I have a headless Raspberry PI model B, with a RealTek 802.11n dongle, running the very latest version of Raspbian.
I would like to configure both the wired and wireless connections so that I can choose to plugin to the Ethernet if need be. However, most of the time I would like to connect via wireless. The wireless network utilizes WPA2 Personal with a hidden SSID.
If I boot with both the Ethernet and Wifi plugged in, the network connectivity will work over both Ethernet and WiFi.
If I boot without the Ethernet, I can not connect to the Pi via WiFi.
- About 15-30 seconds after plugging in the Ethernet, both Ethernet and WiFi network connectivity will work.
If I unplug the Ethernet, I can no longer connect to the Pi via WiFi.
Below is my /etc/network/interfaces file. What changes do I need to make so I can use the Wireless connection without the wire? :-)
auto lo iface lo inet loopback iface eth0 inet static metric 1 address 192.168.0.144 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 dns-nameservers 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static metric 2 address 192.168.0.244 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 dns-nameservers 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 wpa-scan-ssid 1 wpa-ap-scan 1 wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK wpa-proto RSN WPA wpa-pairwise CCMP TKIP wpa-group CCMP TKIP wpa-ssid SSIDWASHERE wpa-psk PSKWASHERE