- DHCP is enabled on your router
- Your Raspberry Pi is plugged in via Ethernet
- Your Pi is powered up.
The first method may be to connect a monitor/keyboard/mouse to the Pi and get it to boot into the GUI. However we do not always have a HDMI cable, keyboard and mouse handy. The second method could be to connect to the Pi in its?”headless” state using a third party application. Failing the above methods, you could also log into your router and check your ARP table. However each router is different and results can sometimes be confusing. I would have to say that using the third party apps is the easiest method.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator sep_color=”color-iopl”][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h4″ text_size=”h4″]Third Party App: AngryIP (My personal Favourite!)[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]Navigate your way to: http://angryip.org/download/ and download the AngryIP software applicable for your operating system. Install the software as per every other application you have and run.
This piece of software is super simple, input the IP range you wish to scan. eg 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.1.255 (You could probably shorten this if you know what your DHCP range is set to – Will save time sifting through 255 results)
Then click “Start”. The app will search through the whole range and display hostnames in the third column. You will be looking for something similar to the image below.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image media=”48599″ media_width_percent=”50″][vc_separator sep_color=”color-iopl”][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h4″ text_size=”h4″]Third Party App: Adafruit Pi Finder[/vc_custom_heading][vc_column_text]Download the Adafruit Pi Finder application via the github page:?https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Pi-Finder?(Remember to select the correct version for your Windows operating system.)
Download, and unzip the directory to a familiar location on your PC. Look for the Pi Finder.exe file and run it.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image media=”48465″ media_width_percent=”50″][vc_column_text]Once Pi Finder is running, simply click “Find My Pi” and it will carry out a search for any Raspberry Pi’s on your network. Once complete, you will be able to see the IP address of your Pi and even access an SSH terminal direct from the app. However if like me you are not yet familiar with all the commands you can use this IP in Notepad++ to create a visual link into your Pi.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator sep_color=”color-iopl”][vc_custom_heading heading_semantic=”h4″ text_size=”h4″]What Next?[/vc_custom_heading][uncode_list larger=”yes” icon=”fa fa-code-outline” icon_color=”color-iopl”]
- Configure Network configuration files
- Enable/Setup WiFi connection