I have an Edimax 7611 wifi dongle I'm trying to install. All the instructions I've found seem to require an existing internet connection to download updates and drivers. Is there a way to put the driver on a USB drive, copy it to the Pi, and install it from there? My Pi (a 2 B) has the latest stock version of Raspbian.
Unless I'm missing something, simply go to the Edimax download page for that device,
It's not hard to find, it was the third result when I googled edimax 7611 driver.
Then download on a Mac or PC, then as you say, copy to a USB stick and then stick it in your RPi and install.
As Raspbian is Debian based, then the Ubuntu driver should work.
It is unclear why:
- You can't temporary stick an Ethernet cable in your Pi
- What instructions you've read that state you need a connection to download updates and drivers. I mean, even my solution requires the internet, but not necessarily on the Pi itself.