Raspberry Pi network users that find themselves changing from one network to another on a regular basis and would rather not engage in the lengthy process of setting up a network settings each time via the command line.
May find a new USB device called the PiConfig well worth more investigation. PiConfig has been designed and created by Mihaly Krich after getting frustrated having to setup his network config again and again on his Raspberry Pi min PC via the command line..
Watch the video below to learn more about this useful Raspberry Pi network configuration tool that is simple to use and provides a time-saving alternative to setting up your network manually whenever required by the command line. Krich explains a little more about PiConfig :
“It is a USB pen drive that contains a windows based program, that enables you to configure your Network settings (both Wi-Fi and LAN) through a simple GUI (see screenshot) and then save the relevant details on to the USB drive. Once the pen drive is plugged into the Pi and booted, the correct files will automatically be saved to the Pi, which will then shut down. Then remove the USB pen drive
When the Pi is booted again it will get the information from the pre-configured file and connect to the Network. It has built in the ability to save Multiple Networks. Once saved, any of these Networks can be selected and by following the same ‘boot load’ process will configure the Pi for the different Network.”
For more information on the new PiConfig USB drive jump over to the Kickstarter website for details and to make a pledge from £8 to get your hands on one via the link below.
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Concepts & Design, Hardware, Top News