I've followed this guide, wich explains to first check if my USB gets recognized by my raspberry by lsusb or ifconfig. I've tried both and this is what I get:

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So my Raspberry does recognize my wifi adapter as it should because it is a wifi adapter that is compatible for the Pi.

As I continue through the guide and start up my desktop and open WiFi config. There is no adapter at all. It should give me an adapter called wlan0. But it's just empty:
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How can I fix this?


You can do this via shell:

sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant

Then edit the /etc/network/interfaces file

sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

It should look something like this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa.conf

Now you need to create /etc/wpa.conf

sudo nano /etc/wpa.conf

And add the following. Replace the ssid and psk as required

 ssid="Your SSID Name"
 pairwise=CCMP TKIP
 group=CCMP TKIP

Then Reboot

  • Thanks for response, maybe a stupid question but my SSID has " in it. Can I just type ssid=""SSIDname""or does this work too ssid='"SSIDname"' or is there an other notation for " – SjonTeflon Jun 27 '14 at 16:55
  • Are you sure? That seems odd to have quotes in the name. Nevertheless, I would try just ssid="SSIDname" and ssid=" \"SSIDname"\ ". I am not 100% if using " \ "works. Remove the spaces. I had to add them in the comment so SE doesnt escape them :) – PhillyNJ Jun 27 '14 at 16:59

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