I have this Raspberry Pi 3 B, and it seems that the on-board wi-fi is not showing at all.

I have downloaded and flashed a fresh image of raspbian, but that did not help. If I use an external USB wifi module, that works.

If I issue ifconfig there is no wifi adapter listed (unless I use the external one that I mentioned earlier.

I have also tried sudo apt-get... ... update ...upgrade ...dist-upgrade

I did not do anything configuration to use enable the wifi. I am not aware if there is anything such. I played around with wpa_supplicant, and added my network there like:


Any ideas?

Have a great day!

UPDATE: Here is my /etc/network/interfaces

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

# Please note that this file is written to be used with dhcpcd
# For static IP, consult /etc/dhcpcd.conf and 'man dhcpcd.conf'

# Include files from /etc/network/interfaces.d:
source-directory /etc/network/interfaces.d

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet manual

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

allow-hotplug wlan1
iface wlan1 inet manual
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
  • 2
    All I can suggest is 1 - defective pi, or 2 - it's NOT a pi 3 May 17 '16 at 10:49
  • Do you tried rpi-update?
    – Huczu
    May 17 '16 at 13:49
  • Can you post the result of a cat /etc/network/interfaces command? It should contain (among other things) something like: allow-hotplug wlan0 iface wlan0 inet manual wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (Ooooh, I've just realise mine has two. I must post a question as to why!)
    – KDM
    May 17 '16 at 18:26
  • Yes I did try rpi-update
    – ThomasMX
    May 18 '16 at 17:42

I had same problem. I downloaded RASPBIAN JESSIE May 2016 version, then it start working.

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