Time to make Raspberry Pi go wireless

Updated on 2019 with simplified settings! Setting WiFi on Raspberry Pi is easier than described earlier. The Raspberry Pi has gone through upgrades and generations, so most of the settings have been simplified. If you set up WiFi using GUI, then it same as on any windows – you select SSID and enter a password. Raspberry pi should be mostly accessed through the console since it is designed to be an embedded computer. This is why it is important to have the ability to do all things in the command line. No matter which raspberry pi you have, you can set wireless networks the same way. If you use Raspberry Pi 1 or 2, you will need a USB wireless adapter. The later boards already come with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. To set up WiFi, you need to edit wpa-supplicant configuration file, which can be accessed by entering: To the bottom of file add your network settings as follows: Save settings by pressing CTRL+X and Y to confirm. You may need to reboot your board for the network to connect.

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