Connecting Wifi Network in Arch Linux ARM

Not based on the Pi but the commands will work the same ūüôā

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Arch Linux ARM is a rolling distribution which enables Linux Development in many of consumer devices and development platform which uses ARM processors. This tutorial is about connecting our boards with a wifi network through Wifi USB Dongle in ArchLinux.

archOLINUXINO A13 Embedded Development Board

The USB Dongle was equipped with RTL8192CU chipset. The board under test was  OlinuXino-A13 without inbuilt Wifi. A similar Dongle using RTL8188CU can be purchased from this link.

You need to enable support for the RTL8192CU/RTL8188CU  in the kernel. The instructions for compilation and configuring the kernel was described in the previous post.

Install some softwares using pacman. You may use a USB2LAN or USB Tethering for accessing network for this purpose.

Run the following commands in terminal.

pacman -Sy                            // update the package information
pacman -S iw
pacman -S wpa_supplicant

create a configuration file ‚Äėwpa_supplicant.conf‚Äô in /etc/wpa_supplicant/ folder.


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