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Setting up WiFi on the RetroPie

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Setting up a RetroPie retro gaming system. You can see all parts of the series listed at the bottom of this post.

Make sure you have a USB keyboard plugged in. Go to RetroPie Configuration and select the WiFi option.

The RetroPie Configuration Page. The WiFi option is the one at the bottom

You will need to first set your country in the Raspberry Pi Configuration tool.

The Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool. Set your WiFi country in Localisation Options.

Go down to Option 4, which is called Localisation Options. Tip: It’s easier using the keyboard on this config menu than the controller.

Then on the next page, again choose Option 4, which is Change Wi-fi Country. (If you’re in the UK, then it’s in the G section between Gabon and Grenada.)

If you’re ever likely to interact with your Pi using SSH, then we may as well do that now. Go down to Option 5: Interfacing Options, then enable Option 2 to enable SSH. (If none of that made sense to you, it is unlikely you will want to use SSH, so skip this bit – you can always come back later)

Now go down to Finish, and you’ll be thrown to the following page.

Choose Option 1 to add your WiFi credentials. Once connected, the screen will display your IP address – make a note of it, or snap a picture of the screen with your phone. (This is handy if you’re going to be using SSH)

If you need to find your IP address at a later stage, you can always view it in the RetroPie setting page within EmulationStation.

Now go to Exit, and you’ll get back to the main RetroPie Interface.

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