I intend to keep an SSH and a Minecraft server up 24/7 (with the exception of the monthly server update). My only problem is, the wifi just stops working after a few hours so I'll have to manually reboot it. This will not be an option in the future. Also, I must use Wi-Fi, as ethernet cables along the floor and in-wall wiring are not currently an option. And for now, neither is moving the Pi.

  • You can make use of a cronjob, which checks if wifi is conencted say, every five minutes. If it is not, it tries to reconnect it. Also have a look at this answers. raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/4120/… raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/8267/… – dhruvvyas90 Jul 18 '15 at 4:10
  • Could I ask what version? Different Pis use Internet cables and 3 is wireless. It is vital. – Devan Vaughn Dec 18 '18 at 2:04
  • @DevanVaughn This was years ago, it was probably a 2B but might've been a 1B. I was using the Wi-Pi adapter at the time, but I don't use Wi-Fi or raspbian on mine anymore. Unfortunately this issue is unresolvable now – robbie Dec 18 '18 at 21:20

What wifi dongle are you using ? Edimax ?

Maybe you can change the power managment of your wifi USB dongle : https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6256&start=1125

  • It's the official fully tested Wi-Pi, I've had it for a few years. Power management is off, and I'm surprised it won't work even with the hub. I think I might have to tinker with it a little. – robbie Jul 23 '15 at 2:29
  • just a sugestion, i have solve my problem like this ;) – Gilles Grandguillaume Jul 23 '15 at 19:35

Had a same kind of issue, ended up with a proper USB powering. Used exactly this hardware to mak it go away :

used a power-meter to find a volt-amp dumpings, and - used a power supply, monitoring it at the same time by using an additional USB powermeter


You could try using a fixed IP address. Maybe your DHCP lease is expiring.

  • And how would the OP do that? – Steve Robillard Apr 19 '16 at 19:34
  • I'm pretty sure DHCP leases are renewed automatically when expired, provided the connection still works. – Dmitry Grigoryev Oct 21 '16 at 13:28

It is a commonly known issue that if the pi is not powered properly , wifi and Bluetooth communication can be very finicky and have a lot of weird symptoms. While it is suggested to have at least a 1amp power supply, I would suggest a 2amp power supply in case you ever decide to add even more peripherals.


Disable power management on the wi-fi. See: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=44044

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