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If your Wi-Fi interface is not working, either:

* There is no Wi-Fi option in the system menu:

  [[!img system-without-wi-fi.png link="no" alt=""]]

* The interface is disabled when starting Tails or when plugging in your USB
  Wi-Fi adapter:

  [[!img mac-spoofing-disabled.png link="no" alt="Notification about network card being disabled"]]

  In this case, you can disable MAC spoofing to get your Wi-Fi interface
  to work in Tails. Disabling MAC spoofing has security implications, so read
  carefully our [[documentation about MAC
  spoofing|first_steps/startup_options/mac_spoofing]] before doing so.

To connect to the Internet, you can try to either:

* Use an Ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi if possible. Wired interfaces work
  much more reliably than Wi-Fi in Tails.

<a id="wi-fi-adapters"></a>

* Buy a USB Wi-Fi adapter that works in Tails:

  <table>
  <tr><th>Vendor</th><th>Model</th><th>Size</th><th>Speed</th><th>Price</th><th>Buy offline</th><th>Buy online</th></tr>
  <tr><td>Edimax</td><td>EW-7811Un</td><td>Nano</td><td>150 Mbit/s</td><td>$10</td><td>No</td><td><a href="https://www.amazon.com/d/B003MTTJOY/">Amazon</a></td></tr>
  <tr><td>Panda Wireless</td><td>Ultra</td><td>Nano</td><td>150 Mbit/s</td><td>$12</td><td>No</td><td><a href="https://www.amazon.com/d/B00762YNMG/">Amazon</a></td></tr>
  <tr><td>Panda Wireless</td><td>PAU05</td><td>Small</td><td>300 Mbit/s</td><td>$14</td><td>No</td><td><a href="https://www.amazon.com/d/B00EQT0YK2/">Amazon</a></td></tr>
  <!--
  The following USB adapters work as well but don't really have advantages over the ones that are listed already:
  <tr><td>Panda Wireless</td><td>Mini</td><td>Large</td><td>150 Mbit/s</td><td>$10</td><td>No</td><td><a href="https://www.amazon.com/d/B003283M6Q/">Amazon</a></td></tr>
  <tr><td>Panda Wireless</td><td>N600</td><td>Large</td><td>300 Mbit/s</td><td>$25</td><td>No</td><td><a href="https://www.amazon.com/d/B00U2SIS0O/">Amazon</a></td></tr>
  <tr><td></td><td></td><td></td><td></td><td></td><td></td><td></td></tr>
  -->
  </table>

  <div class="note">
  <p>If you find another USB Wi-Fi adapter that works in Tails, please let us
  know. You can write to [[sajolida@pimienta.org]] (private email).</p>
  </div>