Raspberry PI and Sitecom Wi-Fi USB adapter N300

In this days i’m working on a little project, based on RaspberryPi.

For this project i need a wifi connection, and i decide to buy a cheap WiFi dongle found at MediaWorld: Sitecom Wi-Fi USB adapter N300.

The choise was done for the following reasons:

– very small, so a good choice for raspberry

– cheap: 19.90 euro

– apparently the old models were suported nativly by linux kernel of Raspberry, so i tried to buy

I had to do lot of trial, because the driver suggested for old models were not working well.

First thing you had to do, is to find the id of your device, with the command lsusb

[email protected]:~# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0df6:0077 Sitecom Europe B.V.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046d:09a4 Logitech, Inc. QuickCam E 3500

The line belonging to our dongle WiFi is the one with Sitecom Europe B.V., which has id 0df6:0077, pay lot of attention about the id number, which you had to replace in the next line

echo 'install 8192cu /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install 8192cu; /bin/echo "0df6 0077" >| /sys/bus/usb/drivers/rtl8192cu/new_id' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/8192cu.conf
sudo echo "8192cu" >> /etc/modules
Now try to reboot your raspberry, you should see the new interface wlan0.
ATTENTION!!!: if you isnert the wrong id, you raspberry should become unstable…
For the configuration i’ll suggest to use wicd, which will manage your wifi, and all is done through an ncurses simple frontend
To install you only need to lunch wicd-ncurses
apt-get intall wicd wicd-ncurses 
wicd-curses

Author: Matteo Temporini

Nato nel 1979 a Udine (Italia), ho conseguito il diploma di scuola superiore come Programmatore. Ho proseguito gli studi ottenendo nel 2006 la Laurea in Informatica, presso l'università degli studi di Udine. Da sempre appassionato al mondo del Web, ho maturato un esperienza decennale come sistemista Linux e Windows presso varie aziende. Quello che state leggendo su questo sito è frutto della mia esperienza diretta, che continua a crescere grazie ad amici e colleghi.

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