How To Add A Wi-Fi Board To A Raspberry Pi Zero

How To Add A Wi-Fi Board To A Raspberry Pi Zero

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a fantastically affordable single-board computer, but its (roughly) $20 price point means that it doesn’t pack quite as many connectivity options as some of its more powerful siblings, which come with Ethernet ports.

Fortunately, if you want add some Internet chops to your Pi Zero, it’s entirely possible, and the folks at Node show us how to do it.

Basically, the project sees you taking a Wi-Fi dongle, stripping away the casing, and then hard wiring it into your Pi Zero. They advise that you setup Wi-Fi in the Raspbian OS before tackling the hardware side of things, but that aside, it’s a pretty straightforward way of hooking your Pi Zero up to the joys of the Interwebs.

Head over to Node for the full guide, or watch the video below to see how it’s done.

This post originally appeared on Lifehacker UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.


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