I just got my A+. It does not have an Ethernet port.

I'm having trouble getting a network connection so I could to ssh into it.

Here is what I did so far:

  1. Inserted the pre-installed NOOBS SD card
  2. When first powered on, the LEDs were Green and Red
  3. The LEDs after a power-cycle came up just Red
  4. Inserted a USB WiFi dongle

Am I missing anything? What is the next thing that is supposed to happen?

  • I guess my problem is that NOOBS does not start-up with netwrok and sshd running. I'll need to connect an hdmi monitor and a keyboard and go thru the setup. – Aleksandr Levchuk Dec 11 '14 at 5:54

Connect an HDMI and then power it on.

Navigate to your /etc/network/interfaces file and enter your wpa-ssid (or whatever wireless encryption you use) and your wpa-psk password. then sudo shutdown -h now

Insert your wifi dongle then power it on.

an example of an ssid and -psk

wpa-ssid "iLoveLamp"
wpa-psk "MyPassword"
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  • @Aleksandr Levchuk - did you get it to work? – 1'' Dec 12 '14 at 3:37
  • i got it to work thru a USB to Ethernet adapter, but I first needed to connect thru HDMI and keyboard. As soon as I connected the USB, eth0 showed up in ifconfig. Then I ran dhclinet eth0 (i also enabled "Internet Sharing" on my Mac laptop). Now in ifconfing shows a working IP address :) – Aleksandr Levchuk Dec 15 '14 at 5:57

I got my wireless adapter to work by following the instructions at the following blog:

Automatically connect a Raspberry Pi to a Wifi network

On raspbian using a usb keyboard with the pi attached to an hdmi tv I edited the following file


use the following command to edit it from the command line

sudo vi /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

press a to enter append mode, then add the following to the end of the file


then shutdown

sudo shutdown -h now

after that plug in the adapter and start up

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  • to save and quit from vi press : then enter wq – user24541 Apr 23 '15 at 12:47

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