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by KB6WIJ
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a wireless router
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Re: Pi as a wireless router

Thanks for the input! I guess the only reason I want to build a router is the satisfaction of "rolling my own". I have to agree that the low cost of dedicated hardware hardly makes the project worth the effort, and I'm sure no one would be impressed but me. :D
by KB6WIJ
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Pi as a wireless router
Replies: 3
Views: 2683

Pi as a wireless router

I'd like to build a wireless router for use in my home. It would provide wi-fi for my family in a roughly 1000 square foot condo. Would the antenna on a Raspberry Pi 3 have enough range? Is there a way to connect an external antenna, or would I need to use a dongle to connect an antenna? How about a...
by KB6WIJ
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second Life client + Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 3
Views: 3137

Re: Second Life client + Raspberry Pi 3

I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner but I managed to contract my annual bout of the flu and my mind was elsewhere. Thanks for all the info! I'd managed to forget that I'd need an ARM version of the client. Apparently, the source code is now available, but I have no idea what it might take to get it to...
by KB6WIJ
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Second Life client + Raspberry Pi 3
Replies: 3
Views: 3137

Second Life client + Raspberry Pi 3

I realize that this is asking a lot of a $35 computer, but here goes... has anyone attempted to run the Second Life client program on a Raspberry Pi 3? If so, did it work satisfactorily (graphics? speed?)? Would it run at a reasonable speed over a VNC connection? It's GOT to perform better than it d...
by KB6WIJ
Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:17 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to keep time without connect to internet ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5509

Re: How to keep time without connect to internet ?

Let's try something easy first. Does the RTC module have a fresh battery?
by KB6WIJ
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Outdoor power using light socket
Replies: 25
Views: 9908

Re: Outdoor power using light socket

What's wrong with a battery and a solar charger? No wires connected to mains at all!
by KB6WIJ
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:06 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Web browser in Jessie?
Replies: 4
Views: 3824

Re: Web browser in Jessie?

gkreidl wrote:@KB6WIJ: If you are looking for a more light weighed browser...
Thanks! I'll check out kweb!
by KB6WIJ
Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Web browser in Jessie?
Replies: 4
Views: 3824

Re: Web browser in Jessie?

Howdy Joe, As you may know, Jessie is the informal name... Sorry... I thought that Jessie was the name of the newest Raspbian distro. For the Pi, we have "Epiphany". See https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/web-browser-released/. It looks like there might be a version of Chromium for Pi... I'...
by KB6WIJ
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Web browser in Jessie?
Replies: 4
Views: 3824

Web browser in Jessie?

Happy holidays to all! Several questions: first, what is the default web browser in Jessie? Are others included in the distro? I'm looking for a lightweight browser that will be fast - are there others I should consider besides the ones that are included in Jessie? Finally, is there a list of applic...
by KB6WIJ
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi 2 model B current drain
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: RPi 2 model B current drain

Exactly what I needed! Thanks again!
by KB6WIJ
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi 2 model B current drain
Replies: 2
Views: 546

RPi 2 model B current drain

I'd like to buy a Pi and spend some time playing with it before I launch into any projects. No keyboard/mouse/wifi/etc - just the Pi. How much current does it draw? Can I power it from a USB port on my notebook computer?

Thanks! Joe
by KB6WIJ
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power Button
Replies: 13
Views: 4409

Re: Power Button

Connect your switch to the two holes marked "RUN", just above the wires in your picture. That is the same as the "P6" connector in earlier models. When the Pi is in shutdown, connecting those two holes together for a short time will make the Pi restart. Will this initiate a clea...
by KB6WIJ
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Jessie and sshd
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Jessie and sshd

Wow, that was fast! Thanks, Andy!

I plan to set up VNC almost immediately and control/administer the RPi from my other Linux boxes, but I'll keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks again!
by KB6WIJ
Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Jessie and sshd
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Jessie and sshd

I'm sorry if this question has been answered before, but I couldn't find an answer when I searched the forums. I don't own a monitor and don't want to buy one, so I'd like to know if sshd is enabled in a fresh install of jessie. Thanks, and again, my apologies if I inadvertently spammed the forum. J...
by KB6WIJ
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: "Headless" Raspbian install?
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: "Headless" Raspbian install?

Thanks for the prompt replies! :D

To klricks: Great web page! I'll start out installing a Rasbian image as you suggest and see what happens. Grants Pass, eh? I live near Redding!

To rpdom: Uh, yeah... my brain said 8GB but my fingers didn't cooperate!

Thanks again! Joe
by KB6WIJ
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: "Headless" Raspbian install?
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

"Headless" Raspbian install?

Hi! I don't own a computer monitor or a television and I'd hate to buy either one just to install Raspbian! However, I own a Linux laptop and I'm fairly proficient at using it. My impression is that I can install Raspbian to an SD card using Linux, fire up the Raspberry Pi with no display attached a...

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