College of Engineering
Computer Engineering Department
BS in Computer Engineering
The goal of this project is to allow an IoT device, such as a Weemo Smart Plug, Amazon Echo, Gaming Console, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device to connect to a WPA_EAP Enterprise Network by using a Raspberry Pi Zero W as a packet forwarding device. Extra configuration steps are required for devices connecting to an enterprise network, and many devices are not compatible at all. By using a Wi-Fi Bridge, any device can easily obtain internet access by connecting to the Pi.
The system can be implemented on either one wireless card or two separate cards depending on the requirements of the user. For systems requiring higher signal strength and faster upload/download speeds, it is best to use a dedicated wireless card to host the access point. However, for systems where the signal strength and bandwidth are less important, or where a more cost effective solution is desired, a single card can be shared by the access point and network connection.