My wifi credentials have been changed but i can't change my raspi wifi connection. I can change it via the gui, but after a reboot, the old settings appear again in the wpa_supplicant.conf file.

Tried to change if via nano and cli but after rebooting, the old settings are appearing again.

I also tried to copy the wpa_supplicant.conf file to wpa_supplicant.conf_old file but after rebooting the pi, the original file was there and the backup disappeared.

Can somebody please help me locating the real wifi settings file so my wpa_supplicant.conf is not rewritten again with the old settings?

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    How did you try to change it? All you have told us is what didn't work. – Milliways May 23 '17 at 23:36
  • I tried both via cli and via the gui in the right topcorner what worked, but after a reboot or shutdown, internet is lost because the changes i made to the wifi configuration are lost again – MiKey May 24 '17 at 4:20
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    the pi, the original file was there and the backup disappeared that is very unusual - what are you running? Raspbian? – Jaromanda X May 24 '17 at 5:28
  • Yes raspbian pixal on pi3 . I already did an apt-get update and upgrade. I have no idea how this can happen. Seems like during startup it reloads the same settings from a previous period. Also my datetime and timestamp are 2 months back in time. Until i set the wifi and it loads the correct time from the internet. – MiKey May 24 '17 at 13:55

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