Setting up a Wifi Dongle


#1

So, I have recently tried to make my Raspberry pi a BrickPi. after downloading DexterIndustries image, I then got to the stage where my RPi needs to enter the command git clone https://github.com/DexterInd/BrickPi Now an error tells me that I need to get internet connection. So, i bought a WIFI dongle. I then tried setting up the files. I launch the icon on the screen, wpa_gui. When I launch it, I cannot connect to the internet at all. It brings up nothing, apart from in the status bar, it reads, wpa_supplicant cannot get status now, I’m pretty sure this is the problem, so if anyone can please help then do so. Another alternative i though, was if i could download the files on my laptop, and somehow format them onto the SD Card. If anyone knows I would really appreciate a reply, as I need to enter into a competition in a weeks time and need this program I am trying to program to be done.

Thanks

Sam


#2

Hey Sam,

Maybe the easiest way to get around all this is to just stick your Raspberry Pi with an ethernet chord attached to your wifi router.

However, quick question: the problem with the Wifi Gui was supposed to be solved with the latest release (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dexterindustriesraspbianflavor/) and downloading either of the two files that start with the latest date, 2014.03.03_Dexter_Industries_wheezy . . . .

Were you using this latest date?


#3

thank you.

The wifi dongle seems to be working now :slight_smile:

thanks for your help
Sam


#4

Great! Glad it’s working!