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March 10, 2013

How to setup your WiFi dongle on Raspbmc

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So I have been reading the forums lately and it seems a lot of people are facing the same problems when trying to set up there WiFi dongles in Raspbmc. I also noted that a lot of people didn’t seem to be getting much help. If you are having these problems do not worry help is at hand just follow the simple tutorial below.

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Tutorial

Before you start this tutorial you must have your raspberry Pi connected up with your Ethernet cable plugged in.

Step 1: In XBMC navigate to Settings.

Step 2: Go to Add-ons

Step 3: Select Get Add-ons

Step 4: Now select XBMC.org Add-ons

Step 5: Select program Add-ons

Step 6: Select Network-Manager and click Install

Now that you have Network Manger installed go to XBMC main screen. Now follow the steps below.

Step 1: Go to program’s and select Network-Manager

Step 2: I’m presuming that your dongle is connected and it should be showing in Network Manager now. Simply click on it and enter your network password.

Step 3: You should now be on WiFi unplug your Ethernet and give it a try.

If you have any questions or just want to say thanks please leave a comment below.

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I live in Scotland UK and have been blogging about technology for a long time. I started BeginnersTech as I wanted even the total novice to be able to enjoy it as much as I do. If you ever need help or want to ask a question you have come to right place.

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