We will show you the two principal recipes to get your BeagleBone Black connected:
Beware that there is a third way to get the BBB online, which is by tethering your board to your desktop machine and piggybacking on its network connection. This is a highly useful but occasionally tricky option.
If you have direct access to your network's router, using the Ethernet connection is pretty much Plug and Play on the BBB.
Here's what you need for this recipe: