Questions tagged [wifi]

Questions on the use of Wi-Fi (local area wireless computer networking technology). This tag is also used for generic "wlan" questions since they are commonly synonymous. Note shopping questions are off-topic.

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Bridging a wireless accessible ip to ethernet

I have 3 CCTV cameras connected to a DVI. The DVI is accessible through its own wifi hotspot(ssid+password). I can connect to the wifi of DVI and see the camera feeds. The DVI is not connected to the ...
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Unable to create hotspot on external wifi dongle, using hotspot lib

Using this lib: https://github.com/rudiratlos/hotspot I would like to create the AP on wlan1 (wifi dongle), instead of wlan0 (internal wifi), but looks like I cannot do it for some reason. The command ...
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How can you run a script when a specific device joins a wifi network?

I have a mobile wifi device which is connected to a battery with a limited run time. When the mobile device is in range of my network, I need to trigger a script to download the information from that ...
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Raspberry pi model B (pi 1} + wifi

I have an original pi ( made in china) which I have just tried to use. But need to get wifi working, as the RJ45 is Down. It works to install pi os and configure it using a USB to RJ45 adapter but I ...
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Connect to WiFi with CLI without rebooting

I want to connect my Raspberry Pi 4B to my Wifi network via CLI (technically, by node.js/python scripts) without rebooting it. For the moment I am modifying the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf ...
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How to send WIFI details and other inputs to raspberry using a phone?

I have a raspberry zero W, and would like users to connect to it and setup their own wifi details as well as set some inputs like their city and address and have raspberry use this info for the ...
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Why doesn't the pi show on the network but the internet is working?

Hello Why my raspberry pi does not show to network computers but the internet is working fine Images: Old title: why cant i ssh into the raspi?
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Raspberry Pi connected to Wifi, MAC also to Wifi but want an ethernet also direct between Pi and MAC

I have seen some similar questions posted but no firm response on how to do this. Raspberry Pi 4, connected through WiFi on the network. MAC is also connected to the WiFi Router. What i want to do is ...
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Pi zero w AND pi 4 wont will not connect to wifi headless or through terminal using latest raspberry pi os Lite

I know this has been posted before but I have tried everything that makes sense to me and that I could find searching. I am no computer expert, I don't know how to code but understand the importance ...
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SSH randomly disconnects from 3A+

I've been experiencing SSH disconnects and freezes ever since I got my Raspberry Pi 3A+. I connect to the 3A+ from my Windows machine using SSH over WLAN, and after about 5 - 10 minutes it hangs or ...
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How to assign Eth0 IP from external DHCP server to Raspberry Pi4?

I am trying to assign IP address for Eth0 from my router which has DHCP. I have connected my Pi4 with the router. But the IP is not assigned. How can I solve this issue?
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Why can't my Raspberry Pi find any WiFi networks?

There is a similar question to my question, but the answers were more specific to that situation. I am running Ubuntu 21.04 on a Raspberry Pi 4b. I do not see any WiFi networks in the GUI WiFi pane, ...
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Problem using WiFi to install Home Assistant on Raspberry Pi 4 [closed]

Please do not reply to this if you think I am being difficult because I do not want to use Ethernet to install Home Assistant. (I know that the recommended method is to install HA using Ethernet but I ...
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Disconnect from wifi without disabling interface

For a client project, a part of the application requires me to disconnect the Raspberry Pi from the WiFi. I'm doing this operation using OS commands. To disconnect from the wifi, currently I'm calling ...
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Send WiFi credentials wirelessly to a RPI

I am trying to send WiFi credentials over the air to raspberry pi for it to auto write to /etc/suppliant.conf. I want the pi to serve a web page in a web server mode, display WiFi available networks. ...
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Switching Between WLAN & WWAN network

I am working on Raspberry Pi-4. So far, I can configure multiple wifi networks to a raspberry pi. But in my case, I have only one wifi network & I am providing the backup internet option through a ...
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How to setup a temporary routed connection from a Raspi client, through a Raspi AP server, to the internet?

I have an application where I have remote headless RP clients with a network connection to a RP Wifi Access Point server, also remote and headless. The server has a network connection to the ...
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Installing Edimax 7611 Wifi Dongle?

I have an Edimax 7611 wifi dongle I'm trying to install. All the instructions I've found seem to require an existing internet connection to download updates and drivers. Is there a way to put the ...
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host proxying hotspot on rasberri pi b

I want to make my rasperry pi able to 1 host a wifi hotspot, with an external usb 2ndary wifi chip, and 2 redirect all clients through a socks5 proxy. I want to host a hotspot using the integrated ...
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rfkill disables my Wifi and Bluetooth since the Bullseye upgrade. How to disable it permanently?

When I boot the Pi, the Wifi symbol is greyed out and when I click on it, it says Wifi is disabled. I enable it and it works fine. I can unblock everything with rfkill and everything is fine, but this ...
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Installing Home Assistant using Wi-Fi

I want to install Home Assistant using Wi-Fi because I don't have easy access to a router. I have seen suggestions that I can update the config file on the SD to use Wi-Fi instead of ethernet but I do ...
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Easier way to switch between AP mode and WIFI client

Switch to wifi mode: mask this three lines in dhcpcd.conf interface wlan0 static ip_address=192.168.4.1/24 nohook wpa_supplicant restart dhcpcd service stop dnsmasq service stop hostpad ...
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RPI 3 extremely slow routing speed between 2 wifi adapters

I'm trying to use Raspberry Pi as a WiFi repeater, but routing speed is extremely slow. I've configured hostapd to work on wlan0 (onboard WiFi adapter) and wpa_supplicant on wlan1 (external adapter). ...
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Rpi 0 W, wifi no scan results

I have this freshly bought Raspberry Pi 0 W. I created a USB connection between the rpi and my laptop (ubuntu 20.04) and I ssh-ed into the rpi. The OS on the pi is Raspberry OS Lite. Using a microSDHC ...
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Attempting to set up Wireless Access Point or WiFi Extender without an Ethernet connection

To start, I have been trying to get this project to work for about 3 months with quite a bit of research. I have used multiple guides such as this from the RasPi documentation site. However, I cannot ...
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Use Pi as Ethernet Bridge to SSH into wireless device [duplicate]

I basically have a device that I need to SSH into but it can only be connected by Ethernet. I want to set up a Raspberry Pi so that I can use it as a bridge to provide the device with connection to ...
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What does update_config parameter mean in wpa_supplicant.conf?

I have tried to boot with WiFi once and then deleted wpa_supplicant.conf file. Now my boot process is hanging. I wonder, could update_config=1 change something in permanent memory?
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How to give Pi a Static IP address when connecting to different ethernet ports at different locations?

EDIT: I had to change the whole question up to reword it properly as the Access Point stuff had no relevancy to the main question. As the title suggests, I wanted to give my Pi a static IP Address ...
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Hotspot/Access Point not working, no connection whatsoever

I followed a tutorial on Youtube that would essentially turn your Raspberry Pi into a hotspot/access point. I did the exact same processes he did, even looking at the Pi Documentations to see if I had ...
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PIs losing wifi connectivity when streaming

I have several Raspberry Pi ZeroW's and a 3b+ on my internal LAN with cameras and other toys. All my machines have static IPs. I stream from the Zero W cameras with a simple raspivid command in a ...
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Enable WiFi with SD card after first boot

I want to enable WiFi on Rasberry Pi from SD card. I already installed and used, so it isn't the first boot. I search online and I found no answer to my problem How can I enable on boot the WiFi after ...
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Restore WiFi settings on headless Pi after a failed attempt at setting up a hotspot

I just followed the instructions given here for setting up a wireless hotspot to connect to my Pi with. However, I think I must have done something wrong. As I am using a headless Pi, and have no ...
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How to find client signal strength from the Rpi command line?

I have a network made of Rpi, ubiquities, and esp8266. Raspberry pi is configured as the eth0 to eth1 router. Eth1 is made using a USB to ethernet converter. The Main ubiquiti is connected to the eth1 ...
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Why isn't my Raspberry Pi connecting to a certain network?

So, it started when I was in the middle of updating code for my Discord Bot on my Raspberry Pi on Visual Studio Code. I had to use Team Viewer to make it easier to access (instead of having to switch ...
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How to use a Raspberry pi as a WiFi-to-Ethernet converter?

this is my first question on this site. My problem is that i have an old PC lying around with no WiFi adapter but it has an Ethernet adapter. I want to connect my Raspberry pi to WiFi then connect it ...
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Sharing VPN conection via WIFI hostpot

I would like to know if someone has ever done this before. I want to share a wifi connection via raspberry pi connected to the internet via Ethernet cable. I would like the Pi to run through a VPN and ...
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how do I set up wifi on dietPI?

I just got a "TimeHat" (gps shield, + real time clock) (its working great over 60 satellites instantly ) DietPI is the OS it shipped with, which has the hardware preconfigured. I am using a ...
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“IEEE 802.11: disassociated” messages when using OVS bridges and wifi APs

I've created an OVS bridge/patch ports on a Raspberry Pi (let's call it Pi3) with 2 wireless adapters (wlan1 and wlan2). I also have 2 Raspberry Pis (Pi1 and Pi2) with 1 wireless adapter each (wlan0) ...
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No internet with Access Point as WiFi router/repeater with additional WiFi-dongle

I followed the great tutorial by Ingo to to use my USB dongle as AP. I just inverted the wlan0 and wlan1 to use the first one to connect as client to my router, and the second one (the dongle) to be ...
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Overlay dynamic graphic on static picture RPi & Python

I have an application where I use a Raspberry Pi to runs code and it 1) goes to the web via wifi and retrieves "weather" data from a html site query and 2) manipulates and filters the xml ...
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MITMProxy in RaspAp

I have installed raspap in my raspberrypi and added captive portal to it. I wonder if it is possible to intercept https requests and modify them? When I was searching, I've found that MITMProxy is an ...
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Can only initiate ssh ethernet connection to Pi when PC is off WiFi

I can seemingly only connect to my Pi via an ethernet cable if I have temporarily disconnected from WiFi. Once I login, I can reconnect to Wifi, and I can talk to both my Pi and use the internet. ...
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How do I automate a non-gui wifi client to roam to the strongest AP in range? [duplicate]

I have a RPi in the car that I need to act as a mobile AP. I need it to provide a consistent, unchanging ESSID (in AP mode) using the onboard wlan0 for all devices that stay in my car. Dashcams, the ...
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DietPi does not detect Wifi. Raspbian does detect WiFI

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with two 32GB SD cards. I installed Raspbian on the first card and I have played with it for a few weeks. Yesterday I installed Diet Pi on the other SD card ...
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SSH connect problem via Wifi: I can connect on my Android (JuiceSSH), but cannot connect via CMD on windows

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W which I have Raspberry Pi OS Lite as image. I have preconfigured Pi as headless with Wifi, and with SSH enabled. If I connect via JuiceSSH on my android phone, I get ...
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Raspbia, after a reboot, wifi is only working if a ethernet cable is attached

my problem is that my wifi is only getting an IP address if ethernet cable is also plugged in. I have checked many sides, but the solution below is not working. (funny thing, I have reinstalled this ...
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"Wrong" access point is chosen

I have the problem that the RaspberryPi does not seem to select the best AP. There are three APs available in my WLAN. sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "Cell|ESSID|Signal|Channel|Rates" ...
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Raspbian ad hoc networking issue with wlan0 set to type ibss

I am following the instruction given by How to setup an unprotected Ad Hoc (IBSS) Network and if possible with WPA encryption? but the probelm occurs when I get to the line iw wlan0 set type ibss An ...
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mounting issue when using raspberry pi zero w as a wifi usb thumb drive

Hiho, I created a wifi thumb drive using this tutorial. http://www.dlightsound.com/tutorial/USB-stick_on_a_Raspberry_Zero_W.pdf It works fine other than the 3D printer I am using (a Photon s) can only ...
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Installing Ubuntu server on my PI 3 b+ 21.04 how do I pick a wifi-connrction?

My installation is failing I think because I need to choose a wifi connection. I cannot use an ethernet cable so I need to start-up with the wifi.

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