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   wpa-driver wext
 
   wpa-driver wext
 
   wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
 
   wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
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7) sudo ifup wlan0
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==Alternative method (Somewhat simpler)==
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Install the wpasupplicant and the ralink firmware:
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1) sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
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2) sudo apt-get install firmware-ralink
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Restrict access to /etc/interfaces so only root can read it (in this method, this file will contain your network password):
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3) sudo chmod 0600 /etc/network/interfaces
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Edit you /etc/network/interfaces:
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4) sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
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5) The file already contains the configuration for eth0 (your Ethernet port) and looks something like this:
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auto eth0
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iface eth0 inet dhcp
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add the following lines below, enter you network name (ssid) and password:
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iface wlan0 inet dhcp
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    wpa-ssid '''<your network ssid here>'''
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    wpa-psk '''<your network password>'''
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6) save the file.
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The network interface will connect every time the RPi boots up. To connect it now manually, run:
  
 
7) sudo ifup wlan0
 
7) sudo ifup wlan0

Revision as of 08:48, 5 September 2012

How configure RALink based devices on Official Distro (Raspbian)

Source: mikma.eu

1) sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant

2) sudo apt-get install firmware-ralink

3) sudo wpa_passphrase NetworkEssid password

4) sudo joe /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf - paste text from step 3, remove the passkey line

 network={
       ssid="NetworkEssid"
       psk=945609a382413e64d57daef00eb5fab3ae228716e1e440981c004bc61dccc98c
 }

5) sudo wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf - ctrl+c to stop

6) sudo joe /etc/network/interfaces - add:

 auto wlan0
 iface wlan0 inet dhcp
 wpa-driver wext
 wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

7) sudo ifup wlan0


Alternative method (Somewhat simpler)

Install the wpasupplicant and the ralink firmware:

1) sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant

2) sudo apt-get install firmware-ralink

Restrict access to /etc/interfaces so only root can read it (in this method, this file will contain your network password):

3) sudo chmod 0600 /etc/network/interfaces

Edit you /etc/network/interfaces:

4) sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

5) The file already contains the configuration for eth0 (your Ethernet port) and looks something like this:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

add the following lines below, enter you network name (ssid) and password:

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
   wpa-ssid <your network ssid here>
   wpa-psk <your network password>

6) save the file.

The network interface will connect every time the RPi boots up. To connect it now manually, run:

7) sudo ifup wlan0


Useful tools:

 ifconfig
 iwconfig
 lsusb