I had the same issue with my copy. I discovered that by default the wifi is turned
off, but I managed to get it turned on and working well.
There are several things I did to get it working, one was to configure wlan0 in
/etc/network/interfaces by adding the following lines:
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
Next, I edited the file /etc/rc.local and added three lines above the “exit” line,
cat interfaces.d/wlan >> interfaces
Lastly, I went into /etc/wpa_supplicant and created the wpa_supplicant.conf file,
adding in the following three lines:
You may have to change the country code, if you aren’t in the US.
Now you are set to add in your network info by doing the following:
edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file by typing:
wpa_passphrase (your ssid) >> wpa_supplicant.conf [Enter]
(your matching password) [Enter]
Now edit the wpa_supplicant.conf file and between the ssid line and psk line add
the following 5 lines:
pairwise= CCMP TKIP
When you’re done, your wpa_supplicant.conf file should look something like this:
reading passphrase from stdin
Now, to bring the wifi online, type ifup wlan0 [Enter], and you should be good
I hope this helps you with your wifi issue.