Raspberry Pi Learning Resources

Guide to connecting to WiFi

If you want to connect your Raspberry Pi to the internet or local network then you will need to follow these steps:

Connecting to WiFi

  1. WiFi connections can be made via the network icon at the right-hand end of the menu bar. If you are using a Raspberry Pi 3, or an earlier model with a WiFi dongle plugged in, left-clicking this icon will bring up a list of available WiFi networks.
  2. If no networks are found, it will show the message "No APs found - scanning...": just wait a few seconds without closing the menu, and it should find your network.
  3. The icons on the right show whether a network is secured or not, and its signal strength. Click the network that you want to connect to. If it's secured, a dialogue box will appear prompting you to enter the network key.
  4. Enter the key and press OK, then wait a couple of seconds. The network icon will flash briefly to show that a connection is being made. Once it's ready, the icon stops flashing and shows the signal strength.

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