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# Turn the RAKwireless WisGate Edge Lite 2 into a Helium Data-Only hotspot
Using a Data-Only Hotspot provides you with the ability to contribute to expanding the Helium network providing coverage to end-node devices at a relatively low price point, which is always good.
A Data-Only Helium hotspot is essentially a LoRaWAN gateway that relays data and consequently earns token rewards for its packet transfer services.
It should be mentioned that such a hotspot will not provide you with any Proof of Coverage (PoC) rewards, due to the fact that it cannot be challenged by a validator to send beacons or witness. This is not a full Helium hotspots and it will receive substantially less HNT as earnings.
In this article we will be discussing the transformation of a RAKwireless WisGate Edge Lite 2 (RAK7268) gateway into a Data-Only Helium Hotspot. The gateway in question comes at a very affordable price and is therefore an ideal point of entry for anyone looking to contribute to the expansion of The People's Network.
In order to convert the RAK7268 to a Data-only Hotspot we would need to have the following accomplished:
- Have the RAK7268 properly set up to work in your frequency region (EU868 in this example)
- Have the LoRa Packet Forwarder pointed to the right address and port (in this case the local loopback address)
- Install the Helium miner service so the packet forwarder can send packet data to it and in turn it can send it to the Helium back-end server
Once the above are all accounted for your gateway will be able to forward Data packets coming from an end-node registered with the [Helium Console](https://console.helium.com/welcome). We will have follow up articles on the topic.
## Setting up the gateway