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Raspberry Pi Cookbook for Python Programmers by Tim Cox

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Networking and connecting your Raspberry Pi to the Internet via a USB Wi-Fi dongle

Many home networks provide a wireless network over Wi-Fi. By adding a USB Wi-Fi dongle to the Raspberry Pi's USB port, it can connect to and use the Wi-Fi network.

Getting ready

You shall need to obtain a suitable USB Wi-Fi dongle; and in some cases, you may require a powered USB hub (this will depend on the hardware version of the Raspberry Pi you have and the quality of your power supply). General suitability of USB Wi-Fi dongles will vary depending on the chipset that is used inside and the level of Linux support available. You may find that some USB Wi-Fi dongles will work without installing additional drivers (in which case you can jump to configuring it for ...

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