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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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Switch between wifi client and access point without reboot

I want my Raspberry Pi to be used as access point or as client connected to my internet router but not both together. So I want to switch between these two modes with one simple command without ...
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WiFi SSID not visible on Andriod Things (Raspberry Pi 3B)

I'm trying to connect my Raspberry Pi's to a WiFi network without success. Ethernet connection works flawlessly, but as I attempt to connect to WiFi using ADB as mentioned here, nothing happens. I ...
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Can't connect to multiple wifi networks

I'm having trouble connecting to a network that isn't the first one in my wpa_supplicant.conf file (NETWORK3). I can connect to NETWORK1 just fine, but it is a Wifi hotspot, so I would prefer to not ...
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Connecting Raspberry Pi Zero W to ethernet and serving as WiFi access point

I have an ethernet port in a room where I would like to improve the WiFi connection, and I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W lying around. Is there a way I can connect the Pi to the ethernet port and have ...
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RPI 3B+, Wifi super slow (10x slower than onboard) when using USB Wifi despite huge antenna

TL;DR, usb-wifi works, but it's extremely (!) slow compared to onboard wifi, even though the dongle has a big antenna and a a better signal quality. I looked far and wide and did all I could find, but ...
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How can I set my up to be WiFi AND ethernet router simultaneously?

I want to use my Pi as a fully fledged wifi and ethernet router. I'll connect an external modem/phone with tethering to it and want to share that internet connection with all devices connected to the ...
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How to make mt7612u driver work on pi?

I'm trying to make my pi work with mt7612u driver, which is included in 4.19.y branch. But just got following error: [ 34.271279] mt76x2u: probe of 1-1.5:1.0 failed with error -22 [ 34....
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RPi 3B, I get IP addr and can ping www.google.com, but can't surf

Brand new RPi 3B built with NOOBS Raspbian. Like the title says, I can ping www.google.com just fine, but chromium won't load it, or any other site. $ netstat -rn Destination Gateway Genmask ...
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Cannot connect to WAN sites over WiFi on Alarmpi (Arch Linux)

I'm having an odd problem. I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3:--- I can connect to my Wifi and to WAN sites on Raspbian. And, on Alarmpi (Arch Linux) I can connect fine over ethernet. However, on Alarmpi, ...
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USB Wifi driver installation Error: /lib/modules/4.14.98+/build: No such file or directory. Stop

i need to install the USB wife EDUP into my raspberry zero, so i try installing the CD container driver which is similar to main GitHub container _RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v4.0.2_9000.20130911_ ...
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Simultaneous dual networks (LAN + Wifi) setup

I am in the middle of setting up my home automation system with my Raspberry Pi (3B+), and I have a question regarding networking. My Raspberry is running the Rasbian Lite derivative called ...
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How do I disconnect from wireless after exiting the browser?

When I launch the browser, it activates a wireless connection, but it doesn't disconnect when I quit the browser. How do I turn wifi off after a session?
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How to get all near WIFI SSIDs in raspbian?

I know in Ubuntu we have nmcli dev wifi to see a list of near SSIDs. But this command seems not exist in raspbian. Is there an alternative way?
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Networking restart not working?

In My raspberry Pi wifi is connected to my home wifi and eth0 is assigned with a static ip address. It act as a router between wlan0 and eth0. Raspberry pi get internet through the wifi. After ...
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RTL wifi dongle does not create an interface at startup and doesnt connect

I have a Raspberry pi 3 with Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.9 (stretch) and I am trying to use a USB Wifi dongle (Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter). The external wlan adapter has an ...
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Running subprocess in a service not working?

I have made a systemd service in Raspberry Pi with Jessy OS and it is given by. /etc/systemd/system/caportal.service [Unit] Description=captive portal automation [Service] Type=simple ExecStart=/...
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No wifi or bluetooth on raspberry pi zero w

I have bought a raspberry pi zero w and performed the headless setup and used ssh to connect to my pc.But it does not detect the wifi interface and always gives 'No wireless interface found' when i ...
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Software for Pi based Wifi Stereo system with multiple clients

What I want to do is install the raspberry pi in my car. What it will do is connect to my speakers in my car and give off a wifi hotspot. This hotspot will not actually connect to the internet. ...
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Is it possible to SSH to the Pi if the Pi is on an Ethernet cable to the router, and the laptop has a Wi-Fi connection?

I have a strange situation, my Pi is connected via an Ethernet wall port to my university's internet, and my laptop is connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. It's set up this way because when the Pi ...
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Network Configuration Reset & Bridge wlan1 to eth0

So I want to connect to the Internet with my Raspberry Pi, but I can't. I am using SSH (ethernet) to give it commands but it just won't work. I have tried to bridge my wlan1 external adapter (TP-Link) ...
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Wifi not being picked up

I currently have a wifi usb dongle attached to my raspberry pi 1 model B, however it is not getting picked up. I think that the wifi dongle is probably not supported but would like to just confirm. ...
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Canakit Wifi adapter powering off after 30 minutes

I am having a problem on my RPi2 (running Raspbian 7 wheezy) and the CanaKit wifi adapter (RT5370 chipset). Currently, I have a script running at startup which sends sensor information to a server. ...
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How to get SSH access to headless Raspbian Stretch Lite? Official way seems not to work

I was not able to enable ssh by putting the file into the boot folder, and yes it was created without extension from a Windows 7 machine and gets deleted after boot. This is what should have happened:...
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Running wpa_cli reconfigure disconnect from internet?

I have configured my raspberry pi as wifi to ether dhcpcd.conf # A sample configuration for dhcpcd. # See dhcpcd.conf(5) for details. # Allow users of this group to interact with dhcpcd via the ...
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How to connect two or more raspberry pi to the same webserver [closed]

I want to create an online database, also having same database on two or more raspberry pi. So whenever one of the raspberry pi get updated it update the online database. The online database then ...
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Make wifi onboard as an access point and wifi dongle as a client

I want to turn my raspberry pi 3 witch installed Raspbian OS to access point and client to access wifi and bridge these two each other (in this question it's better to skip this bridge part). Exactly, ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ to Samsung Galaxy S7 USB Tethering Inactive eth1 Interface

This is a follow up to Static IP Address for USB Screencast in Raspbian Stretch. Concisely, I want to use USB Tethering to connect VNC on my smartphone to the RPi for use as a remote desktop-type ...
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RPI3b (Raspbian): Cannot set Ad-Hoc AP Cell ID when ESSID is defined

Summary: A short summary of the issue I am seeing before I launch into the details: I am trying to use wlan0 on my RP3b for wireless comms in a RP3 mesh network (batman-adv). Using a fresh install of ...
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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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Local network with several Pis and devices connected

I have to create a local network (without internet connection) with several Pis (around 20) in a straight queue. Each Pi has to connect as many Pis as possible, but the regular case is that every Pi ...
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Using a RPi Zero to build a WiFi USB Stick with `modprobe g_mass_storage`

I am trying to build a WiFi USB Stick using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I want to be able to plug in the RPI to a computer or whatever device able to output data to a USB port and then the specific mounted ...
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IP address randomly changed wlan0

I had an issue related to IP change. Is it typical for a Raspberry Pi to randomly change the IP? When I ran the command ifconfig, I noticed that under wlan0 inet, my IP address changed. I was made ...
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Connection to internet terminates when I connect my Raspberry pi3(Model B+) to a VLAN which does not have internet connection

I have a problem with my Raspberry pi. I have connected the PI to the wifi while setting it up for the first time and the internet access worked perfectly but when I connect it to a VLAN which does ...
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Cannot find networks while trying to setup Wi-Fi dongle EP-DB1607

I have been trying for some time now and have followed as many of the forums that I could find. I am able to recognize wlan0 setting with: $ ifconfig I can find my network with: $ sudo iwlist ...
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SSH File Transfer Fails: No Route to Host

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 fully set up. I can access it via SSH and it is completely configured. When I copy files with FileZilla via SFTP everything is okay, but when I copy files with ES File ...
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Wifi as Bridge & Private Network

So I understand that you can configure a PI to act as a bridge - going from wifi to ethernet port, etc. My question is a bit different - and not sure if I can do it. At a customer site we have ...
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ELI5 how to use my pi3 model b as access point?

I have no clue about networking in general so need a little help. Here's my problem (very First World): I want to be able to use my house wifi whilst sitting in my garden but the signal is really too ...
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Is it possible for the Pi to create a network upon boot that you can connect to it from?

I have recently bought a NodeMCU, a WiFi device that creates a WiFi network that you can connect to, and you get a web server from it at 192.168.0.4. Is it possible to do this with the Pi so that I ...
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Sending data to and from raspberry pi 3 wirelessly using wifi / sim network data

I'm looking for advice regarding sending and receiving data between raspberri pi 3 and other devices assuming everything has internet connection. The data I'm looking to send doesn't have to be ...
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Set up one WiFi card as uplink and another as access point in Raspbian Stretch

I have a Raspberry Pi with 2 WiFi interfaces (built-in and USB dongle). I want to set up one of them (wlan0) to connect to a WiFi router for Internet access and the other one (wlan1) as an Access ...
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Wireless Transparent Proxy Troubleshooting

I'm someone who has very little technical experience but became interested in the idea of a transparent Tor proxy. I'm well aware that this isn't a secure implementation but I thought I could learn a ...
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Unable to switch WiFi networks using USB dongle on Raspbian Stretch

This is using the latest Raspbian Stretch release dated 2018-06-27, Linux kernel 4.14 on a RPi 3 B+. I will note that this works perfectly fine on Raspbian Jessie, linux kernel 4.9, on either a RPI 3 ...
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Raspberry PI 3 MODEL B - Wireless Bridge to ethernet

I've seen a lot online for a solution to make raspberry Pi 3 into a wireless bridge. But many are old articles to suit the Pi 1 and 2. This is the last article I have seen, and tried: http://blog....
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Wifi connection causes Pi to freeze, why?

I am having recurring problems with 2 Pi0W and, less often, with a Pi3B+ using pikrellcam as part of wildlife project What happens is that the Pi simply freezes. I am using a headless mode and ...
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Raspberry Pi: Automatic wifi connect without entering SSID, password

I am working on a project in which the Raspberry Pi kit will be shipped to the customer site. However, I am stuck at the question how to get the kit online, so that it can communicate with the ...
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How to set a default inet addr to ethernet card like wlan have?

First of all, i am sorry i don't know much about networking and i am beginner in linux networking. Please help me with my problem. I have a Rpi3 and i am configured it as ethernet router from eth0 ...
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I want to use raspberry pi 3 in Access point and Wifi client mode,both modes can be switched with hardware toggle switch?

I am working on a project in which i need to connect raspberry pi3 to wifi network. I want to put my Raspberry Pi 3 in AP mode and connect to its wifi (through mobile) and go to a webpage hosted on ...
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Is it possible to simultaneously use the dual band(2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz) of Raspberry pi 3 B+ to create an AP?

Is it possible to simultaneously create a single AP on raspberry pi 3 b+ which uses both 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz bands so that users with low end devices can connect to the 2.4 Ghz band and users with ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 B+ won't connect to WiFi

I got new internet so I tried to connect my Pi to the new internet by modifying /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and now it looks like this: ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=...
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Raspberry Pi as OpenVPN Access Point

I am trying to setup Raspberry Pi as VPN-WiFi access point connecting to AWS VPC. I followed Raspberry Pi as an access point Here are the all steps I performed in sequence Installed fresh full ...