Raspbian Buster Lite is a microSDHC card with a 16GB configuration and is pre-programmed. Raspbian is an operating system designed over Debian optimized for the hardware. In addition, the operating system contains multiple basic utilities and programs that operate Raspberry Pi. It is designed to work over a wireless connection, but people often have a hard time configuring it. In the majority of cases, the problem is because of a secured and complicated network. So, with this article, we are sharing how to connect your system to Wi-Fi.
Raspbian Buster Lite Connect To Wi-Fi – Basic Setup
Raspbian Buster Liter was released with Pi 4, and it can be easily used with the specific Raspberry Pi servers. However, to build the server projects, it’s important to connect it to the Wi-Fi network, and we are sharing the instructions below;
Downloading The Copy
The first step is to download the file for Raspbian Buster Lite’s copy on the computer. However, before you download the copy, you need to ensure the hardware is available for the Pi server.
Installing The Images Into a microSD Card
Now that you have downloaded Raspbian Buster Lite, you need to insert a microSD card into your computer’s SD card reader or SD card writer. Once the MicroSD card has been installed, you need to start the balenaEtcher and use it for flashing the contents of your .zip file on the microSD card.
Enabling The SSH Server When It Reboots
When you have to administer the Pi server on a remote basis, you have to enable your SSH server. However, if you don’t know how to enable the SSH server, you need to insert a microSD card into your computer. When the computer loads the MicroSD card, you need to copy the ssh file (it’s the blank file) into the root directory of the card.
Connecting Raspbian Buster Lite To The Wi-Fi Network
If you need the server to connect to the home network wirelessly, you have to do it during the first boot. Whenever it happens, you will be able to administer the Pi server remotely over the wireless connection. This is a suitable choice when you are setting up Raspbian Buster Lite and Raspberry Pi Model 3A+ or Raspberry Zero W as a server.
Remember that you will have to prepare the wpa_supplicant.conf, and the wireless network will be represented by the term, “said.” The password is represented by “psk” for connecting to the wireless network. As far as the communication protocol for the router is concerned, it’s labeled as proto, and some of the acceptable values are RSN and WPA.
In addition, the key management protocol will be represented by the label, ‘key_mgmt” while WPA-EAP and WPA-PSK are the acceptable values. Once you create the wpa_supplicant.conf value for the network, you have to copy it to your root directory of the microSD card.
Booting The Raspbian Buster Lite-On Raspberry Pi
Now, you can be sure that you are ready to boot up your Raspbian Buster Lite on the Raspberry Pi. For this purpose, you need to remove the microSD card from the computer and insert it into the card slot on the Pi. After this, connect the power adapter to Raspberry Pi. In case you are utilizing the Ethernet cable, the same cable should be used for connecting to the Pi as well. Once all the peripherals are connected to the Pi, just connect the power adapter.
Finding Raspberry Pi’s IP Address
When the Pi server switches on, you will be able to get the IP address from the home router. In addition, you can ping the Raspberry Pi to the minted box to respond with the IP address. For this purpose, you need to initiate a terminal program on the computer that’s connected to a similar network. Having said that, the Pi has 192.168.1.114 as an IP address. On the other hand, if it doesn’t respond with an IP address, you can access the control panel of the router to find yourself the IP address.
Connecting Through SSH
Now that you have the IP address, it’s time to configure the Pi with SSH. Now that you get the command, you need to run it and use “raspberry” as a password for logging in, and you will be connected to the Wi-Fi connection.