Raspberry Pi + Cantenna: Ultimate 2.4GHz Wardriving and Long-range WiFi Access

Want to turn your Raspberry Pi into a portable antenna / wireless router that can be used to pick up WiFi signals from great distances?  I did.  I will walkthrough how to make the 2.4GHz cantenna using some cheap components and then setup the Pi as a router so you could search for WiFi access points, connect to them, and potentially relay the signal. Great for wardriving or just connecting to your home Wi-Fi from out in the backyard. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi + Cantenna: Ultimate 2.4GHz Wardriving and Long-range WiFi Access”

Raspberry Pi and the “Say” Command from OSX: How-to Make Your Pi Speak-at-will

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Raspberry Pi and OpenVPN: How-to Set Up OpenVPN Mac and iOS Clients

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Connecting to a VPN from a public Wi-Fi access point is much safer.  This guide will walkthrough how to set up a Mac and iOS client to connect to a VPN server running on a Raspberry Pi. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi and OpenVPN: How-to Set Up OpenVPN Mac and iOS Clients”

Setting Up An OpenVPN Server on the Raspberry Pi

Setting up an OpenVPN server on a Raspberry Pi (RPi) is a great way to access a home network from a remote location.  In addition, it can be used to secure network communications when connecting to public Wi-Fi.  Since the RPi is very low-powered compared to other computers, it is ideal for keeping running all the time.  While it won’t win any performance awards, it is good enough to accomplish something like this for home users. Continue reading “Setting Up An OpenVPN Server on the Raspberry Pi”

Raspberry Pi and IP: How-to Set a Static IP Address

Setting up an static IP address on a Raspberry Pi (RPi) is a good idea if the RPi will host any services such as an OpenVPN server, a live-steam Webcam, or any other projects people have come up with.  In addition to this, it is also useful to always know what address the Pi lives at. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi and IP: How-to Set a Static IP Address”