Wi-Fi Cantenna (2.4GHz): How-to Make a Long-range Wi-Fi Antenna

Create a cantenna to drastically extend your Wi-Fi signal!  Works great with a router that has external atennas, like the old-school classic WRT54G. Continue reading “Wi-Fi Cantenna (2.4GHz): How-to Make a Long-range Wi-Fi Antenna”

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”

Raspberry Pi and SSH: How-to Setup a Headless Machine (No Monitor) and Pasword-less Logins

SSH is the staple of any remote access setup.  Setting it up on the Raspberry Pi (RPi) is ideal since the device is so small.  Instead of hooking it up to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, it is much better to simply access it remotely from another computer.  Having the ability to not type in a password will also make life much easier. Continue reading “Raspberry Pi and SSH: How-to Setup a Headless Machine (No Monitor) and Pasword-less Logins”

Raspberry Pi and DynamicDNS: How-to Access a Home Network From Anywhere

Accessing a Raspberry Pi (RPi) is a great capability to have (although this works for just about any computer as well).  And since the device is low-powered, leaving it on all of the time is not such a problem.  Once your RPi is tied to a domain name, the options are endless! Continue reading “Raspberry Pi and DynamicDNS: How-to Access a Home Network From Anywhere”