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I'm trying to get an additional wifi working on my raspberry pi 3.

uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 4.9.35-v7+ #1014 SMP Fri Jun 30 14:47:43 BST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux
lsusb 
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 2001:3319 D-Link Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1546:01a8 U-Blox AG 
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0403:7028 Future Technology Devices International, Ltd 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

So the device shows up in lsusb, but that's as far as it gets. I'm not a RPI expert, I've been following many "tutorials" trying to make it work, however, I can't get the adapter to even show up in ifconfig.
The built-in wifi works fine, however, I need an additional wifi connection.
Any tips?

Thanks all!

  • Unplug the device, plug it back in then can you post the last few lines in the output from a dmesg command that shows the kernel seeing the new USB device and trying to get the drivers loaded for it. – Dougie Mar 15 at 11:04
  • The first thing to do is install a supported version of Raspbian – Milliways Mar 15 at 11:14
  • @Dougie I've pasted it here pastebin.com/fYHUkvru – David O'Brien Mar 15 at 11:56
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  • sudo wget http://www.fars-robotics.net/install-wifi -O /usr/bin/install-wifi sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/install-wifi sudo install-wifi -h – Dougie Mar 15 at 13:25

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