That is a rather old post you are quoting. If you look at newer posts you will see things have changed.
The simplest way to install my wifi drivers now is to use my install-wifi script which determines the wifi adapter you use and the kernel version you have and then should automatically download and install the right version of the driver you need. You can download and install the script using commands
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sudo wget http://fars-robotics.net/install-wifi -O /usr/bin/install-wifi
sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/install-wifi
After it is installed to see info on how to use it use command
To download the driver to your current kernel version you should just need to use command
I have an RPi3 with the latest (V0.17.0) Openplotter loaded.
I'm trying to set up a USB wifi dongle and have hit the problem that is the subject of this thread.
I have just tried the instructions above and it fails. The first 2 lines seem to work OK (a new file has appeared in /usr/bin/install-wifi) but it fails when I try sudo install-wifi with the message
Raspberry Pi wifi driver installer by MrEngman.
*** Performing self-update
!!! Failed to download update for install-wifi!
!!! Make sure you have ca-certificates installed and that the time is set correctly
I have checked that ca-certificates are available and the RPi3 time is correct.
For info the information for the dongle I am trying to install is as follows -
pi@openplotter:~ $ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 0bda:818b Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
and the linux version is
pi@openplotter:~ $ uname -a
Linux openplotter 4.9.35-v7+ #1014 SMP Fri Jun 30 14:47:43 BST 2017 armv7l GNU/Linux
Is tyhere a problem with this combination or am I doing doing something wrong?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.