Configuring the Headless Pi

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scott-braggScott Bragg 04/30/2017 at 05:340 Comments

In the past I've always attached a keyboard and mouse and HDMI monitor to the Pi to configure it initially. But here is how to configure an SDCard so it is headless, running SSH and connecting to your wifi network:

Then you can unmount the microsd card and put it in your Pi and it will boot up and put itself on your wifi network. I usually run an nmap ping scan (sudo nmap -sP SUBNET/24) to find out what new Raspberry Pi's have appeared on the network, and then add it's MAC address as a static DHCP IP address.

You can then ssh to your newly minted Pi and run sudo raspi-config to do things such as