Raspberry PI Setup Guide without Display

  • Download Raspbian distribution from www.raspbian.org
  • For windows, download Win32DiskImager to Flash the SD Card with raspbian image.

Connect Raspberry to Host PC and Internet

  • In Windows, go to “Network and Sharing Center” , select “Change adapter settings”
  • Right click and select properties on network port which connected to Internet.
  • Select Sharing and check “Allow other network users…”
  • Select port where Raspberry PI will be connected for Home networking connection.
  • Launch Wireshark to spy on LAN port where Raspberry PI is connected before switching on Raspberry PI in order to find IP Address.
  • Alternatively, command “arp –a” can also be use to find Raspberry PI IP address.
  • Connect Raspberry PI to Host PC and power on.

Connect to Raspberry PI using SSH Connection

  • Launch Putty
  • Connect to Raspberry PI using the discovered IP address using SSH connection.
  • Login to Raspberry PI as “pi” with default password “raspberry”

Install VNC Server on Raspberry PI

  • Install VNC server for Raspberry PI using the following command:
    sudo apt-get install tightvncserver
  • Install VNC Client on Windows.
  • Start VNC Server on Raspberry PI
    vncserver :1 -geometry 1920x1080 -depth 24
  • A message as below will shown if VNC server is successfully started.
    New ‘X’ desktop is raspberrypi: N
  • Connect to Raspberry PI desktop using VNC Viewer with the following address.

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