Before starting up your board, you have to insert your flashed SD card to it. We are going to connect the device to an internet-facing network. This can be done either via Ethernet or WiFi and is described in the steps below.
Insert SD card into the board¶
Supply power to your board¶
You can simply do that by connecting a USB micro cable between your computer and your board:
If everything went well, the PWR led (red) should now turn on, while the ACT led (green) will follow blinking. That means the board is up and running.
Set up Internet connection to your board¶
If a network cable is not an option, you can use WiFi. In order to connect your Raspberry Pi to your WiFi network, you have to indicate the SSID and password to it. We can do this with a smartphone or any other device with wireless capabilities.
The first step is to wait a couple of minutes after boot up until you find a connection with SSID "Wifi Connect" and no password in your computer or smartphone:
After you connect, a captive portal will pop up in your phone:
Enter the portal, you will get something like this. Select your WiFi network and enter your password.
Note: Your password will only be stored locally on your device.
The Raspberry Pi now has your network credentials saved locally and will connect to that SSID after every reset automatically.
If you get this page, the device will take up to 2 minutes to synchronize with Pantahub. You can continue to the next section Discovering your device.
Ethernet connected to network¶
The easiest way to connect your device to the Internet with cable is to directly connect it your Internet-enabled network by plugging one end of the ethernet cable to your router or switch and the other into your raspberry pi. If done correctly, your device will synchronize with Pantahub. You can continue to the next section Discovering your device.
Ethernet connected to PC¶
Alternatively, you can also use you already connected computer and set up a shared ethernet connection for you Raspberry Pi. Use an ethernet cable to connect your board to your computer.
After the board is up and LAN connection is on, the orange LED on the ethernet cable should start blinking.
Now, follow you OS specific instructions to activate network sharing:
NOTE: These instructions are for Ubuntu only.
- Click on the network icon and go to
- Double click on your wired connection:
- Switch to the
Shared to other computersmethod
- Click on
- Open System Preferences
- Select Sharing Preference Panel
- Enable Internet Sharing with the following settings:
- Share your connection from: Wi-Fi
- To computers using: Ethernet
- Go to Network Connections
- Open your WiFi connection's properties:
- Switch to the
- Enable it
- Select Ethernet as the
Home networking connection
- Click on