World’s easiest way to set up WiFi Access Point

When over a year ago I was working on setting up wireless access point, that was really tough task. I would never thought that one day I would be able to do the same just with my TV remote and on… OpenELEC!
Ok, so here is the World’s easiest way to set up your own AP.
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Ambi-tv – ampilight effect from any Video (i.e. HDMI) source

Connecting HDMI signal to raspberry pi and using it as a source for the lights behind the tv, seems to be very tricky in the beginning – in fact it is not, but it requires some additional components to be bought and installed. Unfortunately these components are not cheap… You may be lucky enough though to have scart/composite/av output in your PVR or amplituner, that provides signal in parallel with HDMI. If that’s the case, you will get what you want for very reasonable price. (more…)

Do it yourself: NAS

I’ve always wanted my very own server. That’s why I got a raspi in the first place. Attached 2TB drive to it, packed it with webservers, services and other weird stuff that I wanted to test. Moreover, I’ve expected this under powered, little raspberry to work flawlessly no matter what I throw at it. But then, BAM! reality: 2MB/s, lost usb packets, hangs, reboots, nuclear war, cold etc. My (cheap&used) new server has come to put an end to it. (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…)

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…)

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…)