When your computer doesn’t have monitor, keyboard, mouse, or you can’t use cables, the task to get online via Wifi looks difficult and practically impossible. Now you can take your Raspberry Pi – a tiny programmable and affordable computer used for… almost anything – and connect it to a wireless network anywhere you need. DataArt DeviceHive team prepared a special app that helps to link the single-board device to a Wifi point.
With the closure of two contacts on the Raspberry bus-bar, Wifi switches into access point mode. After that, the user connects the Raspberry Pi with a cell-phone or other mobile device, selects the network’s interface and enters the required password. With the contact disjunction, Raspberry Pi automatically connects to the selected network.
All hardware needed and sequence of steps - in this post.
The system consists of three devices:
Raspberry Pi rev 2
USB WiFi dongle (please refer to http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeripherals#USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters to make the right choice)
1 female-female connection cord as a jumper
System software setup
USB WiFi dongle Driver
Please visit your dongle manufacturer’s site to get the appropriate driver (or build it by yourself, as we are not ones who looking for easy ways and follow the path).