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
Wi-Pi!

Here’s how I did it.

Plug in the Netgear WG111

The RPi should see it right away (verify using lsusb ) 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:

Append to this file the following array:

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

Verify that you’re online by pinging an online service

3 thoughts on “Connecting Raspberry Pi running Rasbian to a WPA2 network using a Netgear WG111v2”

  1. My raspberry pi (Model B, Rev 1) detects it as a usb device, but not a wlan. What should I do?

  2. Is it the same dongle I’m using? Maybe it’s not compatible with the model B. (that would be weird but it’s possible.) Do you have another dongle you can try? I’m afraid without the RPi model you have, I don’t know how I can help. Use your Googlefu!

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