I just got an RPi Zero the other day and I'm finally now just able to set down with it and get it working (been too busy with my new 3D printer).
I had a wifi adapter lying around from about a year or so ago that I wasn't using on anything and I figured I could use it on the Zero. I've got everything powered up and connected but I'm having some issues getting the connection up and going.
Now let me say this before anyone asks: I am not a Linux administrator. I have used Linux as a user and as a SysAd in the past so I know how to navigate the file structure and I know a few things but don't expect me to have this incredible amount of knowledge. I researched my issue before I came here to ask and there wasn't one pertaining to my exact adapter or the things that I am experiencing on a RPi Zero.
Alright, now that that is out of the way, here is what I have for a physical layout: 5V 2A power supply to the PWR on the Zero, a 4-port USB hub that has a keyboard and mouse (separate, discrete devices) and the Netgear A6210 wifi adapter plugged into it. The 4-port USB hub is plugged into the USB port on the RPi Zero via an OTG adapter and I have an HDMI cable going from a monitor into the Zero.
I turn everything on but the wifi adapter isn't working. No problem, I figured it wouldn't be OOB ready. I open up Terminal and type in
ifconfig but I only see
lo. I check the service status to make sure it is up--it is. I type
lsusb into the Terminal and sure enough, it lists Netgear:
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0846:9053 NetGear, Inc.
So, I know it sees it. I (pull the adapter out and then back in again and) check
dmesg tail and I get:
new high-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg New USB device found, idVendor=0846, idProduct=9053 New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 Product: A6210 Manufacturer: NETGEAR SerialNumber: 100
I'm not entirely sure but it seems like the Zero is talking with the adapter just fine and it wouldn't be a driver issue, right?
I saw something online about running
wpa_supplicant.conf and adding SSID and password there but I can't even get the device to show up in
What would be the next step in figuring this out?