So I am completely new to this and have never used a Pi before. The extent of my knowledge for home automation is using Alexa and devices that work with it. I have also never coded or really done any kind of programming but I wanted to start to learn and after doing my research it seemed that HA was the way to go.
The problem that I am having is I cannot get my Pi to work with HA. I have tried starting over multiple times, but have had no luck.
I install HA to the SD card using balena etcher and plug it into my Pi I cannot get it to be read from my network. All I get is a red light on the Pi and no network lights.
I tried installing Raspberry Pi OS 32 bit just to make sure that all the hardware was working. When I did that the Pi had network lights and I was able to find it on Fing. I erased the SD card and reinstalled HA and still nothing.
All the videos I have watched show me the same thing and it seems to be a pretty simple install, I’m just not sure what I might be doing wrong.