the hassle-free guide to wifi-up your raspberry pi!

you’ve got an raspberry pi and want to get wifi working? it’s pretty easy if you choose this usb dongle: EDIMAX EW-7811UN it is working out of the box with just some configuration. the setup is done in some minutes and you are ready to use wifi with your raspberry pi!

just plug the dongle into your raspberry pi and check if it’s working via:

lsusb

you should see a listing which is similar to this one:

lsusb

now the only thing you need to do is to configure your network in /etc/networking/interfaces:

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ap-scan 1
wpa-scan-ssid 1
wpa-ssid "YOUR WIFI NAME"
wpa-psk "YOUR WIFI KEY“

after you saved the file you have to restart your network via:

sudo service networking restart

that’s all, your wifi should work from now on!

 

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