Comments on: How to Set Up WiFi on the Raspberry Pi http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/ Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and DIY Electronics Projects and Tutorials Mon, 22 Jan 2018 02:48:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Swathi k http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-4017 Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:00:42 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-4017 if i set my pi to my house wifi can it access other wifi also (provided i set it to access it in the same way) or once it is set will it wirelessly access only one wifi?

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-2302 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:28:47 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-2302 Check out this blog, the author got his WiFi working with WEP encryption: https://jeffskinnerbox.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/wifi-support-on-raspberry-pi/comment-page-1/#comment-1959

They also offer some other ideas in this thread on the RPi Forums: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=9612

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-2301 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:23:19 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-2301 Try going through the steps in this tutorial: https://jeffskinnerbox.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/wifi-support-on-raspberry-pi/comment-page-1/#comment-1959

He seems to have gotten WiFi set up with WEP encryption. There’s also this thread from the Raspberry Pi Forums:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=9612

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-2300 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 02:59:22 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-2300 The steps above do still work for Raspbian Jessie released 3-2-17. I just set it up on my Pi 2 to check. Were you able to find a solution to your connection problem?

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-2298 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:42:35 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-2298 The set up is different for the RPi 3, so I’ve just written a new guide on how to set it up. You can set it up with the desktop, but if you’re Pi is headless you can also use the command line: http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-set-up-wifi-on-the-raspberry-pi-3/

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-2297 Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:36:51 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-2297 Yep, the set up for the RPi 3 is different, and a bit easier too. I’ve just posted a new tutorial on how to set up WiFi on the Pi 3: http://www.circuitbasics.com/how-to-set-up-wifi-on-the-raspberry-pi-3/

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By: Jhashank http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-2094 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:02:53 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-2094 I wanted to setup WiFi on my pi and followed ur steps.Now it is not working with the dongle after changing those files . Plz tell what to do asap I worrying that how it will be corrected.

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By: Vinícius Silva http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-2014 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 12:09:12 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-2014 The same thing happened with me

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By: Keith Wilke http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1990 Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:23:42 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1990 This is NOT appropriate for RP 3 which has the built in WiFi. With the RP3, you need to use the desk top to set up the network (rop, right hand corner for WiFi icon).

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By: Alexandre Marco http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1859 Fri, 04 Nov 2016 21:14:21 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1859 tks a lot great help

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By: akshay http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1829 Sun, 30 Oct 2016 06:12:32 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1829 how to connect raspberry pi to android mobile hotspot

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By: Mike Mushovic http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1794 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:37:41 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1794 First attempt: follow advise above and change the security on our wireless router

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By: Mike Mushovic http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1793 Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:36:42 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1793 I am having the same issue; i.e. I can see our network but never get a connection with the latest version of Debian –> Jennie. I did try the older version (Wheezy) and that worked right out of the gate. My conclusion: there are changes to the way it all works that the majority of tutorials do not address as they were written for the older versions of Debian. I’ve read and tried many of them. I’m going to put my notes here as this forum/thread shows more recent activity and isn’t hard to post in.
Mike

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By: Ruben http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1725 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:41:52 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1725 your networks are WEP or WPA-PSK? I think that if you have a modem with WEP security, you going to have problems with the WIFI, I have a modem with WEP and i cant connect even if I change the configuration to WPA-PSK, I have the theory that the raspberry cant recognize that the password is other, becasuse it works with the default password even you change the configuration to WPA-PSK, tryed with a modem that the default configuration be WPA-PSK

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By: Ruben http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1724 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:35:16 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1724 And what happend if the internet is a WEP instead a WPA-PSK, in WEP doesnt have TKIP,, Well i tryed to change the configuration from WEP to WPA-PSK and i do all the process in the tutorial, could you help me please

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By: Josh Greene http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1556 Mon, 15 Aug 2016 23:46:01 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1556 I can’t get mine to work, I’ve tried about 10 different tutorials…I can see the wifi ESSID that I need, I tried this back and forth and I can’t figure it out.

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By: John http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1545 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:15:11 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1545 Another easy to follow tutorial, many thanks ( again) 🙂

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By: vivek borse http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1446 Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:13:49 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1446 how to connect wifi on raspberry pi 3 model B?
give me procedure in detail

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By: badmad http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1400 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:51:44 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1400 Thanks for the tutorial. It definitely helps. Can you please tell if this wifi dongle can be set in monitor mode to sniff all the packets? The broadcom wifi chip on Pi3 doesn’t allow to be set in monitor mode. I am looking for an economical alternative.

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By: Karl Voss http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1350 Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:16:36 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1350 You LITERALLY highlight the code you want and COPY it (ie hit Control-C). You then place the mouse into the PUTTY window and right-click. Presto

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By: Karl Voss http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1349 Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:15:04 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1349 I can FIND all my networks, but I consistently get a “wlan0 not associated” – I wonder if my router is not handing out credentials? Could that have to do with my WiFi location? (it persistently wants to be in the UK, not the US). I have this problem for the Pi1, Pi2 and Pi3 with two different dongles. Note that nothing else has ever had problems connecting to my network…
Any ideas?

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By: Steven Lim http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1314 Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:24:42 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1314 thk u for this fantastic video

I wanted to send image from IPad3 or iPad pro using HDMI OPTION VIA WIRELESS TO MANY LCD MONTORS
CAN THE Pi2 support?
pls advice

thks & regards
Steven

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By: Arun Kumar Balachandran http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1281 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:12:49 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1281 Excellent article . Just as the first article on headless installation of raspbian OS . This one too rocks.!!

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By: William Schmidt http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1211 Wed, 11 May 2016 01:11:23 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1211 What if our wifi network doesn’t need a password?

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1201 Sat, 07 May 2016 04:07:27 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1201 You can copy anything from your desktop by using the usual Ctrl-C or right click and “copy”. Then to paste it into nano, all you need to do is right click your mouse and the text will be pasted in.

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1200 Sat, 07 May 2016 04:05:29 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1200 I’m not sure, it may have been an issue with my server. But by all means feel free to share any of our tutorials! Thanks!

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By: drowen http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1124 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:20:05 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1124 Trying to hook up wireless to pi2. Have copied and pasted your instructions to my terminal. When I remove the eth cable and try to use wireless, this is what I get. The $ iwconfig was completed with the eth cable hooked up. Then powered off, removed power cord and eth cable, inserted wifi dongle (Edimax) and tried to ssh back into pi with no luck. Any suggestions? Tried to scan ip and could not locate. Used the ip and worked with the eth cable attached. Thank you for your help and tutorials. Don

st login: Fri Apr 1 14:55:59 2016
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ iwconfig
wlan0 unassociated Nickname:””
Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Sensitivity:0/0
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo poweroff
Connection to 207.88.171.245 closed by remote host.
Connection to 207.88.171.245 closed.
207:~ donrowen$ ssh pi@207.88.171.245
ssh: connect to host 207.88.171.245 port 22: Operation timed out
207:~ donrowen$

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By: Arthur Sagy http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1122 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 20:13:48 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1122 Thank you for the very detailed tutorial(s) I just started w/the Raspberry Pi 3 – and am wondering if the configuring the WIFI of this unit would be different – as it has an internal dongle – which I assume is active all the time…
I followed yr instructions and even though I have a NIC connection, after rebooting – no WIFI is found.
When I type iwconfig, this is what I get:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not Associated Tx-Power=1496 dBM
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.

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By: Arthur Sagy http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1121 Thu, 31 Mar 2016 18:28:11 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1121 Kindly elaborate how to “cut & paste” from your article into the Raspbian text editor, Nano please

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By: Jack Torcello http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1075 Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:40:22 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1075 I trust that I leave the quote marks on the “ssid” and “password”?
Mine shows Interface Doesn’t Support Scanning (RPi B Model) with
a StarTech USB2.0 to IEEE 802.11N adapter (150WN1X1)

After IWCONFIG, it says No Wireless Extensions…?

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By: Frances http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-1061 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 11:32:51 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-1061 Very grateful for this article. However I ran into a problem with the scan command (got the message that the device could not be scanned) and eventually followed some advice just to make a couple of lines change to the wpa_supplicant.conf file (adding the network name and password to the end of that file and leaving the other file alone). This worked immediately with my Raspberry Pi wifi dongle. I am using the latest version of Raspian. Maybe the OS has been updated since your article, so I am just writing this here in case it’s useful to others.
Your articles here and subsequently are extremely useful – thank you.

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By: Meeko http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-963 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:41:54 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-963 Wireless networks don’t always show up as wlan[x]. Sometimes they show up as eth[x]. A dongle should never shift from one to the other, but if yours appears to be unrecognized, see if it’s eth[x] instead. If that happened, set up your configuration using eth2 (or whatever) instead of wlan0.

If you don’t plan on taking your Pi on the road, give it a static IP address. No more having to discover its IP every time it powers up or reboots. You can always do this in the Pi’s network configuration, but you might be able to have the router reserve an IP for a given MAC. If you do the former, it would be a good idea to set the router’s DHCP configuration to not assign some IPs so they can be used for static IP devices.

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By: A http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-939 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:15:20 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-939 Where is the problem that someone placing links here? your page raspberry-pi-basics-setup-without-monitor-keyboard-headless-mode have disappeared. put it working again for more peopple see your great tutorials

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By: Andrei http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-938 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 22:09:51 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-938 Why this page goes down it was a great help,
It happen 1 hour after I put this link in this forum
These tutorials are the best.
Thanks

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By: SK http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-922 Thu, 21 Jan 2016 01:35:56 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-922 This is awesome, simple and clear, good job!

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By: azz http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-845 Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:43:27 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-845 pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | grep ESSID
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 No scan results

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ iwconfig
wlan0 unassociated Nickname:””
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Sensitivity:0/0
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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By: rowin http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-834 Sun, 06 Dec 2015 20:20:13 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-834 it doesnt show wlan0 on iwconfig and if i type sudo iwlist etc…… it says :”Interface doesnt support scanning”

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By: Baidy http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-814 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:27:08 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-814 Thank you for the tutorials. You are awesome

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By: Circuit Basics http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-790 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:04:33 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-790 Great! Hard to say if it will work or not, but I imagine it will. Have fun with your new Pi!

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By: DocPuneet http://www.circuitbasics.com/raspberry-pi-wifi-installing-wifi-dongle/#comment-750 Sat, 03 Oct 2015 17:31:12 +0000 http://www.circuitbasics.com/?p=362#comment-750 Wonderful articles! I am waiting for the courier of my new Raspberry Pi 2. And…I have ordered a new dongle called as EDUP EP-N8553. I know that time will answer that..but do you think it will work with the above method?
I am a Doctor and excited to tinker and create some wifi medical gadgets with my Pi.
Thanks in advance!

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