Manual installation of your Raspberry Pi

This topic is applicable to Sonos owners only.

This, and the following pages, cover the manual install option for your Raspberry Pi. The assisted install option is a lot quicker and easier.

You require the items listed here

You should have already installed the PC components as described here.

  • insert a preloaded NOOBS SD card into the Raspberry Pi; see this YouTube demo for location of the correct slot
  • [optional] attach the Raspberry Pi to your home network via a Ethernet cable if this is convenient, otherwise we shall use WiFi
  • [optional if Ethernet cable attached] plug the temporary monitor cable, and the keyboard & mouse into any of the Raspberry Pi’s USB ports … this option will slightly simplify the configuration stage
  • attach the power supply, and turn the power on
[Optional] Connect the RPi to your home network via WiFi

This first step is optional, because if you have a spare port on your network gateway you may chose to use a wired Ethernet connection rather than Wifi.
nb: The model of Raspberry Pi recommended here is the only model with builtin Wifi support, although it is available as a plugin WiFi dongle for other models.

You need to have plugged the temporary monitor cable, and the keyboard & mouse into any of the Raspberry Pi’s USB ports, prior to powering up.

After a small delay you will see the following on your TV or monitor.

Raspberry Pi GUI

  1. Establish WiFi connection to your home network:.
    • click on the RPi’s WiFi symbol (#1 on the following diagram), select your WiFi network from the list, and supply your network’s access code … more details here
    • Raspberry Pi GUI controls
  2. Test your connection by starting the RPi’s browser (clicking on #2 in the above diagram), and then try accessing the Internet

Next step: Control your Raspberry Pi from your Windows PC
Site map: Index to my Raspberry Pi installation & support pages