So I’ve been threatening to do this for quite some time now. I finally got wireless working on my Pi. This will hopefully unlock all sorts functionality, most noticeably a small, quiet local media centre, streaming media from a server.
As I did this on a spur of the moment decision, I went down to my local Maplin today and bought a wireless card from there. They sell a Pi bundle, so I decided to just go for the card they include in that. It’s sold as a “N150 Nano Wi-Di USB Dongle”, and is Maplin-branded. £9.99, and hopefully working out the box: http://www.maplin.co.uk/n150-nano-usb-wireless-adapter-681507
And this is what it looks like (excuse the poor photo – I’m sharing an SD card with my camera at the moment):
The good news? I plugged it in, booted it up, and everything just worked. It couldn’t possibly have been easier! For the few steps I DID take, have a look here. What next I hear you ask? How about you take a stab at getting Raspbmc up and running for a brilliant media centre - take a look here.
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