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raspberry pi 2, can i setup with WiFi dongle? Answered

i have just purchased a raspberry pi 2 and where i live i don't have direct access to the Ethernet hub. 
so, from the box and installing Os (i.e raspbian ) can i just plug the 802.11n WiFi dongle and search for my network and crack on without driver software?

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princemoga12
princemoga12

5 years ago

yeah you can

follow

http://www.howtogeek.com/167425/how-to-setup-wi-fi-on-your-raspberry-pi-via-the-command-line/

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icey.hood
icey.hood

Answer 5 years ago

it stil says i need an ethernet connection ?

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FredericM
FredericM

5 years ago

Not all usb wifi adapters work directly.

Here is a list with tested adapters ( working and not working models): http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters

And this is a list with all tested verified peripherals: http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals

If you use the CLI(command line interface): https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-occidentalis

Or if you use the desktop, there is a program: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-raspberry-pi-lesson-3-network-setup/setting-up-wifi-with-raspbian