I'm trying to connect my Raspberry Pi 2 (Raspbian Jessie, loaded from berryboot) to wifi using my wifi dongle, it's not going as smooth as I had hoped and I'm hoping one of you can help me out.
some more details and undertaken steps:
I plugged in the usb device, couldn't find a wlan so figured i'd reboot for good measure before digging deeper. No success so i did a sudo apt-get update followed by sudo apt-get upgrade. Everything was allready up to date (did my weekly check yesterday allready). still no success so the digging started:
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 046e:5522 Behavior Tech. Computer Corp. Bus 001 Device 006: ID 06f8:e032 Guillemot Corp. HWGUm-54 [Hercules Wireless G Ultra Mini Key] Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
so I know it's being recognized correctly. then I tried dmesg | more
[ 3.036107] usb 1-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 4 using dwc_otg [ 3.138633] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=06f8, idProduct=e032 [ 3.138658] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [ 3.138675] usb 1-1.2: Product: RTL8188S WLAN Adapter [ 3.138691] usb 1-1.2: Manufacturer: Manufacturer Realtek [ 3.138706] usb 1-1.2: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001 [ 5.740346] r8712u: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned. [ 5.748177] r8712u: register rtl8712_netdev_ops to netdev_ops [ 5.748220] usb 1-1.2: r8712u: USB_SPEED_HIGH with 4 endpoints [ 5.749442] usb 1-1.2: r8712u: Boot from EFUSE: Autoload OK [ 5.760546] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: hardware isn't capable of remote wakeup [ 6.293467] usb 1-1.2: r8712u: CustomerID = 0x0000 [ 6.293499] usb 1-1.2: r8712u: MAC Address from efuse = 00:08:d3:90:bb:a3 [ 6.293518] usb 1-1.2: r8712u: Loading firmware from "rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin" [ 6.294163] usbcore: registered new interface driver r8712u [ 6.295041] usb 1-1.2: Direct firmware load for rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin failed with error -2 [ 6.295069] usb 1-1.2: r8712u: Firmware request failed
Note that on line 4 it says RTL8188S, while there is an issue with firmware R8712u. is this normal that the name doesn't match? or is this 2 different issues?
when i sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions.
and when i sudo iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning.
when checking nano /etc/network/interfaces i see the following:
# Static network configuration handled by Berryboot iface eth0 inet manual auto lo iface lo inet loopback
anyone have any clue?
edit: doing some more digging, is it possible that running raspbian through berryboot might be the issue?
update: i've modified the file /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf to the original as suggested here How do I set up networking/WiFi/static IP address? no luck though but more clues!
command: sudo ifup wlan0
wpa_supplicant: /sbin/wpa_supplicant daemon failed to start run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wpasupplicant exited with return code 1 Failed to bring up wlan0.