Сonfigure Raspberry Pi Zero to work with HelpWire Bridge

Configuring WiFi

Method 1

    1) Mount the SD card with firmware to your computer.

    2) Find the wpa_supplicant.conf file at the root of the SD card and change the settings of the WiFi network to your SSID, password, and country code.

Note: After the first start of Raspberry Pi Zero, the file wpa_supplicant.conf will be located under the following path: /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Method 2

   1) Connect to raspberrypi.local via ssh

Default credentials: user login “pi”, password “raspberry”

For Linux and Mac users:

Execute the following command in the terminal:

ssh pi@raspberrypi.local

For Windows users:

use putty.exe

    2) a) In the ssh session, run:

sudo raspi-config

        b) Select Network Options;

        c) Select N2 Wi-Fi;

        d) Enter the parameters of your WiFi network: your country code, SSID, and password.

Connecting device

For Windows users:

     1) Open the Registry Editor:

Windows menu > regedit

     2) Create the string value in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eltima Software\helpwire

    3) Assign the IP address of Raspberry Pi on the WiFi network or raspberrypi.local to this value.

For Linux users:

Edit the /etc/Eltima/flexihub/main.conf file:

Add the value (in JSON format):

“gui_host”: “IP address of Raspberry Pi on the WiFi network”


“gui_host”: “raspberrypi.local”

For macOS users:

    1) Add the following fields to the defaults:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.eltima.flexihub.plist gui_host "IP address of Raspberry Pi on the WiFi network"


(if “gui_host” = “raspberrypi.local”)

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.eltima.flexihub.plist gui_host raspberrypi.local
Note: The control over the daemon will be available only if no device is connected.

    2) Start the HelpWire operator GUI;

    3) Log in to your account;

    4) Find the required device in the list and click “Connect”.