I have previously used the NOOBS image successfully, but for some reason (due to the lack of a HDMI monitor) I couldn't get it work this time (with my composite monitor).
- So I got the http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbian_latest Wheezy image from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads, and used this guide http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup to install the image with dd.
- Then I looked up the IP address on my router (the hostname raspberrypi didn't work), and logged in with ssh@ip_address.
- expand the image to fit the whole sd card: sudo raspi-config
- set up password less login
- edit the host name: sudo nano /etc/hostname
I then used this recipe to set up wifi: http://www.dafinga.net/2013/01/how-to-setup-raspberry-pi-with-hidden.html
- wpasupplicant was already installed.
- Somehow the wifi connection didn't work first time round, and while I was playing with lsusb, lsmod, iwconfig it somehow started working. We'll need to see.
- /etc/resolv.conf needed adding another name server - I don't fully understand this, maybe it's a problem with my home network.
- The wifi doesn't seem to work that reliably.
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
Not sure whether this is needed:
sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-bootloader
1.4 network performance
It's always good to know what the network throughput is, so iperf is your app:
sudo apt-get install iperf