Installation of TP-LINK WN725N v2

People using Raspbmc (including me) tend to have problems with installation of TP-LINK WN725N v2 (v1 works out of the box). I have no idea why tp-link didn’t change model name when they changed the chipset but that’s reality that causes a lot of confusion. Anyway, installation is very simple and consist of 3 steps. (more…)

Hotspot – WiFi Access Point

When I was thinking of buying Raspberry Pi few months ago, I was also about to buy 3G router/AP. When I learned what RPi is, and I saw people trying to make AP out of it, I knew where to place my money :) I know I’ve chosen right… RPi as AP gives you enormous number of possibilities: wireless streaming of cartoons to your tablet when you’re in the car. Your wife (if you have one already ;) ) in the same time can watch Desperate Housewives… and you can focus on pleasure from driving. I hope you’re interested already so let’s do it. (more…)

Media Center – (XBMC + polish VOD and subs)

Many people buy Raspberry Pi because it is capable of playing Full HD movies, while the price of it is very attractive and power consumption is close to none. Hence, I cannot imagine our website without at least a brief introduction to XBMC. Since there are hundreds of websites, where configuration of XBMC is described in very detailed way. Here you should find all basic stuff on how to turn your little RPi into cool media center. (more…)

Webcam

Raspberry Pi with its very low power consumption and huge possibilities is a good candidate to become guardian of our property. Now with RPi you will be able to monitor on-goingly what’s going on in your appartment or office. You can record it in a movie format or store snapshots only – and you can do it only if anything changes in your camera’s sight. Cool, right? So let’s do it! (more…)

Cutting the Wire – WiFi configuration

There may be cases where you will not have Ethernet cable available to have you RPi connected to the internet. Raspberry Pi without network connection would be something really odd :) So how to get it connected without a wire? Well, you can buy inexpensive USB wifi and and follow our tutorial to have it set up. (more…)

Torrent Client (Transmission)

RPi consumes only a few watts of power so it seems to be ideal torrent client platform – it can run for days and slowly (or not) download the content from internet. Setting up Torrent client is very easy. Here is how to do it… (more…)

Installing 3G modem

If you have 3G modem, you can easily connect it to your precious RPi and have internet everywhere you go. This can be first step to turn your RPi into wireless 3G router or you can just do it to make sure, that wherever you go, XBMC would be able to download subtitles for the movie :) So, here are step by step instructions… (more…)

Multimedia file server (DLNA/UPnP)

Have you ever wanted to watch movies, listen to the music or watching your picture collection on your TV or smartphone without a need to connect your laptop to the tv set? Maybe you have PS3 and you always dreamt of having access to those resources with PS3? (more…)