No Internet Connection - Wifi Adapter

Hello, I am new to the Jetson Nano World.

Problem: I can not connect to the internet on my Jetson Nano.

Summary: I have bought myself a Wifi Adapter (GeekWorm Dual Band for Jetson Nano 3.0 USB). I thought it was plug and play and nothing happens. I have read some articles about installing drivers but i am confused. I can not connect to the internet to try any sudo update. Is there a way to download the drivers onto the image? Please provide step by step instructions to help with this issue. The manual said the drivers are located here: https://github.com/geekworm-com/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959

Also, when i clicked the link, i am unsure which one to download, and how to install it onto the image or jetson nano.

Please help,
Richi

Also, when i clicked the link, i am unsure which one to download, and how to install it onto the image or jetson nano.

Hi,

You could use a wired ethernet to download the driver first, could’t you?

First, you need an existing network connection to perform the build process. Connect your nano via the Ethernet jack to your network.

There are instructions on the http://www.raspberrypiwiki.com/index.php/Wireless_USB_adapter page that I followed and was able to successful build and install the driver. Note there there are a few typos in the instructions which are addressed in the comments. Here are the steps I followed to build and install the driver:

cd /home
sudo git clone https://github.com/geekworm-com/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959.git
cd rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959
sudo make

sudo apt-get install rsync dkms

#The following comment is from the "DKMS installation" guidance of driver link
cd rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959
VER=$(sed -n 's/\PACKAGE_VERSION="\(.*\)"/\1/p' dkms.conf)
sudo rsync -rvhP ./ /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-${VER}
sudo dkms add -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo dkms build -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo dkms install -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo modprobe 88x2bu

After this is complete (no need o reboot), use the network icon on the desktop title Barr (usually at the upper right) and select the WiFi network you want to connect to.