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Description on how to set up wifi on raspberry pi running raspian

Run sudo cp /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/examples/wpa-roam.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa-roam.conf

Edit /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa-roam.conf and uncomment update_config=1

and add:

    ssid="<your ssid here>"
    psk="<wireless password here>"

Set /ect/network/interfaces up as:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# governed by ifplugd ... do not use allow-hotplug or auto options
iface eth0 inet static
    address <staticIp>

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa-roam.conf

#this line must always be here
iface default inet dhcp

Run sudo dpkg-reconfigure ifplugd as outlined here:

See for more information.

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