What is a Kiwix Hotspot?
The Kiwix Hotspot creates a local WiFi network from an inexpensive mini computer like the Raspberry Pi: contents can be chosen from the Kiwix library. The Raspberry range is that of a regular classroom (10-12m) and serves about 30 simultaneous users.
This solution is especially useful for schools, libraries, communities, humanitarian organisation etc. The end users just need a WiFi-enabled device; they don’t need to download or install anything.
What kind of content can I distribute with a Kiwix Hotspot?
Like all Kiwix software, the Hotspot works with content packages in the .zim format.
How do I turn my Raspberry Pi into a hotspot?
You can either download the installer and create an image with your own computer, or buy credits from our online cardshop and use our servers.
Do you sell ready-to-use Raspberry Pi computers with pre-configured SD cards?
Not directly but we have a list of vendors depending on your region. Please contact us if you are interested.
How much does it cost?
A complete Raspberry set should set you back around USD 50-60. MicroSD cards at a store start from USD 20 and up.