Tutorial 4: Wifi Setup

Running a RJ45 Ethernet cable to your Raspberry Pi might be a little inconvenient. In this tutorial I show you how you can headlessly connect your Raspberry Pi to your local area network with an inexpensive wifi adapter.

This tutorial was made in 2014 and at the time current Raspberry Pi modules did not have built in wifi. If you're using a more up to date Pi, you may not need to follow this tutorial.


DIFFICULTY
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LINUX UNDERSTANDING
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COMPUTER FAMILIARITY
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  • How to connect a USB wifi dongle to your Pi
  • How to set a static IP address for you Raspberry Pi on your network
There is no coding necessary for this tutorial!
You may not be familiar with how to navigate your home router. If that’s the case, check out Port Forwarding for details on how to access your router.