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Raspberry Pi WiFi Setup

I just recently ordered a Raspberry Pi Model B+ (yay!) and ordered an Edimax EW-7811Un WiFi dongle to go with it. Here's how to set it up on Raspbian.

  1. Make your /etc/network/interfaces look like this:

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    allow-hotplug wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet manual
    wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
    iface default inet dhcp
  2. Make your /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf look like this:

    ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
  3. sudo ifdown wlan0

  4. sudo ifup wlan

This assumes everything will work for you the way it did for me. My network is a WPA2-Personal network and only setting said and psk with wpa_supplicant did the job.