I have a Raspberry Pi 3. 32 GB edition. The wireless feature was working fine...now it is not. It appears to be connected to the wireless network at work, but typing in a URL results in no result. Also, how do I turn off the wireless feature? Eventually, I will not need wireless capability.

  • There are several options on disabling WiFi on the Pi 3 here. In order to diagnose your problem you're going to have to edit some more information into your question (don't use comments) - can you ping other devices on your network, can you ping external websites, can you ping the DNS servers listed in /etc/resolv.conf?
    – goobering
    Feb 16, 2017 at 14:37
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    Please edit your question and include the output of ifconfig, also include the contents of /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. Feb 16, 2017 at 19:32

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Did you edit any static IP configurations that might be wrong and could be the problem?

To disable Wi-Fi you can edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/raspi-blacklist.conf by adding the following lines:

blacklist brcmfmac
blacklist brcmutil

Hope this helps.

  • Hi thanks very much the blacklist information helped Feb 27, 2017 at 14:52

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