Test and Configure

If you have X running, open the Chromium web browser (globe icon) and navigate to the URL of your favourite electronics supplier.

If you are using a command line, the ping command can be used to see if you are reaching the internet. Try ping google.com or ping adafruit.com to check if you can reach those sites!
Download: file
ping adafruit.com

Fixing WiFI Dropout Issues

If you find your external WiFi adapter kernel module 'drops out' from time to time, you can fix it fairly easily with a command line fix (thanks perseus286!)

Create and edit a new file in /etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf

and paste the following in

# Disable power saving
options 8192cu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=1 rtw_ips_mode=1

Then reboot with sudo reboot

This guide was first published on Dec 10, 2012. It was last updated on Dec 10, 2012. This page (Test and Configure) was last updated on Nov 11, 2019.