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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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Access point as WiFi repeater, optional with bridge

I need a wireless access point that is bridged with the wired ethernet port and that is connected to another wifi internet router with a client connection as uplink. All devices connected to the RasPi ...
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Raspberry Pi WiFi to Ethernet Bridge for a server?

I wanted to create a Wifi to Ethernet Bridge on my Raspberry Pi, similar to this one. The problem is: I want to conntect a Network Harddrive (WD MyCloud) to the ethernet side. The Harddrive seems to ...
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Prepare SD card for Wifi on Headless Pi

I need to SSH my Pi over wifi but because it is a model A board (using a usb hub is not possible - ever) and I have no ethernet, i can't configure the Pi to connect to my secured wifi network. I want ...
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How to setup multiple WiFi networks?

I go back and forth from home to school with my Pi. I just got the WiFi working last night at home using wpa.conf instead of wpa_supplicant.conf as the book I was using had the walk thru for that ...
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Sharing the Pi's WiFi connection through the Ethernet port

I have a pi running the latest release of raspbian and it's connected to the Internet using a wireless USB dongle. What I would like to do, is to share the pi's wifi connection so that any computer ...
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USB OTG Hub does not recognize devices at boot

I have an OTG hub like this sold for use by a reputable dealer for use with the Pi Zero. However, while it shows up in lsusb as an unidentified device with ID 214b:7000: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 214b:...
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RPI3 Raspbian Stretch regular connection on wlan0 AP on wlan1

I'm trying to make a very simple setup with my RPi. On the on-board standard wlan0 I want to connect to my home network normally, using a wpa_supplicant file this works very well. Now I'm having ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W as a WiFi repeater

I'm currently trying to setup my Raspberry Pi Zero W as a WiFi repeater, but the kicker is that I don't want to use another USB WiFi card. First of all, is this even possible, and if it is, what ...
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Using Pi to stream all audio output from my pc to my stereo

My problem is quite simple but I have been unable to find a satisfying solution. Basically, I want my Raspberry Pi to be connected to my stereo and then play any audio output from my computer via ...
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Which model Raspberry Pi I am running?

Is there a way of determining whether the current Raspberry Pi is either a 2 Model B and 3 with Raspbian Jessie Lite 8.0? This is because I have a particular bootstrap.sh written in Bash where it ...
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Disable WiFi (wlan0) on Pi 3

Got a Pi 3 which will always use ethernet, so trying to figure out how to disable the WiFi such that it does not even turn on after a reboot. If I do an ifconfig I see the wlan0 device. I can do ...
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“connect: Network is unreachable” on a working (connected) wlan0 interface

I finally managed to make wlan0 (an Edimax EW-7811Un USB WiFi dongle) connect to my router, but after an apt-get update I discovered that the Raspberry can't see outside the local network. My ...
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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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Workaround for a wifi bridge on a Raspberry Pi with proxy arp

I want to bridge the wifi interface with the ethernet interface on a Raspberry Pi so any device on the ethernet port becomes a member of the wifi network. Usually this is done by a bridge (OSI layer 2)...
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How to enable Wi-Fi channel 12 on Raspberry Pi 3?

I need my RPi 3 to connect to a Wi-Fi network using channel 12, but I'm not able to get the built-in Wi-Fi adapter to use this channel. This is what I've done: $ sudo apt-get install wireless-regdb ...
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Enable monitoring mode for RTL8188CUS via USB on Raspbian

I am trying to enable monitoring mode for a USB wifi dongle with the RTL8188CUS chipset on a raspberry pi model b+ (or any raspberry pi for that matter). $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8176 ...
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Switch between AP and client mode

I am working on a RPi radio project, and I'd like to be able to switch between a "setup mode" where the RPi acts as a Wi-Fi access point, allowing the user to send his/her home Wi-Fi credentials via a ...
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Wake up 'sleeping' wlan-connection

I observed, that after a while (some hours) my Pi isn't reachable over the wlan any more. If I do some excessive ping-ing (i.e. for 70-100 times) the Pi starts at some point to respond and I can ...
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Access point as WiFi repeater with additional WiFi-dongle

There are some tutorials to make an access point a WiFi repeater using only the on-board WiFi chip of a Raspberry Pi. But I want to use an additional USB/WiFi dongle as second interface for the up-...
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What's the difference between `wpa-roam` and `wpa-conf` in the /etc/network/interfaces file?

I posted a question previously on how to set up a static IP address on the rpi and eventually figured out, along with some others, that the answer was to change wpa-roam to wpa-conf when pointing to /...
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Add an external antenna to a Pi 3

Makezine's writeup on the Pi 3 this morning included a somewhat tantalising section: The other interesting thing on the back of the board, right next to the wireless radio chip, is something that ...
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Does Pi3 Wi-Fi support 5 GHz and does it need an extra antenna?

I was wondering if the built-in Wi-Fi supports 5 GHz networks? Will it need an external antenna to be attached to work properly?
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Is it possible to trigger 10 (or 100) Raspberries to take photos at the same time using WiFi?

Can a system consisting of 10x Raspberry Pi's, 10x RPi Camera Modules + WiFi dongles be reliably & consistently synchronized over WiFi to take photos at the same time? Or are radio triggers a ...
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Swapping between wifi client and access point?

This question is an extension of the information on this post. This question looks the same as this one but it is not. I am using systemd-networkd. I successfully followed the instructions in the ...
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RPI - wlan0 to wlan1 bridge

I want to make an RPI 3 model b wifi repeater/bridge. I want to make it work without ethernet cable. I've found a few topics and guides but most of them are eth0 -> wlan0 or outdated or simply never ...
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How to disable Wi-Fi Dongle sleep mode

before voting this question down or closing it i know there are allready answers on this here but they do not work for me. I have a Raspberry B+ with wheezy lates version and a Usb WiFi Dongle : ...
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How do I install the drivers for a WiFi dongle with the RealTek 8812AU chipset on Raspbian? [duplicate]

I have recently purchased an Edimax EW7811UTC AC WiFi adapter for use with my Raspberry Pi 3b running Raspbian Jessie with Pixel desktop. This WiFi dongle uses the rtl8812au chipset and the driver for ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Access Point

I have followed the following tutorial to set up an wifi access point: https://frillip.com/using-your-raspberry-pi-3-as-a-wifi-access-point-with-hostapd/ https://gary-dalton.github.io/RaspberryPi-...
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Eduroam, wpa2-enterprise, wifi connection - Configuration options for the wpa_supplicant.conf file

In attemting to get wifi configured for Model B, I'm editing the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conffile in line with this and this. The network to which I'm connecting is asking me to set the ...
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Can't get wifi working in non-gui environment

I'm having trouble getting wifi working on my new RPi2. It works fine when I run X and use wpa_gui, but it's not working on the console, even when using the configuration saved by wpa_gui. The main ...
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Error on sudo apt-get update

I'm getting the below error when updating raspian. I connect via SSH via putty on the fixed wlan0 ip. Now when i run sudo apt-get update i get errors like below. Err http://raspberrypi.collabora.com ...
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Switching between AP and Client mode

I followed this tutorial to set up my RPi 3 as an Access Point. It works great and I am able to connect through it and I can also VNC to it directly from my phone when in my car (which was the main ...
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Setting up Wifi direct (wifi p2p) and DHCP server

So I have a fresh pi zero w up and running raspbian stretch lite. How can I enable Wifi direct/p2p where the Pi is GO and where it has a static ip i can connect to, and install/configure a DHCP ...
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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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Installing wifi network adapter

I am new to Raspberry Pi. I have a headless Pi running noobs on it. The Pi is connected to a router via an ethernet cable and I am ssh'ing into it via wi-fi from a PC. I am following this tutorial: ...
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Cheapest way to controlling multiple power sockets (lights) through Wi-Fi

What I would like to see is the cheapest way possible to control my lights using my Raspberry Pi. What I imagine to control it I build an interface on my smartphone by which I can send commands to ...
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Solving “RTNETLINK answers: File exists” when running ifup

I had this problem when I got my new Wi-Fi dongle and have seen a few people with the same issue. Basically when I have one interface configured and want to swap to the other one, it throws up this ...
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How to get Wi-Fi to connect on boot?

Raspberry Pi Model B OS: Raspbian I am running my Pi headless (currently through a direct Ethernet connection). I have a USB WiFi dongle. I would like to have the WiFi start up at boot and connect ...
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Disable power on Wifi and Bluetooth interfaces during boot?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2. I'd like to ensure Wifi and Bluetooth do not get powered on or draw current since the device is using wired Ethernet. According to dmesg, the device is ...
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How can I put RaspberryPi to Shut down and wake up later?

I want my raspberryPi to shut down during the night and wake up in the morning. I.e., at 10pm raspberry should shutdown or at least turn of the WiFi and the HDD. At 10am every day my raspberry ...
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Connecting the Pi3 automatically to Wifi

My new Raspberry Pi 3 is great, but I am facing one difficulty: my router is in the lounge (one floor down), and my laptop has no Ethernet port. Since I am using SSH to control the Pi, I always have ...
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How to set WiFi network priority?

I understand that I can set up multiple WiFis by adding to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (as prescribed in Setting WiFi Up Via The Command Line). Let's say I have two WiFis registered: ...
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Does the BCM43438 WiFi chip in Raspberry Pi 3 support “monitor” mode

Does it support the monitor mode (known from aircrack-ng & co.)?
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How to change a wlan0 mac address?

I bought the Miniature WiFi Module from ADAFruit (http://www.adafruit.com/products/814) and was wondering if it is possible to change the MAC address associated with it. I have tried using the ...
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Can the Pi 3's internal Wi-Fi chip act as an Access Point?

From what I can find, the internal Wi-Fi chip on the pi 3 is a custom Broadcom BCM43438. Is it capable of operating in AP mode?
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How do I connect to my router through wifi?

I've bought a wifi adapter for raspberry pi, I don't have an OS, I'm running RetroPie so I need a console solution. Someone suggested accessing: sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces and changing it to:...
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Raspberry PI to PC communication

I am thinking of using Raspberry Pi to share Internet from a PC. The Raspberry Pi would have a Wi-Fi module which would be running in AD-HOC mode. The Raspberry Pi would be connected to a PC through ...
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How do I setup wifi on without being able to login?

I have a laptop, a power cable, an sd card, and a Pi3 (wifi built in). I'm trying to ssh in but first I need to setup the wifi. Where on the boot partition can I setup wifi (cmdline.txt?) with a ...
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USB WiFi adapter being detected but no connection

I'm having trouble connecting to wifi. I have a fresh install of Raspbian, all packages are up to date. The wifi adapter (Belkin N300 Micro Wireless USB Adapter - model F7D2102) is being detected, ...
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How do you unconfuse Raspbian when it has WLAN0 and WLAN1 reversed?

I've got multiple data-gathering Rpi3s and they all connect to a router just for them, which is a subnet of my main network. One Rpi is master and communicates with the others to gather all their ...