Join David Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Set up Wi-Fi instead of using Ethernet, part of Raspberry Pi: Home Monitoring and Control.
- The next thing we want to do is set up our Wi-Fi,…and one of the things you should do…before you even plug in the Wi-Fi adapter…is power down the Raspberry Pi.…If you try plugging it in because it draws so much current,…it's going to reset the Pi and may do some damage.…So, as long as your Pi is powered off,…plug it in, boot up your Pi, you're ready to go.…And when you see this screen here,…on Raspbian Jessie, it's very simply…just click here and you can actually go down…to your home network or wherever you happen…to have your Wi-Fi.…
Click on it, and type in your pre-shared key,…and hit OK.…It should actually switch this and you can see here now,…we've got Wi-Fi connection instead of having Ethernet.…So, that is so much simpler in Raspbian Jessie…than it was in Raspbian Wheezy.…Now to check this out, all you have to do…is disconnect your Ethernet cable,…and make sure that everything still works,…and you can pull up anything in the browser with this now.…Since I've disconnected my Ethernet cable,…if I can pull up anything in the browser…
This DIY electronics project provides simple directions for getting your home monitoring system up and running. Author David Ross helps you select a power supply, camera, motion detector, enclosure, and other components and accessories, and make your system "smart" by connecting to web services frameworks such as Weaved and WebIOPi. Then he helps you program the logic to make your Pi camera take pictures and stream video, connect to home peripherals, and mount your alarm system. With this training, and a little elbow grease, you can create a fully autonomous system that helps you and your family feel more secure at home and away.
Note: These instructions work with Raspberry Pi B, Raspberry Pi B+, and Raspberry Pi 2 models.
- Selecting hardware, including a Raspberry Pi camera and a Pi Cobbler
- Configuring VNC, SSH, and WebIOPi services
- Sending SMS messages with the Raspberry Pi
- Taking and accessing pictures remotely
- Setting up video streaming with a Raspberry Pi camera
- Connecting the Pi to the development board
- Connecting the relay and motion detector
- Programming the alarm in Python
- Mounting and securing the alarm system