Sharing WiFi Internet connection with Raspberry Pi through LAN/Ethernet (Headless Mode)

Update 25th August, 2017: I haven’t tried this method yet on the recently released Raspbian Stretch version. However, one user has confirmed that the first method works on it. If it works for you, please let us know through the comments. Thanks.

Update 29th Dec, 2016: If you’re using the latest PIXEL Image, please make sure you enable the SSH Server by placing a a file named as ssh in the boot directory before trying any of the following methods. The SSH Server on boot has been disabled in the latest Raspbian image as a security measure. Read more about it here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/a-security-update-for-raspbian-pixel/

Update 9th July, 2016: I’m inspired by this method https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/programming-pi-zero-usb of SSHing into a Pi through the USB only and gonna tinker and see if we can get to also share Internet over to the Pi using only the USB. (No more messy LAN Cable 🙂 ). If you get it working, please share.

Update 10th July, 2016: I’m afraid, I won’t be able to get the above method running on a Pi 2/3 as it’s only supposed to work on a Pi Zero. If you have a Pi Zero and are interested in Sharing WiFi over USB, please check out http://blog.gbaman.info/?p=791#comment-136336

Updated 5th April, 2016 with Striner’s method

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This post will allow you to share WiFi Internet connection of the PC/Laptop with the Raspberry Pi which are connected to each other through a simple LAN/Ethernet cable connection at each end.

What you want to do:

  1. Share PC/Laptop’s WiFi Internet connection with Raspberry Pi through LAN/Ethernet connected to Raspberry Pi

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Direct Access Raspberry Pi Shell and Desktop on Laptop/PC without installing anything on the Raspberry Pi OS or connecting it to a Display Unit

Update 15th Sept, 2017: The easiest way to get this running on a Raspberry Pi Zero W is outlined here: https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-zero-creation?view=all where you’d only need an available WiFi connection. If you don’t have a WiFi connection, use your dumbPhone and setup a WiFi Hotspot. This is much easier than using a USB-Ethernet Adapter and then following the following methods.

Update 29th Dec, 2016: If you’re using the latest PIXEL Image, please make sure you enable the SSH Server by placing a a file named as ssh in the boot directory before trying any of the following methods. The SSH Server on boot has been disabled in the latest Raspbian image as a security measure. Read more about it here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/a-security-update-for-raspbian-pixel/

Before you go neck-deep into this post, please check if this post is applicable for you:

What you want to do:

  1. Access Raspberry Pi’s desktop on Laptop/PC screen

What you have:

  1. Raspberry Pi A+/B/B+/Pi 2 (If you’ve a Pi Zero, please try and let us know if this works on a Zero. Not tested with a Pi 3 either) running the latest Raspbian Wheezy (I’ve not yet tried it with recently released Raspbian Jessie based off Debian 8. If you’ve been successful with this latest release, please post in the comment and I’ll update it here. Thanks.)
  2. Laptop (Windows 7 or XP with Internet connection, required to download one setup file)
  3. A working SSH connection with Raspberry Pi (direct access, explained below)

What you don’t have (and not required):

  1. Display Device for the Raspberry Pi (HDMI enabled display unit / Old TV)
  2. Internet connection for the Raspberry Pi (LAN or WiFi)

Extra Stuff you need:

  1. Standard Network Cable (Cat 5, Standard or Crossover)
  2. PutTTY Software (will be used to SSH into the Pi)
  3. SD Card Writer

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