8 April 2020. How do you setup a static wireless IP for your Raspberry Pi ADS-B SDR receiver, running PiAware v 3.8.1? If you didn’t know, version 3.8.0 has a bug, you must have installed v 3.8.1.
Remove the micro SD memory card from the Raspberry Pi. Insert the card into a card reader or a SD card adapter connected to your laptop/PC.
Locate the piaware-config.txt file found in the drive root. First make a backup version of the file.
Using a text editor, open piaware-config.txt and edit as follows:
Check the wireless network setting, it should read:
Check the #Wifi network configuration:, #DHCP or Static: settings which should read as follows:
wireless-address 192.168.1.152 (note this is my fixed IP selection, make your own according to your router settings)
wireless-nameservers 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168
Save the file and reinsert the micro SD card in the Raspberry Pi card slot. Turn on the Raspberry Pi, wait a few minutes then check the IP allocation shown in your router config. In my case my router reports IP 192.168.1.152 as ‘Permanent’.
..or once PiAware is operational go to PiAware stats page , using your account log in and check the Raspberry Pi static IP. The ‘Site Local IP:’ value should match the wireless-address IP setting listed in the piaware-confix.txt file. If not you have an error in the config file or your router is overriding the static IP option.
If you stuff up or make a mess of the config file revert to the backup copy. Copy and paste the text lines from the config backup copy.
Once the PiAware static IP is working, you can browse the static IP address using your favourite browser on your PC/laptop/notebook /iPad/tablet/smart phone etc.
Good luck 🙂