I recently setup a RetroPie running on img 2.3. I spend about a week alone trying to setup the wifi, it was not easy! I purchased the RALink Wifi Dongle of eBay however this is not one that runs on RetroPie out of the box and did require a lot of tweaking to get it to work. I searched many sites and resources but after a LOT of trial and error I managed to get it working. I figured I would share how I got it to work so no one else needs to go through what I went through.
First run the following commands:
sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
sudo apt-get install firmware-ralink
You should see the device listed like below:
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 148f:7601 Ralink Technology, Corp.
Then run the following set of commands, allowing each one to complete before moving onto the next one:
Does this method still applies to the new version of Retropie for RPi2?
I was unable to get it to work with the tutorial above. It gave me errors.
My device bought from DX only works in Windows (but I needed to install drivers…).
I give up on this.
This device it’s not worthy of such work to get wifi.
I have a TP-Link one that runs smoothly.