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Raspberry Pi Robotic Projects - Third Edition by Richard Grimmett

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Adding Internet access

Unlike the Raspberry Pi 3, the Raspberry Pi Zero does not have a LAN connection. To connect the Raspberry Pi Zero to the Internet, you have two choices. You can establish a wireless LAN connection, or you can connect by using a USB to LAN adapter if you want to connect to an actual LAN port. Let's look at both of these possibilities.

If you are going to connect wirelessly, make sure that you have a wireless access point available. You'll also need a wireless device. The official Raspberry Pi Foundation markets a device itself, but other brands also work.

See http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters to identify which wireless devices have been verified to work with the Raspberry Pi Zero. Here is one that is available at many ...

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