Using Sixfab Raspberry Pi Shield/HAT as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

If you have a Raspberry Pi with Sixfab shield/HAT 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.

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

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 | bash

After the reboot at the end of the installation the wireless network will be configured as an access point as follows:


  • IP address :
    • Username: admin
    • Password: secret
  • DHCP range: to
  • SSID: raspi-webgui
  • Password: ChangeMe

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

Using Sixfab Raspberry Pi Shield/HAT as a Wi-Fi Hotspot

See the webpage for more information about the RaspAP.

Thank you RaspAP :heart: