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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition by Maik Schmidt

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Add Wi-Fi to the Pi

Wireless networks are everywhere these days. Coffee shops, airports, and hotels generally offer Wi-Fi to their customers. You probably run a wireless network at home, too, so you can conveniently access your most important services from your smartphone while you’re having a barbecue with the family. On Windows or Mac OS X, you usually don’t have to think much about joining wireless networks because the process is nearly invisible.

On the Pi it’s different, because the Pi’s hardware doesn’t support Wi-Fi by default. You need a Wi-Fi stick for the USB port, and depending on the stick’s type, Raspbian might configure it automatically. In some cases you have to configure it manually; in this section, you’ll learn both ways. ...

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