Using Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT Application Shield as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

If you have a Raspberry Pi with Cellular IoT Application Shield connected to a Cellular Network, you can easily convert it to a Wi-Fi Hotspot. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a WiFi Raspberry Pi Hotspot with you.

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Note

PPP and QMI interface are supported by Cellular IoT HAT and Cellular IoT Application Shield too, but the connection speed would be not appropriate to share as a hotspot.

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Before getting started

To make a hotspot, you must first connect to the PPP or QMI interface. We recommend installing the QMI Interface because it is faster than PPP.

First, make a backup of the Wi-Fi connection configuration.

To do this, go to the terminal of the raspberry pi and run the following commands:

sudo cp /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.sav
sudo cp /dev/null /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Add following lines in the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1

After that, all we need to do is install RaspAP.

RasAP is a software that allows us to manage the access point and hotspot on the web interface.


Quick installer

Install RaspAP from your RaspberryPi’s shell prompt:

curl -sL https://install.raspap.com | bash

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Info

IP address: 10.3.141.1

Username: admin

Password: secret

DHCP range: 10.3.141.50 to 10.3.141.255

SSID: raspi-webgui

Password: ChangeMe

From the Configure hotspot tab, set and save as follows.

Source

Thanks, RaspAP.

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Updated 27 days ago


Using Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT Application Shield as a Wi-Fi Hotspot


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