I'm trying to connect to the WIFI with my Raspberry Pi 2, Jessie 4.4.21+.

Right now when I do it with an ethernet cable connecting to the laptop(http://www.dexterindustries.com/howto/connecting-raspberry-pi-without-monitor-beginners/), I am able to use SSH via putty through raspberrypi.local for the Hostname. And I am able to use the WIFI as well. I used ifconfig to find out the ip address, but when I tried to unplug the ethernet cable and try to connect through Putty the ip address I just obtained, it doesn't work.


Link encap: Ethernet   HWaddr 00:c1:41:16:04:5b
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80:2c1:41ff:fe16:45b/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:592 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:170 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:101741(99.3KiB) TX bytes:23394(22.8KiB)

Heres is my config:


auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet manual

auto wlan0
auto-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

And the wpa_supplicant.conf:

ssid = "abc"
pairwise = CCMP
group = CCMP
key_mgmt = WPA-EAP
eap = PEAP
identity= "blahblah"
password = "kfpwkfpwk"
phase2 = "auth= MSCHAPV2"

Am I doing or understanding it wrong?

  • include ifconfig – Milliways Oct 21 '16 at 23:19
  • @Milliways included! – John Perry Oct 21 '16 at 23:31
  • I doubt very much that is the output of ifconfig – Milliways Oct 21 '16 at 23:42
  • @Milliways hmm ive only included the wlan0 part, there is the eth0 and lo as well. – John Perry Oct 22 '16 at 0:05
  • The output of ifconfig that you gave - is that after or before you unplugged the ethernet? If it's after, then it really should work - did you try pinging that IP, and did you try SSH'ing in via the IP rather than the host name? – CL22 Oct 22 '16 at 9:43

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