Today, I am going to show you that we want to give an internet access to our unique Raspberry Pi family's new guest as called Pi Zero!

As you can see that there are no ethernet socket, USB ports, and embedded Wi-Fi antenna on our board Pi Zero, we need to give it a chance to surf on the internet. So, you've got a problem and I have got some solutions for this issue.

First of all, the solution is not the only one. I would like to show you some diagrams to solve your problem.

Step 1: Solution 1

The need list:

  1. OTG Cable (supports micro USB)
  2. RJ45 to USB converter
  3. Ethernet cable (long enough)
  4. Your modem in your place

The connections can be done according to the picture. You can give internet connections directly to your Pi Zero board.

<p>I wish I got here 4 hours earlier. Awesome Instructable. Thanks!</p>
<p>You're welcome :) I hope you can earn some more time with me :) See, how useful person I am :) Just kidding, but this is more about Instructables's success :) Makes us together to learn something new from each other :) Enjoy!</p>
<p>Anybody out there willing offering a system of wirelessly connected RPIs using RESTful services over HTTPS? Say one RPiB+ Master with touch screen and 4 RPi Zero slaves (ADC, 1 wire and PWM control required)? Instead of WLAN Power over Ethernet PoE would be possible.</p>
<p>There is Pi WiFi, it is out now.</p>
<p>I tried the solution 1 and solution 2 and got nothing. the ping on pi zero gave the result: &quot;Network is unreachable&quot; ((</p>
<p>Maybe you only connect modem without internet access in your home. </p><p>Maybe you double check the ethernet device's pins whether it can connect the pins or not.</p><p>Maybe you misconnect power usb pin and micro usb pin that I don't know.</p><p>Maybe you need to update your operating system with Raspbian's recent versions.</p><p>That's all what I can write for you now. Could you done yet?</p>
<p>Configurations that I use, you can see in the image. Version Pi Zero: 1.3. Version Raspbian Jessie: May 2016. </p><p>I think I need to perform some system settings. But there is no mention of this.</p>
<p>Hey I need raspberry pi zero I am from india I aint able to get that any one can help please ??</p>
<p>Hi you can buy one from elementzonline.com</p>
<p>I just ordered it on crazypi.com for just Rs. 1475.</p>
<p>Gret tutorial! There is also a dedicated board being developed to add ethernet to Zero right now: </p><p>https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/755102253/pijack-add-ethernet-to-raspberry-pi-zero</p>
<p>For those of us who have another pi with a network jack, I will just put the SD card in there and prep it for wifi and what not then put it back in the pi zero. One might also just mount the SD card in a USB adapter to another pi, or another linux box, and have their way with wpa_supplicant.conf or what have you.</p>
<p>An additional more elaborate solution to step #4. Add a powered USB hub and USB keyboard / mouse / trackpad / Trackpoint. You also need to connect some kind of video monitor to the Zero. Make sure all power is off. Connect the main USB cable from the unpowered hub to the female end of the OTG cable. Plug keyboard/etc. into the one of the side USB ports of the hub, and connect the USB WiFi adapter to another side port. Power on your monitor and then your USB hub. (You won't need to connect anything to the &quot;PWR&quot; jack on the Zero at this time. The power supplied to the hub will also serve to power and start the Zero through the &quot;USB&quot; connection.) The Zero should boot up, showing that process on the monitor, and at the same time it will allow you to use the keyboard to access and configure your WiFi connection. Once you have configured and saved your WiFi configuration details to the Zero's microSDHC card, you will not need the hub, the monitor or the keyboard to reboot the Zero. * For the next boot, just connect the WiFi adapter to the Zero at its &quot;USB&quot; jack, and connect a powered microUSB plug to the &quot;PWR&quot; jack. Then the Zero should boot up and automatically re-connect to the same wireless router used for the original configuration. At that point you should be able to access / control the Zero through an SSH terminal running on a separate computer on your wireless network.<br> I haven't checked this, but I believe it would be possible to configure the most recent Raspbian Jessie software installed to a microSDHC using a different Raspberry Pi (not necessarily a Zero). Configure the software to automatically start up and connect to your home network. Then transfer the microSDHC card to the Zero, and start at the * above. The configuration saved on the microSDHC card for your WiFi adapter and home wireless network should work when the card is used on a different Raspberry Pi. Don't use NOOBS for this method, use a full and fully up to date Raspbian Jessie software package installed to a microSDHC card.</p>
<p>really good ible :) and a simple solution :)</p><p>have you seen this one http://hackaday.com/2015/11/28/first-raspberry-pi-zero-hack-piggy-back-wifi/ to attach a wifi addaptor :)</p>
<p>I think this is the first Raspberry Pi Zero instructable.</p>

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