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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WiFi drops out when I remove ethernet cable

When the Ethernet cable is plugged in, WiFi works just perfectly. I can SSH and HTTP into the pi. However, when I remove the Ethernet cable, the WiFi drops out. The Gui shows that there are no WiFi ...
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List of all possible wifis not working?

I'd like to get a list of all possible wifis I can connect to. I've been using nmcli with nmcli dev wifi to do so. On my Linux Mint machine this works fine, but on raspbian I don't get any results. I ...
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BerryBoot will not connect to any wifi network

Trying to get berryboot on my Pi 3B to connect to my WiFi has been a PITA. When connecting it says "connecting" for a few seconds and then errors with Error connecting or obtaining IP-address. Check ...
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Determine why PI didn't connect to a WiFi

I setup my Pi to connect to wifi by entering login details for two WiFi networks in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf. I managed to get this to work with one wifi, but now I'm somewhere else and ...
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Raspberry Pi Internet Issues

On my raspberry Pi 3B, attempting to access the internet for downloads fails. Anything that uses it (chromium, apt-get, etc) does not work, giving errors such as DNS server not found, or just hanging. ...
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Remote connect when in monitor mode

When I put the raspberry pi in wifi monitor mode it kicks me off my wifi headless connection. How can I have if both in monitor mode but also be able to connect to it remotely via ssh to run commands ...
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Strange issue with wifi (works only with hdmi)

I have set up wifi connection from GUI and raspi-config. In both cases after reboot rpi does not connect to wifi network. There is one strange thing. If I connect rpi to hdmi it suddenly connects to ...
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How to redirect all http requests to my captive portal [closed]

I'm working on a project where I'm creating a captive portal on my RPi. It already is an access point and I used the captive portal of NoDogSplash. Once I'm connected to my internet which is named &...
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How to use an Rpi (3B+) as a layer 3 bridge, wifi to eth0 connected printer with a static address, using proxyARP and seamless port forwarding?

I am quite new to networking, but have semi-successfully spent time experimenting with different, well documented approaches to using an Rpi to bridge wifi connection from the wlan0 interface to an ...
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Unable to connect to WIFI

I'm new to raspberry Pi usage and have taken over a raspberry pi project from a colleague who has just left. The model I'm using is 3B on a 7" Touch Display. Upon booting it up, it says 'no ...
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Unable to connect to wifi--does nothing

I just purchased a pi 2 through the CanaKit, and I'm having some issues getting the wifi dongle to work. It scans for networks and finds mine, but when I put in the passcode and click "OK," ...
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Raspberry Pi Model 2B Hostapd installation error: Unable to locate package

So, I am trying to set up my raspberry pi model 2B as a wifi hotspot. All the articles recommended installing and using hostapd and dnsmasq. I was able to install the dnsmasq package without any ...
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My Raspberry Pi disconnects from the Wi-Fi network randomly

I am experiencing an issue related to wifi network sleeping or disconnecting, that has been persisting despite trying this methods: Changing the power management setting to off using iwconfig wlan0 ...
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Can't see my Pi on the connected devices on my phone anymore

I'm a complete beginner concerning the Raspberry Pi. I have an Pi 3 model B and I was working on an RFID project. Everything was working fine until I wanted to power off my Pi with sudo halt to do ...
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RaspberryPi cannot be accessed by TeamViewer from 'external' network

Over the last 2years, I've installed TV on many Raspberries and could access them from networks outside of my office, please have a look at my issue: I can access 2 RPIs in my office normally. I have ...
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How to reset RaspberryPi network configuration to default

I've been cloning RPI images for several months and kept adding stuff without keeping track of the changes made to the .conf files. I've messed with the network settings to a point where remote (=...
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Rasp Pi3 VNC viewer only works if eth connected, either eth or wifi

TightVNC and VNC Viewer both work on either ethernet or wifi ip::port addresses if the e'net cable is plugged in. Neither work on wifi if the e'net cable is diconnected. The problem has been stated ...
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Why can't I switch from the ad-hoc network settings to the wifi settings?

I followed the instructions from this link to set up an ad hoc network. I get the following strange behaviour. If my /etc/network/interfaces file is the "wifi - regular" file on boot then everything ...
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Can't see 5GHz wifi with a 3B+

I have some issues with 5 GHz wifi on my Pi 3B+, it won't discover 5 GHz networks but only 2.4 GHz. I have set the wifi country, try to force the connection with correct SSID / password on the ...
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SSH - Can't connect from LAN after switching to another network

A couple of days ago I bought a new raspberry pi 4, for now, I don't have desktop support but I set it up in headless mode (installed raspbian on sd card). I was able to connect it using ssh when it ...
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Connecting raspberry to phone wifi similar to a product

I'd like to connect my raspberry to wifi just like products (cameras) where you enter a MAC Id or scan a QR code to your phone and then it is connected to your phone and if you want to further connect ...
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How do I connect my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ to a hidden network? Nothing I've read works

I just installed Raspbian on my SD card, but I cannot connect to my network initially because it is hidden. I've tried following the guide https://raspi.tv/2017/how-to-auto-connect-your-raspberry-pi-...
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Bcm 43143 Hostapd Driver Problem

I am trying to establish an AP media server with Raspberry Pi 2 and was following the Adafruit guide: setting up a Raspberry Pi as a WiFi access-point. I have completed that but at the start step my ...
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Raspberry Pi fails to connect to specific network by wifi/ethernet

I’ve been attempting to connect a Pi 4B 4Gb to a network on a Technicolor DGA4231 router in the latest Raspberry Pi OS. Flashed to a Micro SD card with no modifications at all. It seems to get an ...
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RPI3 WiFi connection is established only when connected to the access point with a LAN cable

I can successfully connect to my RPI using SSH when the RPI is connected to a wireless access point and powered by a Xiaomi battery; but I cannot when I pull off the power and plug in the socket & ...
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USB wifi adapter on pi zero won’t work on short extension cable

I have a pi zero that will be installed in a solid metal cabinet. To give it wifi, I want to connect a usb wifi dongle by a short (18 inches) usb extension cable and route it outside the case. Problem:...
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i created a wifi access point on my raspberry pi but it doesn't serve internet to clients why does this happen

I created a wireless router with RPI3 but isc-dhcp-server is not working i made changes to dhcp.conf ie uncommenting authorative and also subnet 192.168.1.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 { range 192.168.1.10 ...
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SSH hang and packet loss in local network

I have recently run into a very frustrating problem on my raspberry pi 2. Everything has been fine since initial setup (~5 weeks). I have a hidden WiFi SSID, but once I figured out how to set that up ...
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Wifi raspberry pi 2 problem

My wifi adapter worked fine with the Rapsberry pi B but when I update to Raspberry pi2 it doesn't work. I'm using wheezy and when I run lsusb I get: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard ...
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Headless wifi configuration ( AP mode )

I'm looking for a solution for configuring wifi in headless mode, the same way as IoT devices : when not known wifi in range, toggle to AP mode with a predefined SSID, run a small web-server to list ...
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WiFi not working on fresh install

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 ...
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WIFI not working after access point setup

I have two RPi:s. I want one to act as an access point for the other one. Now I followed this tutorial on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4E35d91Xss&t=188s . After all steps in the ...
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How to blacklist devices on a raspberry pi 3 router setup?

I've recently set up a raspberry pi 3 as a simple wifi router, using: Ubuntu 16.04 hostapd dnsmasq I've followed the following tutorial and all went pretty smooth: https://frillip.com/using-your-...
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Set up wifi dongle on pi 3 with recalbox

I have a pi 3, but my metal case is blocking the wifi signal. I bought a wifi dongle, which I'm not sure is compatible. I'm using Recalbox, which I think is based on Raspbian, but there is no apt-get....
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Share WiFi from Raspberry Pi 3 B+ to iPhone

I want to share the WiFi from my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ to my iPhone but I don't know how. How can I achieve this?
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Wifi dongle TL-WN725N on RPi zero (Raspbian) on Waveshare Ethernet / USB HUB HAT doesn't work

The OS is Raspbian 32 bit not headless. The Wifi which I would have expected in the upper-right corner does not show up. I ran the following pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo wpa_supplicant -c/etc/...
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How to assign / change the Access Points SSID programatically

Using a Rpi 3A (B or B+) with Buster. Its set up as an access point with an SSID of WaiterControl, a static IP address, and I have Mosquitto on it to control MQTT messages. I have various ESP32 ...
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8176 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188CUS 802.11n WLAN Adapter

Can connect to many routers with the usb wifi adapter but on some I get an error. When I do the wpa-suplicant manually with the -dd option I get [skip - no WPA/RSN proto match] for the AP I'm trying ...
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Cannot find wlan0 wifi dongle

I have tried multiple tutorials on how to setup wifi on my Raspberry Pi 2 but none have worked. New to Linux, hoping someone can help. When I highlight my network connection in the toolbar I see ...
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Raspberry PI 4B and Wifi

I am a new Pi user to the hobby. Looking at improving wifi performance I had a question because my research hasn't revealed satisfying answers. I have a couple USB wifi adapters. It seems necessary ...
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External Wifi not properly connecting to AP

Problem: External WiFi connect to Access point but does respond, static configuration does not work also, dhcp is OK Configuration: OS: Raspbian installated by NOOBS - only necessary things ...
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Use WiFi as “local” hotspot and ethernet for Internet access

Using a Raspberry Pi 3, I would like to have a "wifi hotspot" (without internet connection) to connect my computer to it and use some applications (locally). From time to time, I would like ...
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Pi 3A+ keeps loosing connection randomly

I'm trying to set my rPi 3A+ as a local server running a docker container that is constantly logging info from a service. (It's running Teslamate) I've been having trouble keeping it connected to my ...
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Internal WLAN broken after kernel and firmware update

After I did pacman -Syu yesterday, the internal WLAN doesn't work any more. So I plugged in an external USB network device (Realtek) and it worked fine with the same settings. But the internal device ...
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Setting up wifi in raspberry pi 3 model B

I want to use wifi on my rasperry pi. I have a raspberry pi 3 model B. It is running on Raspbian OS. I am accessing it via ssh through putty from my laptop. I am using ethernet cable to do it. Now ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi 3b+ to Eduroam network

I am trying to connect a raspberry pi to my college network and I'm having trouble finding the right settings to put into wpa_supplican.conf. The only thing the IT department was able to tell was that ...
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Why does my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B no longer detect wifi networks? [closed]

When I first began using my RPi 3 B, I was able to connect to my wifi at home without a problem. However, after attempting to connect to wifi at a different location, I have since been unable to ...
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Wi-Fi dongle with RTL8188RU chipset scanning but not connecting

I obtained a ALFA AWUS036NHR with a Realtek RTL8188RU chipset Wi-Fi dongle and I am trying to get it to work on a Raspberry Pi. The device is detected correctly: root@rpi1:~# lsusb | grep WLAN Bus ...
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Raspberry 3B+ Can it be connected the same time for WiFi and for Ad-Hoc wireless network

Sorry guys, I'm not a Linux guru at all. So the problem: I have a general wifi in my office and there is Internet shared via this network I have a raspberry 3b+ device I could connect rpi to this ...
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rpi 3 : combine wifi and ethernet networks

What I need: local Router --> RPI 3 <-- wifi Router local Router provides dynamic IP by Ethernet cable, but this is a local network, closed from global network. wifi Router (smartphone, or any ...

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