AJArmstron
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Internet Access

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:28 pm

Hi - I want to use the Raspberry Pi to access the internet.

Is it possible to access the internet via a wireless connection? My current understanding is that at the moment one can only access the internet via an Ethernet cable. For me this is problematic as a very long cable would be required!

Thank you for any comments.

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mxcum167
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Re: Internet Access

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:33 pm

No this is definitely not correct. If you can connect to the internet using a wired ethernet connection then you can with wireless. The trick is getting Wireless to work. Have a search on here there are plenty of topics covering doing just that.
Martin www.chez-cummings.com

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Re: Internet Access

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:47 pm

On a related note, has it been determined, conclusively, whether the Pi can be used as a wireless bridge? I.e., can I, once I've gotten a wireless device to work, bridge it to the ethernet port (using, I believe, "brctl") and then use that (the ethernet) to feed Internet access to another computer (or, most commonly, an ethernet switch, so that multiple computers can share the connection) ?
And some folks need to stop being fanboys and see the forest behind the trees.

(One of the best lines I've seen on this board lately)

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Re: Internet Access

Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:58 pm

When we get that cracked my internet Pi can feed one (or two) more via an ethernet hub I have waiting for the job...
And do we think squid will run on that first Pi too?
Steve N – binatone mk4->intellivision->zx81->spectrum->cbm64->cpc6128->520stfm->pc->raspi ?

bredman
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Re: Internet Access

Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:03 pm

Lots of people (including me) are using WiFi on the Raspberry Pi.

For a list of the proven working devices, see http://elinux.org/RPi_VerifiedPeriphera ... i_Adapters

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