    • Allowing the system to access internet services or communicate with other devices within the same network.

3. Wired Ethernet Connection

The VAN PI OS can also be connected to a wired network via its Ethernet (ETH) port. This provides a stable and high-speed connection option. (Availible Intenet

  • Functionality:

    • The system connects to a network using an Ethernet cable.

    • It can obtain an IP address via DHCP from the network or use a static IP configuration.

    • If the system is operating in AP Mode, it can forward the internet connection from the Ethernet port to the Wi-Fi network.


  • Use Case:

    • Situations where a reliable and high-speed network connection is required.

    • Environments with existing Ethernet infrastructure.

    • Providing a stable internet connection to Wi-Fi devices when operating in AP Mode.

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The VAN PI OS offers flexible networking capabilities, allowing it to adapt to various environments and use cases:

  • AP Mode: System acts as a Wi-Fi Access Point and DHCP Router.

  • Client Mode: System connects to an existing Wi-Fi network.

  • Wired Ethernet Connection: System connects to a wired network via the ETH port.

These options ensure that the VAN PI OS can provide robust networking solutions whether operating independently or as part of a larger network infrastructure.

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