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Old 09-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Installing Edimax EW-7811Un on Raspberry Pi

I recently received a Raspberry Pi (which is booting under the Raspbian Wheezy OS), and have been trying to install an Edimax EW-7811-Un wireless adapter on it, since this came highly recommended for compatibility with the hardware. I've followed the guide here, to no avail - the blue light on the adapter does not come on. I've also tried running the script here, which also fails - it incorrectly claims that my network's SSID is not being broadcast, with which my router and laptop disagree.

I'm very new to Linux, so don't know how best to troubleshoot this. I would save the output of dmesg, but have no way to post this - if I unplug the wireless adapter (to plug in a USB stick), then the terminal displays error messages and then becomes unresponsive, and unplugging the keyboard is clearly unhelpful. I've tried saving log files to my SD card and reading that on an internet-connected computer, but the card is unrecognisable on my laptop.

If there are any common error messages that you could tell me about, I could look out for them in my dmesg output - otherwise, I'd appreciate advice on how to post the log files to aid debugging, or possible mistakes I might have made in installing the Edimax.
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Why not use a powered USB hub connected to one of the Pi USB ports to provide power and access for the dongle, keyboard & even your USB disk/flash. That way you will have utility and certain to provide power & access for the external devices.


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