VNC Server

Usually raspi stays hidden, doing it’s job, controlled through web, hdmi cec or other various interfaces. Rarely it’s keyboard or mice. Although there comes time that we need to do something that requires mice and keyboard connected and there is none available or it’s difficult to do so. The perfect solution for you is VNC Server – remote desktop for your raspi. (more…)

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…)

Making Raspi visible – hardened SSH configuration

By default Raspbmc frobids SSH login from outside of our local network (192.168.*.*). It is a safety measure, because too many people exposed their Raspberry to the Internet without changing default passwords or generating new public keys. However what if we want to have constant access to our Raspi shell account from work or any other place? This tutorial will show how to expose Raspi to the Internet in a secure manner. (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…)

Putty

Having you raspi all set up, working like a charm, hidden somewhere under TV set. But every modification or correction means plugging keyboard, occupying tv and writting all commands by yourself. But hey! there is something you might be interested in. Putty.
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