Install Linux Wifi Hotspot on Raspberry Pi

Linux Wifi Hotspot

A feature-rich wifi hotspot creator for Linux which provides both GUI and command-line interface.

Run GUI from Menu: Menu -> System Tools -> Wifi Hotspot
Run GUI from Terminal: wihotspot
Run CLI from Terminal: create_ap


  • Share your wifi like in Windows - Use wifi and enable hotspot at the same time.
  • Share a wifi access point from any network interface
  • Share wifi via QR code
  • MAC filter
  • View connected devices
  • Includes both CLI and GUI.
  • Supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz - You can be connected to a 5GHz network and have your hotspot on a 2.4GHz network.
  • Customise wifi channel, Change MAC address, etc.
  • Hide SSID
  • Customize gateway IP address
  • Enable IEEE 80211n, IEEE 80211ac modes

Note: Running Linux Wifi Hotspot from the Menu will turn on your Wifi, becuause trying to start a Hotspot with your Wifi off won't work.

Fortunately, Linux Wifi Hotspot is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Linux Wifi Hotspot.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Linux Wifi Hotspot will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Linux Wifi Hotspot

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Linux Wifi Hotspot.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Tools category.

Now scroll down to find Linux Wifi Hotspot in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Linux Wifi Hotspot for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at