when I do
sudo ifdown wlan0 I get
ifdown: interface wlan0 not configured.
When I do
ifconfig wlan0 I get this:
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:ef:d0:26:10
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
I think the problem is that the RPi prefers ethernet over wifi, and I have ethernet connected to boot from my mac. After following this the boot takes significantly longer and the wifi-dongle is now blinking quite actively, but I still have the same return from above upon
ifconfig wlan0. It's still mentioning ethernet. hmm...