I've booted up my RaspberryPi with the Belkin N300 Wireless Adapter, which has worked great for most of my other debian systems. The dongle is recognized by raspbian, both by
$ lsmod Module Size Used by ..... ..... ..... 8192cu 490353 0 $ lsusb ..... Bus 001 Device 004: ID 050d:2103 Belkin Components F7D2102 802.11n N300 Micro Wireless Adapter v3000 [Realtek RTL8192CU]
The dongle can be utilized to scan for a wireless network.
$ iwlist wlan0 scan wlan0 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:14:D1:3D:9E:01 ESSID:"TRENDnet" Protocol:IEEE 802.11bg Mode:Master Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6) Encryption key::on Bit Rates:54 mb/s Extra:wpa_ie=dd160050f20101000050f20201000050f2020100050f202 IE: WPA Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP Authentication Suites (1) : PSK Quality=100/100 Signal level=86/100
But for some reason, the dongle won't connect to a wireless network.
$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid "TRENDnet" key s:"spiffy333" $ sudo dhclient wlan0 RTNETLINK answers: File exists
After researching the issue for a while, one source instructed me to try configuring it while booting.
$sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces auto lo ifaceo lo inet loopback iface etho0 inet dhcp auto wlan0 allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid "TRENDnet" wpa-psk "spiffy333"
But this is all it prints out during boot!
Listening on LPF/wlan0/08:86:3b:34:26:29 Sending on LPF/wlan0/08:86:3b:34:26:29 Sending on Socket/fallback DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6 DHCPOFFER from 192.168.1.1 DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1 bound to 192.168.1.101 -- renewal in 262895 seconds. ifup: interface wlan0 already configured.
I'm really quite confused; is the dongle somehow partially incompatible with the RaspberryPi, in that it can scan but won't connect? Or am I trying to connect to the wireless network incorrectly?