Test and Configure

If you have X running, open the Midori web browser 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!

Fixing WiFI Dropout Issues

If you find your 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 Jan 11, 2019.