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

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

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.

When done you should be able to connect to the Pi as a WiFi access point and connect to the internet through it.

It is possible to do this tutorial via ssh on the Ethernet port or using a console cable.

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.

This guide was first published on Jun 14, 2013. It was last updated on Jun 14, 2013.

This page (Preparation) was last updated on Jun 13, 2013.

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