RaspAP is a software solution that can easily deploy the Raspberry Pi as a wireless AP (Access Point). It has a set of responsive WebUI to control WiFi, which is as convenient as a home router. RaspAP can run on Raspbian. You only need to install the Raspbian system for Raspberry Pi first, and then you can easily complete the installation and configuration of RaspAP through a quick installation script.

Here we introduce the installation and configuration of RaspAP.

Preparation

For a fresh installation of Raspbian, the latest version is recommended.

It is recommended to update Raspbian, including the core and firmware, and then restart the system:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo reboot

Run the sudo raspi-config command to set the WiFi region in the Set Localisation Options menu.

If you are using an old version of Raspberry Pi without integrated wireless network adapter, you need to prepare a USB wireless network card yourself.

After completing the above preparations, you can start the following steps for quick installation.

Quick installation

The following provides an installation script that requires only one command to complete the quick installation of RaspAP:

wget -q https://git.io/voEUQ -O /tmp/raspap && bash /tmp/raspap

The installer will help you through all the steps you need to do manually (see below).

Restart the Raspberry Pi after the installation is complete. By default, the wireless network adapter will be configured as a hotspot:

  • IP Address: 10.3.141.1
  • User name: admin
  • Password: secret
  • DHCP: 10.3.141.50 - 10.3.141.255
  • SSID: raspi-webgui
  • WiFi Password: ChangeMe

RaspAP allows you to connect the Raspberry Pi to the network through a wired network adapter, and use the wireless network adapter to enable the AP mode to achieve network sharing. Enable the AP in the Advanced tab of Configure hotspot, and then save the settings to start the hotspot without restarting the Raspberry Pi.

Ok, that's all for RaspAP.

Last modified: February 15, 2020

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