Intro: Connect the Raspberry Pi to the NetGear G54/N150
This is a brief guide for configuring the Raspberry Pi to connect the internet with the NetGear G54/N150 WNA1000M. Supposedly the module should work out-of-the-box, however I found this to not be the case. After hours of searching, I was finally able to find all the necessary steps to get this little guy running. Hopefully this saves fellow Pi users the trouble of having to scour the internet!
Step 1: Set Up
This Instructable is specifically for the the configuration of the Netgear Wi-Fi adapter. Before we can do any of this, we'll need to have a properly set up Raspberry Pi with an internet connection. There are many articles for configuring the Pi. I highly recommend Scottkildall's Ultimate Raspberry Pi Configuration Guide to get started. The following steps require Raspian or Wheezy to work properly.
Step 2: Install Drivers
Once you've established an internet connection, enter the following commands into the terminal:
wget - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1663660/scripts/install-rtl8188cus.sh
sudo chown root:root install-rtl8188cus.sh
sudo chmod 755 install-rtl8188cus.sh
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo shutdown -h now
These will take a while to download. Enjoy a snack while the Pi fetches the packages to install. The Pi will ask you to confirm the downloads a few times. This will install the necessary driver for the Netgear Wi-Fi module. The script is from a very helpful gent named Paul. His blog post is here.
Step 3: Network Configuration
Plug in the Netgear adapter and boot the Pi back up.
If you properly entered your network credentials, you should see the wlan connection details pop up. If not, then you may need to edit the /etc/network/interfaces file to double check your information and possibly change from wlan0 to wlan1. Save the updated file and reboot with:
Enjoy your rock-solid Wi-Fi connection.