As soon as I posted a picture of my routers, switch, USB Drive and most important of all my Raspberry Pi 2 B, people asked if I wanted to write it all down in a guide. This guide is a step-by-step compilation of all those parts I used.
When this process has finished, safely remove the SD card and insert it into your Raspberry Pi.The following part comes from Matt Wilcox' guide I use later on. We won't be using the desktop (we're going to run headless), and disabling the boot to desktop option will free up some system resources so the Pi performs better.This specific part from his guide I will use right now. If raspi-config isn't open yet, type: Do the following: We'll be deleting the default "pi" user account later (for security) but right now, if you were connected to the internet your Pi would be susceptible to someone SSHing into it - because every Pi has the same default password. If you're in the UK then it's already set to use UK English in UTF8 - if not, pick the best choice for your location and if you can, a UTF-8 version of your locale. I used US-UTF8 and my timezone is in Amsterdam Your 'hostname' is simply the name of the Pi itself, you can choose anything but don't use special characters or spaces.The Pi will boot up and immediately log you in as the new user.If it didn't, log-in with your newly created user's details (i.e., don't log in as 'pi'). Type: This will take a little while and spit out a lot of lines of text - eventually it will say 'Done'.