Adding WiFi to the NVIDIA Jetson

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Nearly every computer needs an internet connection these days, and more and more of those connections are via WiFi to keep things from being tethered to a router switch or the wall. A wireless internet connection is particularly helpful for single board computers that many applications need to be mobile. The NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit is no exception to that trend in terms of keeping the board as mobile as possible, but still maintaining access to the internet for software updates, network requests and many other applications. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with WiFi built in so we need to add it ourselves.

There are a number of WiFi solutions that work with the Jetson Nano out there but we will focus on the Edimax N150 2-in-1 Combo Adapter we sell on its own and is included in our JetBot AI Kit. This adapter is small, low power and relatively cheap, but it does take a little bit of elbow grease to get working from a fresh OS image install or if you are looking to add WiFi once you have completed the DLI Course provided by NVIDIA. No matter, let’s take a look and get your Jetson Nano on the web!

Edimax 2-in-1 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter

Edimax 2-in-1 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter