Thin Client software for your Raspberry Pi with Wlan support.

RPiTC

The guys from the RPiTC project have released a new Raspberry Pi optimized image. The image is much quicker and supports WLAN out-of-the-box.

You can download the image from my dropbox. Extract the image from the RAR file with e.g. 7-ZIP and save it on a local drive of your PC. Write the image to an SD card as described in one of my previous posts with Win32Diskimager.

Start your Raspberry Pi with the prepared SD Card and with monitor, mouse and keyboard attached.

The Desktop shows the various pre-installed Thin Client applications like RDP, VMWare, Citrix, X2Go, xFreeRDP, Ice Weasel with ICA etc. I use Ice Weasel with ICA mostly.

You will have to connect either a LAN cable or setup a WiFi connection for a USB dongle.

WiFi is supported out-of-the-box for my Edimax WLAN Hi-Speed USB 2.0 EW-7811Un Nano.

WLAN configuration is done like this:

Right-click on the desktop and select LX-Terminal from the application menu. A Window with the command prompt will open. To get the WiFi working only one config file needs to be created and another needs to be modified.

STEP 1)

At the command promt type:

nano /etc/wpa.conf

The nano editor will open, make the contents look like this:

network={
proto=RSN
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
pairwise=CCMP TKIP
group=CCMP TKIP
ssid=”YOUR-SSID
psk=”WPA-PASSWORD
}

press ctrl-x and y to save

STEP 2)

At the command promt type:

nano /etc/network/interfaces

The nano editor will open, make the contents look like this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
# auto eth0
# iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa.conf

press ctrl-x and y to save

reboot & you are good to go!

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