We will be installing Home Assistant onto a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and connect it to your home network using Ethernet.

Basically this is the easiest and best way to set up a Smart Home Hub like this as the Disk Image used automatically configures the server when connected to the internet through Ethernet. By using a wired connection for the server, you can be sure that you get the fastest and most reliable connection possible for your Smart Home.

To get this going, you will create a boot disk using a MicroSD card. This MicroSD card will then go into the Raspberry Pi, which is then connected to your home Router via Ethernet. After about 20 minutes, you should be able to access the user interface from any device connected to your home WiFi by simply going to http://hassio.local:8123

Here are the things we will need to get your server up and running:

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As for the Software tools, you will want the following:

SD Card Formatting tool:

SD Card Boot Disk tool:

This guide was first published on Sep 05, 2019. It was last updated on Sep 05, 2019.

This page (Raspberry Pi Server Setup) was last updated on Dec 01, 2021.

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