(raspbmc) XBMC wifi - not working

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by kingoddball » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:24 am

Got my Pi on Friday. All working great.
4 different OS's working great, easy setup. So much better and easier to setup than the Beagleboard/bone and Pandaboard.

I am having trouble getting wifi to work on anything.

I have two wifi usb dongles - both are supported.

TP-LINK TL-WN821N (version 2 if 'dmesg' is right)

I am trying to replace my AppleTV XBMC setup. I have all software working on Pi and it is happily talking to my server (Pandaboard - Will be a Pi soon enough!).

But its all over ethernet.

Could someone please help.
Added firmware for D-Link, but it failed.
Any time I change the /etc/network/interface file, I can not connect to it again.

I am only trying to solve this issue for XBMC (as this is my main reason for the Pi's).
There is no GUI for XBMC to connect to WiFi networks.
I'm pretty much stuck.

:mrgreen: :geek:
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by kingoddball » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:31 am
No one gotRaspBMC wifi?
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by raspberryrob » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:33 pm
Nope. I couldn't find an option in raspbmc but I did get it working first time using the latest build from Chris Swan's Blog. The link is below:


Give that a try. I used a USB RALink 2501 chipset card and it worked brilliantly.


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