Create a local fileserver

Connect to wifi using the terminal

Find wifi card using


mine is called wlp3s0. Create the file


with the contents


Then run the commands

sudo wpa_supplicant -B -i wlp3s0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -D nl80211
sudo dhclient wlp3s0

In case this doesn't work you may try

sudo killall wpa_supplicant

and then try the above again.

Connect to the pi via ssh

To show my local ip address


To show all devices in local network (pi has name 'Nisca corporation')

sudo arp-scan -l

Connect to pi via ssh (password: raspberry)

ssh -Y pi@[ip-address]

Install and configure samba on the pi

Now that we are connected to the pi lets install samba:

sudo apt-get install samba samba-common-bin

To setup samba we first need to create a folder where our shares go

sudo mkdir -m 1777 /share

We configure samba by appending

path = /share
create mask=0777
directory mask=0777



Next we add a samba-user to the share (and password)

sudo smbpasswd -a pi

The last step on this section is to load these changes

sudo systemctl restart smbd

Client side configuration of the fileserver

Now we are done with setting up the share on the raspberry. Next we will connect to the share from another computer running GNU/Linux. This is simply done by the following command

sudo mount -t cifs //[ip-address]/share -o username=[smb-username] /media/samba

This command has to be run every time we restart our computer. To avoid this we may modify /etc/fstab by appending

//[ip-address]/share /media/samba cifs credentials=/etc/samba/user.cred 0 0

The file /etc/samba/user.cred does not exist so we create it with the content