This document will guide you through installing Raspberry Pi. The tutorial is tested for Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B) but should also work for older Raspberry Pi 2.
In the following procedure, we will install the HARDWARIO Raspbian Linux distribution. Raspbian is the official and most widely distributed Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi. BigClown maintains a modified version of this distribution that facilitates some steps and includes pre-installed packages that are key to HARDWARIO.
After you flash SD card, connect Ethernet, Radio Dongle and only after that apply the power to Raspberry Pi.
Raspberry Pi 3 (Model B)
MicroSD card with a minimum capacity of 4 GB
MicroSD Card Reader (+ optional SD Card Adapter)
Workstation or laptop
Router (or LAN switch) with the DHCP server set up
One of the following operating systems:
Windows 7, 8.x, 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
macOS (tested on version 10.12.x)
Ubuntu (tested on version 18.04.2 LTS)
Insert microSD card to reader in you computer
Open balenaEtcher you've downloaded
Select Bigclown Raspian which you also downloaded
Select insered SD card
After flash insert microSD card to Raspberry Pi, you have to connect Radio Dongle before applying power. Then connect microUSB power adapter and Ethernet cable or use Wifi setup in next chapter
If you would not like to use ethernet cable, you can connect Raspberry Pi over your WiFi
Connect microSD card with HARDWARIO Raspbian to computer
Open boot section in your file explorer or Finder
Create file wpa_supplicant.conf
Edit file with next text, then save and insert microSD card back to Raspberry Pi:
After Raspberry Pi boots up, use your computer's web browser and enter the Raspberry Pi
IP address to open the HARDWARIO HUB webpage. On Linux/macOS you can use
To find out Raspberry Pi IP you can follow these instructions.