Raspberry Pi and more by András Zsitko

Tag: raspbian

Setting up a static IP for our WiFi interface in Raspbian

In case our router doesn’t have a DHCP server (unlikely) or it doesn’t support binding IP addresses to MAC addresses so we always get the same IP for our Pi (possible), we need to set a static IP on the Pi. That way we can make sure the Pi will be reachable on the same IP even across router reboots.

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Monitoring download speed of a network interface on Raspbian

I needed to check the download speed on of an interface on my Raspberry Pi, so I have used a tool called speedometer to do so.

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433Mhz RF Remote Control with pilight on Raspberry Pi

I have a set of SilverCrest IP20 remote controlled sockets purchased in LIDL.

Remote: SilverCrest 113854 RCT DS1 AAA-A 3726
4x Switches: SilverCrest 113854 RCR DS1 3711-A IP20 FR 3726

These work on 433Mhz radio frequency, so the switches can be controlled using my Raspberry Pi instead of the remote control which came with the set.

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Bash scripting pilight-send raw codes sending on Raspberry Pi

In one of the previous posts I have shown how to control the socket’s with pilight and an RF transmitter.

Since the pilight protocol which will be able to control my outlets (quigg_gt9000) is not finished yet, I wrote a simple command which sniffs out the raw codes (with pilight-debug) and a bash script to use send these raw codes to control the outlets (with pilight-send).

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Setting up built-in WiFi on Raspberry Pi 3

At the time of writing this post, the newest device in the Raspberry Pi universe was Pi 3, released on 29th February 2016, boasting a 64bit CPU, an onboard Bluetooth chip, and last but not least: onboard WiFi.

We’ll focus on how to set up WiFi in this post.

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NFS file sharing server on Raspberry Pi

I use my NFS file sharing server to stream media to Kodi media centers installed on various devices in my local network.

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Transmission on Raspberry Pi

I’ve started writing the original version of this tutorial in 2014, and back then I had less experience in managing Linux users, permissions and services, and also the official OS of Raspberry Pi, the Raspbian was a bit different, too. The below how-to is a major re-write of the original, and it’s intended to be configured on a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Raspbian Stretch Lite (2018-06-27).

It’s a work in progress, so please be warned!

Now, on to the interesting stuff…

Downloading (legal) content using torrents is very convenient, but if you plan to keep the files “seeding” which is the term to allow them to be uploaded back to other users, then you’ll need to keep your computer running 24/7 which won’t be good for your electricity bills. For this reason it’s a nice idea to use a Raspberry Pi as a “torrent server” a.k.a “seedbox” which will run day and night, as it’s power consumption is tiny compared to a laptop, let alone a desktop PC.

We’ll be using Transmission as a torrent client, which can be installed as a “daemon” running in the background all the time on the Raspberry Pi.

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Welcome message (MOTD) on Raspberry Pi

Check out my custom MOTD on my Raspberry Pi, it’s showing useful data about the system right after I log in.

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Installing Raspbian Lite on Raspberry Pi

In this guide I’ll show you how to install the Raspbian Lite operating system (OS) on your Raspberry Pi. Raspbian Lite is meant to be used for “headless” servers, which means this setup won’t have a display and keyboard attached to the Raspberry Pi itself, we’ll be using our computer to connect to the Raspberry Pi via the local network.

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