How do I connect my Raspberry Pi to WIFI?

Many headquarters using the BART Dashboard have several TV monitors mounted onto walls. An easy and reasonably inexpensive way to drive the BART Dashboard is using the Raspberry Pi with its built-in WiFi connectivity.

To connect your Raspberry Pi to your chosen WIFI connection:

1. Purchase a Raspberry Pi 3 or later model, which has built in WIFI

2. Ensure you also get a power supply and HDMI cable

3. Contact the BART team to get your pre-loaded Micro SD card

4. Plug in a monitor, keyboard and mouse to the Raspberry Pi

5. Once booted into the dashboard press ‘Ctrl Alt and F1‘ together to get to the console.

6. Type in ‘raspberry’ as the password

7. Type ‘sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

8. You should see in the config file:

## WPA/WPA2 secured
#  ssid=”put SSID here”
#  psk=”put password here”

9. You must remove the # under ‘network’ and enter the ssid (WiFi name) and psk (password):

## WPA/WPA2 secured

10. By deleting the single hash (#) characters at the front of the settings you choose, will change the lines from being text notes to active code

11. Be careful not to remove the “ ” (double quotation marks)

12. Save file by holding together ‘Ctrl + X‘ and confirm by typing ‘Y

13. Reboot Raspberry Pi by power cycling or typing “sudo reboot

14. If your WiFi details are correct, the BART screen will boot up and you will be away and running

15. If the BART screen doesn’t boot up in a short amount of time, you will need to check your WiFi modem for the correct login type and details