I know that my question may look like trivial, but I spent 2 weeks for it and don't see any solution. I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with EDUP EP-N8508GS wifi dongle and want to setup wifi connection. The dongle was detected by system. I also can find desired hotspot with sudo iwlist wlan0 scan Here is my output of some commands:

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsusb 
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:c312 Logitech, Inc. DeLuxe 250 Keyboard
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c050 Logitech, Inc. RX 250 Optical Mouse
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ cat /etc/network/interfaces
# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'

# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet manual

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
 #   address
 #   netmask
 #   gateway
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

allow-hotplug wlan1
iface wlan1 inet manual
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf 
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev


pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:26:18:C3:BA:22
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg
                    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:54 Mb/s
                    Quality=96/100  Signal level=66/100

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 4.4.9-v7+ #884 SMP Fri May 6 17:28:59 BST 2016 armv7l GNU/Linux

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ find /lib/modules | grep 8192cu

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
bnep                   10340  2 
bluetooth             326105  5 bnep
cfg80211              427855  0 
rfkill                 16037  4 cfg80211,bluetooth
8192cu                519156  0 
evdev                  11396  4 
snd_bcm2835            20511  1 
snd_pcm                75698  1 snd_bcm2835
snd_timer              19160  1 snd_pcm
snd                    51844  5 snd_bcm2835,snd_timer,snd_pcm
bcm2835_gpiomem         3040  0 
bcm2835_wdt             3225  0 
uio_pdrv_genirq         3164  0 
uio                     8000  1 uio_pdrv_genirq
i2c_dev                 5859  0 
fuse                   83461  3 
ipv6                  347530  48
  • Give this raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=69195 a look, first result when I searched: edup ep-n8508gs raspberry pi.
    – Darth Vader
    May 22, 2016 at 9:56
  • Thanks for your reply. I've already tried that manual but it gives no result. Raspbian Jessie can recognize my wifi dongle out of box, but I cannot connect to wifi with it.
    – Max L
    May 22, 2016 at 10:05
  • Okay, you could have clarified in your question the Pi had detected the dongle. What do you mean by you cannot connect to Wi-Fi with it. I.e what specific bit of the connection process is your problem? If you look in the Wi-Fi manager do you see a list of available networks to connect to?
    – Darth Vader
    May 22, 2016 at 10:19
  • Yes, I've included some outputs in pastebin: pastebin.com/09jSACUC
    – Max L
    May 22, 2016 at 10:22
  • Everyone else who has asked the same question (there are hundreds) managed to paste config files into their question, which is the normal practice for this site.
    – Milliways
    May 22, 2016 at 10:51

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I've found the solution! The first and main thing to check is WIFI router settings. I had WEP64 encryption selected on router and it was the cause of problem. Just switched to WPA2-personal and everything started to work. Thanks to all who commented above

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