Hi there Cleo
Ok let me try to remember what I did :0
First thing I did was get the pi running on its own set up, monitor keyboard etc then link it in to the laptop with the ethernet cable.
The next thing you have to do is assign your laptop with a fixed ip address, and also set up internet conection sharing on the network.
The next part is to give your pi a fixed ip address, which was quite tricky
Note of caution, please backup any files you change before you change them so you can get back to a stable system should anything go wrong
go here and edit the file called “interfaces” with leafpad
this is what the contents of my interfaces file looks like now:
iface lo inet loopback
iface wlan0 inet manual
iface eth0 inet static
I chose the ip address as 192.168.1.11 on my pi because I set the fixed ip on my laptop as 192.168.1.10
I set the gateway on the pi as the ip number of my laptop too.
That should be the pi setup, so now its back to the laptop to set it up.
click control panel, network and sharing center, then click change adapter settings
right click the local area network icon and click properties.
select the internet protocol version 4 in the list and click properties
I then clicked “use the following ip address”
and entered the following data:
ip address: 192.168.1.10
subnet mask fills itself in (the values are
default gateway: 192.168.1.11 (the ip address of the pi)
i also set up the dns servers as
188.8.131.52 which google offers
enter that data then exit and reboot your laptop
go back to the settings you just entered and click advanced, then ip settings:
when I look at my settings I see:
ip address 192.168.1.10 with the standard subnet mask
and in default gateways i see
192.168.1.11 with metric as autmatic
now make sure that you are sharing your internet connection and you should be able to get the internt through the pi
to log into vnc assuming you are using the same ip numbers as me
and if all goes well you will be able to remotely access your pi over the cable and have interent access from the pi throught the cable too
Please note: I am a total noob at this so step carefully when you follow what I have written. I got it from a few websites but lost most of the links whe I cleared out my cache a few days ago
if anyone sees any mistakes please do let me know so I can tidy my own configuration up