Raspberry Pi – WiFi Tutorial!

Want to know how to connect your Raspberry Pi to the internet wirelessly? Been dying to learn how to get WiFi working on your own credit card sized computer? Then you have come to the right place!

In this tutorial I show you how to use a USB WiFi dongle to connect to a WiFi network. By the end of this tutorial you will be enjoying the fruits of the net on your Raspberry Pi, as well as be able to grab your device’s IP address. Watch the video to find out how!


Raspberry Pi Downloads (We’re using Raspbian!): https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

Elinux.org wiki with a list of compatible WiFi dongles: https://www.elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters

Raspberry Pi Official WiFi dongle: https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/usb-wifi-dongle

My USB WiFi dongle! From the folks over at the Pi Hut: https://www.thepihut.com/products/usb-wifi-adapter-for-the-raspberry-pi


Boot into the desktop environment with the command: startx

View your Pi’s IP address with the command: ifconfig

That’s all folks! Don’t forget to like, subscribe and share for more Raspberry Pi tutorials and videos!

Thanks for watching,

The Raspberry Pi Guy


2 comments on “Raspberry Pi – WiFi Tutorial!
  1. Michelle Murphy says:

    Thank you for all your videos. I’m 60 years old, disabled and my brain has slowed down a-bit. The video’s help me out so much. I’ve always been a visual learner. I was taking web design and development at a community college. The course moved to fast for me. So now I’m using Raspberry Pi to learn code at my own paste. I really enjoy this community so much better because it fits my needs. I’m living on a fixed income and I will try to donate when I can. You all are doing wonderful things. I taught my great-grandson how to operate and use computers when he was two years old. He’s now five and can go to websites to play games, view videos and he likes YouTube kids (he can’t read yet). He’s just now learning to read, I’m going to help him to learn Raspberry Pi, too!

    • Hi Michelle,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. It is delightful to hear that my videos have been of use to you (and in the future your grandson!) You’re right – the Raspberry Pi community is a truly wonderful thing and I feel very fortunate that I am a part of it.

      It is extremely kind of you to consider donating but please do not worry if you feel that you can’t for whatever reason. I’m grateful for all kinds of support, including leaving lovely comments on my website 😉

      Just wondering: are there any videos in particular that you might like to see me do? Any topic/s that you think might be useful to do a tutorial on?

      Best of luck with your journey through Raspberry Pi, and best of luck to your grandson too!

      Thanks for watching,

      The Raspberry Pi Guy

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.