Reason For Pi4
I'm trying to setup a headless fileshare/music server
A Pi 4 Model B 8GB inside a DeskPi Pro Case, all connected to a Tripp-Lite B004-HUA4-K containing a Crucial SSD. I haven't even attempted to setup the SSD, because I'm attempting to update first, which is failing.
AT&T DSL Modem(Port4) --> Netgear 16 port auto sensing switch --> 2 Ethernet ports into my bedroom
I know this setup works because the desktop I'm writing this on is connected along with a Macbook
- I've got a standard Cat5e Cable plugged into a switch in my attic. When I move that cable from my laptop to the Pi, the ethernet status lights don't come on. If I reconnect it to the laptop I do see lights on the laptop. Do I need something extra to enable the port?
- When using onboard wireless, because of 1, the Pi refuses to connect to a secured network set to use WPA2. I know the password is correct because it's the factory default for my ISP's modem (the one on the sticker...). I know it works, because if I run any bootstrapper(NOOBS, berryboot, etc), the OS'es are downloaded and installed, but once the install completes, and the fresh install boots, the card is stuck trying to connect. I did see something on my last Debian attempt about the RFKILL switch.
- I also have an extra Pi and a GeekWorm X.255 Hat and case I can use, if I can't get this working.
Any help would be appreciated. I'll be checking this on my days off (1-28, 1-29), when I can devote time to troubleshoot extensively.