I have an Edimax EW-7811UN WiFi dongle and I want to use it to connect to my WiFi on Arch Linux 3.10.18-1-ARCH+ (taken from the login prompt, not sure if that's correct. I'm new to Arch). I went with Arch because it is supposed to be lighter. If Raspbian would be a better choice for running a very small Bukkit server, please let me know, as that's my current project that I'm doing for the kicks.
I would like to do most of my work on the Pi over SSH , as the screen I have really sucks and everything is really tiny and I have to sit way hunched over to use the Pi.
However, I can't download updates or the stuff needed to run the server. I have been googling around and everything I see says I have to use
pacman, but that is out of the question, as I have no access short of the WiFi adapter (I can't get the Pi close enough for ethernet to the router.)
I have looked at this question and this thread, which tells me to run
dmesg -v | grep usbcore which returns a bunch of stuff, and the response closest to the one the thread says to look for, is
rt18192cm. However, searching that in Arch AUR doesn't return anything.
This thread looked like it would work, but the top link is dead!
What should I be looking for? I am comfortable with compiling software, if need be, and I have a USB hub, so I can transfer files to the Pi that way. Where can I find the driver necessary to run this dongle and how should I install it?