I am using a new RPi Zero, running Stretch Lite OS. I am not running X11.org. I am in the process of configuring my Pi Zero. I have two USB networking interfaces on wired and one wireless. My final configuration will only include the wireless adapter. However, I have been working primarily with the wired ethernet adapter due to ease of use while following these instructions.
Throughout my configuration, I had both my wireless and my wired network adapters plugged into the Pi Zero through a powered USB hub. When I had both adapters plugged into the Pi, both network interfaces were able to acquire DHCP leases from my router.
#ifconfig Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Last Login: Fri Nov 10 17:50:12 2017 guy@rpi5:~ $ ifconfig eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.2.126 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 inet6 fe80::1004:51ed:dd4a:afb1 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> ether 00:e0:4c:53:44:58 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 238 bytes 21795 (21.2) KiB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 98 bytes 12524 (12.2) KiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host loop txqueuelen 1 (Local Loopback) RX packets 8 bytes 312 (312.0) B) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 8 bytes 312 (312.00) B) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 rename3: 4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 inet 192.168.2.131 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.2.255 inet6 fe80::63b7:510d:eac5:2e04 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> inet6 fe80::8826:3fd9:48c5:8ab5 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link> ether 8c:b8:2b:00:52:12 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 414 bytes 56976 (55.6) KiB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 74 bytes 10758 (10.5) KiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0
However, since I do not intend on using the wired interface going forward, I disconnected it and rebooted the Pi Zero.
Upon reboot, only the
lo interface shows on
ifconfig even though the WiFi USB adapter is still plugged into the USB hub.
Any help in identifying the reason why my WiFi adapter seems to obtain a DHCP leased address while the Ethernet adapter is plugged in, but seems to be entirely missing from the network interface list when my Ethernet adapter is unplugged will be greatly appreciated.
EDIT 1 : Update systemctl status dhcpcd
guy@rpi5:~ $ sudo systemctl status dhcpcd \u25cf dhcpcd.service - dhcpcd on all interfaces Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/dhcpcd.service; enabled; vendor preset: e Drop-In: /etc/systemd/system/dhcpcd.service.d \u2514\u2500wait.conf Active: active (running) since Fri 2017-11-10 17:50:00 IST; 2 days ago Process: 242 ExecStart=/usr/lib/dhcpcd5/dhcpcd -q -w (code=exited, status=0/SU Main PID: 508 (dhcpcd) CGroup: /system.slice/dhcpcd.service \u2514\u2500508 /sbin/dhcpcd -q -w Nov 10 17:59:55 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: deleting address fe80::63b7:510d:eac5 Nov 10 17:59:55 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: carrier acquired Nov 10 17:59:56 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: IAID 2b:00:52:12 Nov 10 17:59:56 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: adding address fe80::63b7:510d:eac5:2 Nov 10 17:59:56 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: probing address 192.168.2.117/24 Nov 10 17:59:56 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: soliciting an IPv6 router Nov 10 18:00:01 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: using static address 192.168.2.117/24 Nov 10 18:00:01 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: adding route to 192.168.2.0/24 Nov 10 18:00:01 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: adding default route via 192.168.2.1 Nov 10 18:00:09 rpi5 dhcpcd: rename3: no IPv6 Routers available
EDIT 2: /etc/dhcpcd.conf
guy@rpi5:~ $ cat /etc/dhcpcd.conf # A sample configuration for dhcpcd. # See dhcpcd.conf(5) for details. # Allow users of this group to interact with dhcpcd via the control socket. #controlgroup wheel # Inform the DHCP server of our hostname for DDNS. hostname # Use the hardware address of the interface for the Client ID. clientid # or # Use the same DUID + IAID as set in DHCPv6 for DHCPv4 ClientID as per RFC4361. # Some non-RFC compliant DHCP servers do not reply with this set. # In this case, comment out duid and enable clientid above. #duid # Persist interface configuration when dhcpcd exits. persistent # Rapid commit support. # Safe to enable by default because it requires the equivalent option set # on the server to actually work. option rapid_commit # A list of options to request from the DHCP server. option domain_name_servers, domain_name, domain_search, host_name option classless_static_routes # Most distributions have NTP support. option ntp_servers # Respect the network MTU. This is applied to DHCP routes. option interface_mtu # A ServerID is required by RFC2131. require dhcp_server_identifier # Generate Stable Private IPv6 Addresses instead of hardware based ones slaac private # Example static IP configuration: interface eth0 static ip_address=192.168.2.115/24 #static ip6_address=fd51:42f8:caae:d92e::ff/64 static routers=192.168.2.1 static domain_name_servers=192.168.2.1 #184.108.40.206 fd51:42f8:caae:d92e::1 interface rename3 static ip_address=192.168.2.117/24 static routers=192.168.2.1 # It is possible to fall back to a static IP if DHCP fails: # define static profile #profile static_eth0 #static ip_address=192.168.1.23/24 #static routers=192.168.1.1 #static domain_name_servers=192.168.1.1 # fallback to static profile on eth0 #interface eth0 #fallback static_eth0