I have just recently purchased a raspberry pi 2 the GUI interface is very different from my other raspberry pi b+

i have successfully connected my other raspberry pi to the internet using the recommended wifi dongle and wicd-curses using this tutorial https://blog.bartbania.com/raspberry_pi/easy-wireless-configuration-for-raspberry-pi/

but i cannot seem to connect the raspberry pi 2 to the internet wicd-curses says it is trying to connect i have double checked the spelling for the WPA and the raspberry pi is in the same room as the router too. And it says NOT Connected

i am using the pihut wifi dongle my wireless network and others are found but no connection i have rebooted it and tried to start it and stop wicd-curses. Also i have reinstalled wheezy raspbian

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If you have recently purchased a raspberry pi 2 and installed Raspbian it probably has a different WiFi setup using dhcpcd. See https://www.raspberrypi.org/another-raspbian-desktop-user-interface-update/

Forget any older tutorials and just use the new GUI WiFi setup. These can be made to work, but require manual configuration.

  • following this tutorial no wifi networks are found and i get an icon with 2 pcs nothing else May 29, 2015 at 11:52
  • Thanks works cant upvote lack of reputation but this works fine May 29, 2015 at 12:06

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