I have had my Raspberry Pi for a few years now and today I went to do a fresh reinstall of Raspbian. I downloaded v2.4.4 of NOOBs and used that to install Raspbian. Everything installs nicely except now I am not able to connect to or even see any WiFi networks. In previous installs I just plugged in the dongle and it was able to search, but when I do it on this fresh install the following happens (I am using the GUI version of Raspbian):
- Light on the USB does start blinking. Will eventually stop after a few minutes.
- If I hover over the WiFi icon on the task bar it says:
- eth0 Link is down
- wlan0 Not associated
- If I click on the WiFi icon it will say "No wireless interfaces found"
From the Googling that I've done, these are some of the commands I have done to try and diagnose the problem:
lsusb > Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188EUS 802.11n Wireless Network Adaptor > ... other devices
ifconfig shows 3 sections, one each for
wlan0. All the values (e.g.
RX packets) show as 0. I am having to manually type out the results so haven't included them here as not sure if it's important.
no wireless extension for the
lo entries, but for
wlan0 it has more details. I can provide a photo of this if needed.
I'm at a loss really of what to do, as previously the WiFi has worked straight away. My Googling brings up results where people are not able to connect to a specific WiFi network, but I'm not able to view any and so I'm not sure if those results are relevant.
Thanks for any help.