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These instructions will provide you with a list of requirements and steps for configuring your own local Wi-Fi media server using the Raspberry Pi. Once complete, you will be able to plug a USB drive into your Raspberry Pi and provide the drive's content across a local wireless area. Anyone within the vicinity will be able to view images, documents, videos and more with their laptops and mobile devices.

Step 1: Materials

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Raspbery Pi Model B
Power adapter
SD storage card
WiFi Adapter (ASUS USB-N13)
Ethernet cable
USB storage (USB key or thumbdrive)
Raspbian “wheezy” Linux distribution (2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian)
Imaging software (ex: Win32DiskImager,
Driver for WiFi (Realtek RTL8192CU)
[optional] Javascript Framework (bootstrap.js)

Step 2: Development Environment

PC with Internet connection & SD card reader
Additional wired Internet connection
Extra USB Keyboard, Monitor (with HDMI port, or adapter) & USB Mouse
HDMI cable (and adapter, if necessary)

Step 3: Download and Burn Linux Distribution Image to SD Card

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Download the Raspbian “wheezy” image zip file ( and unzip it into a directory of your choice.

     Linux distribution used: 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian

Obtain imaging software that will support SD cards

     Ex: Win32DiskImager,

Burn an image of the linux distribution to SD card:

1. Open Win32 Disk Imager
2. Click on Directory icon and navigate to downloaded and unzipped image (.IMG) and select ‘Write’ … confirm “Yes” when prompted
3. When complete, a window will pop up saying “Write Successful”.  Click OK.  Click Exit.
4. Remove SD card.
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does this work with a standard lamp installation?

prof_ron4 months ago

What happened? Up to this point, you gave very detailed instructions. Then you suddenly assumed I knew how to do everything. I am a full professor in Biomedical Engineering Technology, but my programming is limited to Assembly. I have no idea where folder /www/ is nor how to go about entering PHP code. Can you explain this part so us newbies can understand?

Jared_Reabow11 months ago
hey there, would you be able to host the completed install that you have on the SSD?