I’m in Unit 2, Module 4 “Searching for the Pi on a network”. I’m using a Pi 1 (cause I had it) and have Jessie Lite installed on my Flash Card. I’m attempting to connect to my Network using an Edimax N150 Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter. I work and play in my office downstairs and connect my desktop to the Internet through a WiFi router with a different USB Wirless adapter so I know the signal is there. When I look on Angry IP scanner I see several addresses active (blue), but none is labeled Raspberry Pi as the example shows. I also noted that the Wi-Fi Nano USB Adapter came with a driver disk, but – obviously – it’s hard to insert the little CD in the Pi. I could go upstairs and plug the Pi in with an Ethernet cable, but then all my instructions are downstairs, and I want the flexibility the Wi-Fi offers. So I’m stumped. I think it is a driver issue, but I can’t load drivers I can’t see. The Wi-Fi Nano is touted as working well with R Pi, but lots of questions and answers on the Amazon purchase page talk about loading drivers. Can anyone help?
Hi Jim, That WiFi dongle is compatible with the Raspberry Pi. So, you’ll be able to connect to your router using that WiFi dongle and your Pi 1. But you need to configure your RPi with the SSID and Password from your network, so your Pi can actually connect to the WiFi.
You’ll need to connect an Ethernet Cable to your Pi first. Then run Angry IP scanner to find your Pi and establish an SSH communcation. Finally connect the WiFi dongle to your Pi and follow these instructions to configure the WiFi: https://rntlab.com/how-to-configure-wifi-on-your-raspberry-pi/Next time you reboot your Pi you can remove the Ethernet Cable and your Pi should connect to your router with WiFi