I tried to setup a new RPi 2 Model B using NOOBS. I followed the steps the "Getting started" guide..

At the "finishing the setup" step, Pi was not able to find any wifi connections to update the software so I chose skip. After the setup the wifi symbol appears with 2 X's. When I click on it I get No wireless interfaces found and when I hover over it I get eth0:Link is down.

I tried to change the Locale but nothing happened with the wifi. I set the country wifi to my country but this does not seems to save the change after reboot. It shows no set.

I don't have internet connection and command: sudo apt-get update gives only errors, and the command sudo iwlit wlan0 scan gives:

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning

I have setup another RPi in the past (RP3 model B, in a different place and network) but without such problems. Any idea of what might be the problem? Thank you in advance.

  • The Pi2B does not have onboard wifi. Are you sure you have 2B and not a 3B(+)? Or do you use a USB wifi dongle? In that case, you need to update your question with relevant info such as make and model, the output of lsusb and ifconfig. – Dirk Dec 5 '18 at 18:01
  • My board is Pi2B but I assumed that, like Pi3B is going to recognize wifi networks without ethernet cable or a wifi USB adapter. Are these two the only way to connect to internet a Pi2B? – Meanmachine Dec 5 '18 at 18:08
  • These two are the 'standard' methods. There are alternatives (ESP modules, 3G/4G mobile chips, etc) but I would only consider them for 'non-standard' situations. – Dirk Dec 5 '18 at 18:15
  • Thank you @Dirk. This is probably my problem. Sorry for the silly question. I should have checked the specs first. – Meanmachine Dec 5 '18 at 18:26

The Pi2B does not have onboard wifi, just wired Ethernet.

In order to get wireless network access, you have to use a different device, for example a Wifi USB dongle.

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.