Introduction: Connect RPI Zero W to Wifi

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1.sudo iwlist wlan0 scan (this lets you see all the available wifi networks in your area)

2. Get the ssid and password from your router

3. sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (this is where you add the wifi network)

4. Go to the bottom of the file and add the following:

network={ ssid="the_name_of_your_router"



5.Sub in your password and router name above

6.sudo wpa_cli reconfigure(this will restart the wpa-supplicant)

7.restart the rpi zero w, if you are talking over usb pull out the one not being used for the power.

*. You can find the ip address of the rpi by going to your default gateway it will ask you for a password and a username which should be on the back of your router with this you should be able to find the ip address.


MaykeS1 (author)2017-03-23

As far as I know the Pi Zero does not have wifi connection. You should start by explaining how you solved that, then go onto explaining how to set up wpa_supplicant.

Matthews_Tips (author)MaykeS12017-03-25

Sorry its pi zero w the new one that came out about two weeks ago

Matthews_Tips (author)2017-03-19

Any questions

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