*** Install Speedify on the Raspberry Pi: https://speedify.com/blog/how-to/install-speedify-raspberry-pi/
*** Enable sharing over Wi-Fi with Speedify on the Raspberry Pi: https://support.speedify.com/article/566-speedify-linux-wifi
For those streaming on Facebook Live, the biggest issue is finding a reliable Internet connection that doesn’t drop when you’re in the middle of the action. In this video you will learn how to create a Wi-Fi hotspot that won’t disconnect from the Internet with a Raspberry Pi. You will be able to use this with your video streaming device to stream IRL on Facebook Live.
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Cellular coverage is not homogenous or ubiquitous, especially when you’re at the outskirts of a city, or in an area that’s prone to poor mobile signal, like an underground passage or inside a building. That’s why it’s important to get your Internet from at least 2 different cellular carriers. This way, if one’s network fails, you can use the other.
You need a channel bonding service that can combine BOTH sources into one solid and stable connection. You need Speedify bonding VPN to create a Facebook Live IRL streaming Wi-Fi hotspot by bonding connections from 2 smartphones or cellular dongles!
For creating the uninterrupted IRL streaming experience, we used the following parts:
* Raspberry Pi 4
* Smartphones that you will tether to the Pi via USB
* Portable USB-C battery pack – to power the Raspberry Pi and, if needed, the smartphones you’ll use for connection bonding
* Smartphone or other WiFi-enabled camera to record – Go-Pro, etc.
* Backpack to carry the devices
Here’s how to get uninterrupted Internet for your Facebook Live IRL streaming using a Raspberry Pi:
1. Setup the Raspberry Pi by installing Speedify.
2. Plug the Raspberry Pi into the battery pack.
3. Connect as many smartphones or cellular adapters as you can to the Pi and enable tethering. Make sure you leave the Pi’s internal Wi-Fi card not connected so you can use it as a connection sharing interface.
4. Start the Wi-Fi hotspot – turn on Speedify and enable sharing.
To share over a Wi-Fi hotspot, select wlan0 as the sharing interface. Set a custom SSID and password for your hotspot and restart Speedify to apply the changes. If you’re using Speedify on the Pi graphically, you should see the connections show up as connection bubbles on the Speedify dashboard.
5. Connect your Facebook Live video streaming device to the Wi-Fi hotspot.
If you’re using a smartphone as your Facebook Live streaming device, you can also run Speedify on it. This way, you’ll combine the bonded connection from the Raspberry Pi via Wi-Fi with your cellular connection!
Use the Facebook app to customize your live streaming settings. While connected to the hotspot, you should be able to IRL stream in HD on the go, without worrying about weak signal.
Now go test it out for yourself! Drop us your feedback in the comments below!
*** Check out the blog post at https://speedify.com/blog/how-to/facebook-live-irl-streaming-uninterrupted-internet