Fix that cheap wifi dongle (linux)
Cheap wifi dongles on the raspberry pi (v1 b). Don’t you love the frustrations they bring.
So you buy a cheap wifi dongle but it just wont do what a more expensive brand would: run without problems.
First, do what all the people out there on your search quest do. Sudo here, enter there, dont forget the raspi-config command. Many way’s to Rome.
These are my little notes (so I wont forget) that worked for me.
sudo apt-get install wicd-curses
Now try to get to your wifi and press the -> arrow.
fiddle arround (shout some more) enter ip adresses if you like. And somehow this could work.
But darn, there we have it. Now it goes into sleep mode. So we need to keep it alive.
Oke, lets do it the dirty way.
Keep the ping on!
Make a cronjob:
*/2 * * * * ping -q -W 1 -c 1 127.0.0.1 > /dev/null
And we are good to go?