How to set up WLAN (TL-WN823N)


I’m a newbie trying to get this instructables project done

I’m stuck at the first step, which is to get my Raspberry Pi Model B connected to the Internet. The dongle is not flashing, so I’m not sure if I should be installing drivers on the Pi, but how should I go about doing so?

This is the dongle I’m using and I’m using Volumio version 1.41 for this.

Have you had a look here : ?

Hi Balbuze,

yes I have. The dongle is listed on the list as shown below.

Adapter Name: TP-LINK TL-WN823N 300Mbps
Chipset: Realtek RTL8192CU
Driver/Firmware: … n=V1#tbl_a
Working with Volumio: YES
Tested Versions and Platforms: VERSION: 1.55
Buying Link:

I’m not sure how I should go about doing setting it up, as the only instruction that I followed that let it work is from here: … 823N#tbl_a

If it helps, below is what I see when accessing /etc/network/interfaces by default on Volumio

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto etho0
iface eth0 inet dhcp[/code]

Hope that helps!

I figured it out! :slight_smile:

Turns out the issue is that I put the line

allow-hotplug wlan0

in etc/network/interfaces which seems to have created an issue. Was following this adafruit tutorial ( to the T, but turns out I only need to enter

auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid "ssid" wpa-psk "password"

I successfully SSH into the PI now! ^^