This tutorial assumes you have your Pi mostly set up and have followed our "Raspberry Pi as Wifi Access Point" tutorial
Please follow these tutorials in order to
Install the OS onto your SD card
If you bought an SD card with Raspbian pre-burned on you can skip this step
Boot the Pi and log into it
Don't forget to change the default password for the 'pi' acccount!!!
Make sure to expand the filesystem to the entire disk or you may run out of space (this is done by default now on Raspbian when you boot it)
However, don't configure WiFi - you can log in over Ethernet or Serial console
Set up and test the Ethernet connection - in general this means just plug into Ethernet before booting
Check that you can ssh to, or ping from the Raspberry Pi
- For WiFi, you do not need to configure anything. and that your Wifi adapter is recognized and shows up as wlan0 when you run ifconfig wlan0
Connect with a USB console cable (optional)
Handy for debugging especially when connecting to the access point hosted by the Pi
When done you should have a Pi that is booting Raspbian, has working Ethernet, and you can connect to with a USB console cable and log into the Pi via the command line interface.
- Then follow our Pi-as-Access-Point tutorial to set up the Pi as a wifi access point router.
When done you should be able to connect to the Pi as a WiFi access point and connect to the internet through it.
If using a console cable, even though the diagram on the last step shows powering the Pi via the USB console cable (red wire) we suggest not connecting the red wire and instead powering from the wall adapter. Keep the black, white and green cables connected as is.