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



  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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