I am very very new to the raspberry pi.

I have a raspberry pi 3b+ -- Raspian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch). I have previously used my home wifi. However, upon recent use I have been unable to connect and sometimes the wifi module says "Connection to dhcpcd lost" and others it says it is unable to find any networks. However, when I run sudo iwlist wlan0 scan I can see many, many networks including my home wifi.

My country code is set properly and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf is:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev


I have also done:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

I have attempted many listed solutions to no avail. I did see a few comments that maybe power supply isn't strong enough -- this doesn't make sense in light that it worked previously, but is an iphone power adaptor strong enough??

Any solutions to be able to access wifi would be much appreciated.

  • There are some instructions to check wifi connection made for another situation. But until Checkpoint3 it is generic. If you have a spare SD Card you may consider to follow it until Checkpoint3 and tell us, what's going wrong. Please address me with @Ingo otherwise I may not see your reply. – Ingo Mar 6 '19 at 10:40

Apple makes 3 power supplies 5W, 10W & 12W. The 5W is marginal for the Pi3B+ (although I have used one), it occasionally gives warnings, but should be OK if no peripherals are attached and a good quality cable is used.

Having said the above, low voltage should not cause WiFi problems, because the internal circuitry of the Pi runs off 3.3V.

I have never seen the error you listed - this may be due to other software changes.

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