Connecting to Raspberry PI for the first time!

Connecting to Raspberry Pi from a  PC can be done in a few minutes. You don’t need an extra mouse or keyboard. It is possible to connect and set up your RPI using only an Ethernet cable. The whole operation takes only a few minutes and I have made  2 handy videos to show you how to do it quickly!

Connecting to Raspberry Pi on Windows

Requirements:

  • Ethernet cable
  • PuTTy installed on PC
  • Tight VNC viewer installed on PC
  • Internet connection
  • (optional) access to an ethernet port  on your router

Connecting to Raspberry Pi on Linux

Requirements:

  • Ethernet cable
  • Terminal access (comes as default on Linux distro)
  • Remmina VNC client
  • Internet connection
  • (optional) access to an ethernet port  on your router

Each video gives you a few options on how to connect to the Raspberry PI, without the need for extra accessories. I hope you will find this helpful! I will add the Pi Zero soon, just waiting for my adapter!

Did you know…

Latest raspbian images can copy the WiFi configuration from the /boot partition of your SD card. Simply create a new file and name it:

wpa_supplicant.conf

and paste the modified, to your needs, details:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country= <<--ISO COUNTRY CODE WITHOUT ANY SYMBOLS-->>

network={
    ssid="YOUR_SSID"
    psk="YOUR_PASS"
}
network={
    ssid="YOUR_SSID_2"
    psk="YOUR_PASS_2"
}

Save the file and simply reboot the Raspberry Pi. Remember to create and save an SSH file on the boot partition, to enable the SSH interface. If you want to assign the permament IP address, take a look at this guide.

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