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Problem: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
19th Dec, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Setup USB Wifi Dongle
I've just installed XBian from the image file and I'm very happy that its all working nicely on my raspberry pi, but I need to get it working on wifi now, instead of ethernet. I have an edimax wifi dongle, but I don't have the first idea of where to start with setting this up and somehow I can't seem to find the info with a Google search. Can anybody help?
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19th Dec, 2012, 08:59 AM
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RE: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
Connect to your RPi through SSH:
http://xbian.org/contact-and-support/getting-started/#ssh

Then configure using xbian-config:
http://xbian.org/contact-and-support/getting-started/configuring-xbian/

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19th Dec, 2012, 09:24 AM
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RE: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
(19th Dec, 2012 08:59 AM)CurlyMo Wrote:  Connect to your RPi through SSH:
http://xbian.org/contact-and-support/getting-started/#ssh

Then configure using xbian-config:
http://xbian.org/contact-and-support/getting-started/configuring-xbian/

I tried having a look at the options in that setup but there wasn't much for installing a wifi dongle, only options about DHCP or Static IP.
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19th Dec, 2012, 09:39 AM
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RE: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
It should work for the wireless dongles as well.

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21st Dec, 2012, 11:19 PM
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RE: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
(19th Dec, 2012 09:39 AM)CurlyMo Wrote:  It should work for the wireless dongles as well.
OK, I didn't realise there were further settings after choosing DHCP. I've entered the SSID and password now and thats about all there was and it still shows no signs of working. I suspect it's missing the drivers etc. Any idea how to do that part? I'm not even sure if my wifi dongle is compatible, its an Edimax N20379

When entering the SSID I got a load of errors such as
interface wlan0 not configured
Error for wireless request "Set Power Management" (8B2C) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; function not implemented
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22nd Dec, 2012, 08:37 PM
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RE: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
Did you try with a powered usb hub?

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23rd Dec, 2012, 04:42 AM
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RE: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
(22nd Dec, 2012 08:37 PM)CurlyMo Wrote:  Did you try with a powered usb hub?

Got it sorted now. I bought a different Edimax Wifi Dongle and it worked straight away.

Thanks for the advice.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003MTTJOY
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23rd Dec, 2012, 05:14 AM
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RE: Setup USB Wifi Dongle
Your welcome!

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23rd Dec, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Setup USB Wifi Dongle
That Edimax dongle works amazing on the raspberry pi (probably the best one available Wink)

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