Pi OSPF Router

This How-To project describes how to build a router that runs a dynamic routing protocol. I chose OSPF for this project, however other interior gateway protocols are becoming more popular, such as ISIS. To make this project go quicker, I used a previous Pi SD card build that already had support for a Wireless Access Point to make it easier to manage the Pi remotely. In that build we had installed the apache2 server, hostapd for Wi-Fi AP support, tftpd-hpa for tftp server, and the isc-dhcp-server to support the AP functions.
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PiRouter

At times you may need to connect networks together but you don’t necessarily have a spare router up your sleeve to make it happen. Well, while your waiting for the IT budget to come through, why not have a Raspberry Pi router in your back pocket for a temporary fix. It won’t be a barn burner, but hey, at least you can make some progress. Continue reading “PiRouter”

Pi RDP

tin-can-telephoneWhen I tell my friends that they can access their Pi remotely from Windows Remote Desktop their eyes light up.

So I thought I would post an brief article on xrdp – a nice little linux module that allows Windows machines to connect to the Pi graphically with the X-Window interface. Continue reading “Pi RDP”

DXpedition Project

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This project is about creating a special build of the Raspberry Pi for a Ham Radio Operator Club. Periodically Ham Radio Organizations partner with other organizations and government agencies to embark on “expeditions”. They travel to remote locations, set up a communications operation, and try to contact other Ham Radio Operators world-wide within a very specific time frame. These guys go to seemingly impossible locations, bringing their own power generation and resources. They leverage many laptop computers, a network, and a satellite uplink to record all the radio contacts made during the expedition. With power being so precious, using Raspberry Pi’s where possible is a huge help in saving energy. This story is about a configuration of Raspberry Pi’s to support such an adventure. Continue reading “DXpedition Project”

Pi PVR

For many years I have been seeking solutions to reducing my ever increasing cable TV bill, and to that end I built a Windows Media Center with a Ceton infinity PCI card and an HDHomeRun as video sources. I used the Xbox as a Media Center Extender, and for the most part it was great as long as I had a wired connection. But the Xbox was expensive and at the time remote controls were not great, and people complained that we could not use Video on Demand. I succumbed to the pressure and went back to the expensive Cable STB/DVR and non-DVR STB – which cost me $17.95 plus $9.95 respectively, altogether $27.90 extra per month. Enter the Raspberry Pi.

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Pi Wi-Fi Access Point

I searched the web for instructions on how to set up a RPi as an access point using a Wi-Fi adapter, and found some very good material. Dave Conroy has a how to that is the basis of this post. As with most situations there were some tweaks to fit my needs. So I thought I would offer up my experience on how to build a wireless router with an RPi.

Update: Feb 17, 2015 – I repeated this with my raspberry pi 2 and nothing needed to be changed. 🙂 Continue reading “Pi Wi-Fi Access Point”