I need to install and run a script called WiFi checker. By default, the pi will connect to the wireless ssid on boot-up. If it doesn't connect, the WiFi checker will constant;y try to reconnect to the specified wireless network every minute until it successfully connects. If it looses connection, it will do the same thing until it connects. See link below.
The other option is to install the drivers so that the Overdrive Pro can be directly connected to connect via tether to connect to the internet. Plugging in the Overdrive Pro into the pi does bring up an additional eth1 port in the pi however it doesn't work.