Connecting Raspberry Pi running Rasbian to a WPA2 network using a Netgear WG111v2

I got my Netgear wifi dongle working with my raspberry pi model A.

Raspberry Pi Model A with Netgear WG111v2

Here’s how I did it.

Plug in the Netgear WG111

The RPi should see it right away (verify usinglsusb ) and you’ll see something like wlan0 using ifconfig

Edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file and add the desired SSID and passphrase you want to connect to:

nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Append to this file the following array:


Save and close the file, then bring the interface up:

sudo ifup wlan0

Verify that you’re online by pinging an online service


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