Install MiniDLNA to Stream Media

DLNA is a standard for sharing digital media. It is supported by most modern TVs, phones and other devices. So, if you have a Raspberry Pi file server, you can easily use it to stream media. To achieve that, we will install MiniDLNA. This guide assumes you are using Raspbian 9, but the commands should […]

How to Connect External Hard Drive to Raspberry Pi

I have already explained how to do a basic Raspberry Pi server install. But if you want to do something more exciting with it, perhaps running a Nextcloud instance or setting up a torrent box, you will need more space than just an SD card. That’s why in this post I will show you how […]

Assign Your Raspberry Pi Static IP in Couple Steps

Due to its availability, Raspberry Pi is an ideal candidate to run a simple server. After the initial setup, it will use DHCP to connect to your network. That means, each time you restart the Pi or your router, it might end up with a different IP address. This not ideal, as you will need […]

Raspberry Pi Wifi Setup in Couple Steps

Say, you might have finished configuring your Raspberry Pi. It is running smoothly, but there one thing that gets on your nerves. The pesky ethernet cable is getting in your way. Well, it’s time to get rid of it for good and setup the wifi. To do that, you need to edit the following two […]

Change Raspberry Pi Password, Username and Hostname

Rapsberry Pi is the single most popular computer in the world. And it is easily one of the most hacked systems as well. That’s due to single fact – most users never change the default username and password. But is a relatively a simple process, so there is no reason not to do it. If […]

Use Pi-Hole to Block Ads with Raspberry Pi

We live surrounded by ads. Not only in the physical space, but also in the virtual reality of Internet. They don’t just consume a lot of bandwidth and are very obstructive, they usually also unethically track you. While I understand, that content creators need the means to make ends meet, I believe there are better […]

Install Nextcloud on Raspberry Pi

For a lot of people, using a cloud service such as Dropbox or Google Drive for syncing┬átheir data between different machines has become a necessity. However, it comes at a cost – you lose control over your data once you uploaded them. What if you could run a cloud service at your personal server? Welcome […]

Turn Raspberry Pi Into Torrentbox

In an earlier post I explained how to setup a headless Raspberry Pi server. It is sitting there, all nice and shiny. Now it is time to actually make it do something useful. Therefore, this guide will show you how to setup your Raspberry to work as torrent box, that automatically downloads all your favorite […]