#008: Adding a static IP Address to the wifi on the pi!
More stuff documented elsewhere - harrah!
- Rasbian Installed and Setup as per #007: My default Raspberry Pi!
Choose your address
I set my Raspberry Pi to be
192.168.0.118, because my network has ip addresses like
192.168.0.*; Yours may be different.
- On windows, type
windows-rto open the run menu
- Open :
cmdto open the command prompt
ipconfigto see all your ip address-y stuff
To set up a static IP address so you don't have to use the router (or whatever) to find it again, you need to edit the interfaces file (after backing it up first!)
sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces.bak sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
It took a bit of messing about, but here is the changes to the
How to set the
auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.118 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 <delete> auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 192.168.0.118 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 wpa-passphrase <the password for the wifi> wpa-ssid <the SSID for the wifi></delete>
Close nano and
On my windows pc, I set the hosts file with an alias - it's just nicer.
To do this on your windows7 pc, open Notepad++ as admin, then open
It means you can open putty with raspberrypi as the ip address, harrah!