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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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Raspberry Pi Wifi Access Point Ubuntu Mate

How can I set up a wifi access point on a Rasberry Pi 3 Model B running Ubuntu Mate? Many other people mention using Raspbian, but none of those methods have worked so far. Thus, I was wondering how I ...
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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 ...
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Low internet speed when connected to ethernet

I'm experiencing slow internet with my raspbery pi 3 B+ My internet speed is 200 Mb/s I can test it with my mac. Basically, I try to download this 1 GB File On Mac with both ethernet and wifi, I ...
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Setup WiFi on Pi 3 B+

I follow this tutorial to setup WiFi on my Pi. But it doesn't work. Can someone help? Here are some debug outputs. os: Linux raspberrypi 4.14.98-v7+ #1200 SMP Tue Feb 12 20:27:48 GMT 2019 armv7l ...
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Two WiFi adapters; one ad-hoc, the other normal DHCP

I've trawled the forums but not found an up to date answer to this. My apologies if I have missed it. Basic Setup I have a rPi 2B+ with two wifi adapters connected. wlan0 & wlan1 both show in ...
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Access Point (AP) and use of cell at the same time

I would like to be able to have my RPi 0 W be an Access Point (AP) and my cell phone be able to use cell data services so I can use my Pi in my car and not have a secondary device. I can’t use maps ...
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PiVPN on Mobile Device - Wifi Drops and the Phone Reverts to 4G [closed]

I recently installed PiVPN. Although it works, I have noticed that after about 20-30 seconds of 'screen off' time, the phone's connection will drop from wifi to 4G. This only happens when I am using ...
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raspi-config network option not working

I am trying to turn on the network option in raspi-config, but when I do, I get this error: could not communicate with wpa_supplicant Then I hit enter to continue and I get this message There was ...
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Connecting 4 WiFi USB Adapters to Raspberry Pi 3

I'm trying to get 4 Wifi adapters running off the Pi (overkill I know), the adapter in question is the Alfa Network AWUS036NHA, the Pi runs smoothly and reads the adapters as I plug them in one by one ...
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Raspberry Pi WiFi connection to Enterprise WPA2 WLAN

This is my first question here. I want to connect my RPi to my company WLAN network but there are some problems and I am out of ideas to solve them. The WLAN does not appear in the list of WLAN's in ...
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Pi Zero W 1.1 dead wifi

About a month or two ago I bought a pi zero w from microcenter for a project but I didn’t start on it until now. I now realize the Pi that I got is one of the defective ones with a bad firmware, so ...
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Steam Link app network problems

I setup an Pi 3 (B+) for connecting to steam on my main computer. Steam Link is an application used for connecting remote devices (like the pi) as client with steam on the host computer (https://store....
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Make “iw wlan0 set power_save off” permanent

Q How can I make iw wlan0 set power_save off permanent for stretch? What's the proper way to do it? Edit I'm using an r-Pi 1 Mod. B with an Edimax wifi dongle and Raspian stretch.
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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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RPI 3 B+ configured as wireless extender (AP + client) troubleshooting

Im trying to configure my RPi 3 B+ as a wireless extender using the internal wifi chip aacting as the client and AP. Ive been following this guide as it seems most suitable for os/model/application ...
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Bridge and Wifi Webserver on Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (Raspbian Stretch)

So I am trying to realize the following Setup with a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (latest Stretch Lite): Modbus TCP/IP Device with a static IP Adress connected to the Raspi Pi via Ethernet. Raspberry Pi ...
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How to fill out wifi settings file for raspberry pi

I need to fill out a settings file for my raspberry pi, which looks like this: [connection] id=hassos-network uuid=e0638ca6-cd7a-4e82-9812-2984b9f01a4w type=802-11-wireless [802-11-wireless] mode=...
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Slow Transfer Speeds When Multiple Raspberry Pi Zero Ws Connected Over WiFi

I'm working on a project that uses the pi camera module and 35 or more Raspberry Pi Zero Ws to take pictures and send them back to a central computer. Everything works fine with just 1 Pi connected, I ...
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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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Wifi stops working (on my laptop) after connecting rpi as ethernet gadget

So I am using a raspberry pi zero W as an ethernet gadget. I got ssh working and the RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget thing working so I can log into the pi using pi@raspberry.local. I even got VNC to work so ...
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Pi 3 Stretch - wlan0 and eth0 with wlan0 wan-interface

I need to set up my Pi3 running on Raspbian Stretch so that on boot it will enable both interfaces, routing all WAN traffic through wlan0, because on eth0 there's just an old network printer waiting ...
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Cannot ping Raspberry Pi 3 b+

My Raspberry Pi 3 b+ will not allow me to ping it even though I've ping'd and ssh'd into it plenty of times before now. I can ping my main computer from the pi but not the other direction. ping ...
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Wi-Fi is very unstable on Pi 3

Raspberry Pi Spec. Model: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2 OS: Raspbian Stretch Lite Problem I'm using Wi-Fi pocket (like a router). My macbook is connected with Wi-Fi pocket well. My iPhone is ...
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Pi 3 B wireles access point ubuntu

I am trying to set up a Pi 3 B as a wireless access point. I am running Ubuntu 18.04 server for arm64. I followed the tutorial here, editing the required configuration files. However, during startup ...
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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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Intermittent Wi-Fi connection from Win 10 Laptop to Raspberry Pi

This morning I was able to wirelessly Remote Desktop (learned from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDqQIDL3LKg) into Raspberry Pi 3 from Win 10 Laptop Then the connectivity broke off. No problem, I ...
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How to set up the Edimax EW-7611ULB combo Bluetooth WIFI dongle

The hidden question in this post... Although, this dongle works (for awhile), there is a problem with the bluetooth driver. After streaming for about an hour, the driver eats up all the Pi memory ...
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Can't find /boot nor etc folder in downloaded NOOBS in SD Card. Need to add wpa_supplicant.conf file to connect to wifi on first boot in headless mode

I have downloaded NOOBS on an SD Card to install in my Raspberry Pi Zero W. I will boot it for the first time in headless mode (because I do not have access to an HDMI monitor) and for that i need to ...
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Speed up initial connection to AP through wifi

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero W-based device that records data from sensors. The device is mobile so it gets out of access point's range several times per day. When the device returns to the access ...
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wpa_supplicant.conf file become empty

I did headless setup of the Pi 3B+ and what I've done was: Flashed the last OS on the SD card (Raspbian Stretch full 2018-11-13) Created two files in the root directory of the SD card: ...
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Run a script when wifi is connected to a particular wifi network?

My Raspberry pi is connected to my home wifi network. This wifi network have a captive portal and hence each time I need to sign in the captive portal to use the internet. Now I am trying to automate ...
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Raspberry Pi 2 B “No wireless interfaces found” error

i set up raspian os with recommended apps version on sdcard via noobs. it works on rpi successfully but without wireless connection. in rpi configuration window, set wifi country button is disabled. ...
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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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Run bash script after New WiFi connection

Noobs installation. I've a script which needs to be run after a new WiFi connection is set. Is there any way to run this script automatically once we connect/set WiFi?
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I can't get WiFi access point (AP) working on my RPi

I want to control my Raspberry Pi 3B+ using VNC via the on-board WiFi. To this end, I am trying to set up a WiFi access point on wlan0. I followed the instructions at https://www.raspberrypi.org/...
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Cannot scan for WiFi networks and connect to them

I'm using Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2 with Raspbian Stretch installed. I can't use the on board WiFi adapter. Clicking on the WiFi icon on the task bar shows 'No wireless interfaces found'. ...
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Access raspberry pi files through Samba or web browser without a router

I have just got my first Raspberry Pi, (3 Model B+) and am having so much fun with it. My first project is a simple wildlife camera that takes pictures using a simple python script to detect motion. ...
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WiFi dongle need to be re-inserted after every restart

I'm configuring RPi as a WiFi repeater. Built-in WiFi module works as a main network adapter and configured to receive DHCP address. Second adapter Asus N10 dongle, meant to create a local WiFi ...
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WiFi does not work if booting Raspberry Pi from SSD on USB

The WiFi does not work on my Raspberry Pi 3B+ if I boot the RPi from an SSD disk connected to one of the USB ports (Raspbian Stretch). Clicking on the "double arrow" icon at the top right of the ...
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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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How to create local hotspot on raspberry pi 3b to share files on android

I want create a local file shareable service using raspberry, below are the requirements: Create wifi/hotspot on raspberry (without any internet) Connect my android phone to created wifi Share files ...
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How to ssh into a raspberry pi a middle of a field without wifi, ethernet, and usb?

I have a raspberry pi on a drone and this drone is operated and tested in a middle of a field that does not have a wifi connection. I need to ssh into this raspberry pi from my laptop and I cannot use ...
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Using Pi 2 to stream TV from a website

I attached my Raspberry Pi 2 to a smart TV, downloaded and installed Win 10 IoT on the Pi was straight away able to use a browser based website to stream British TV. However, although I can see the TV ...
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Wireless connecting of PIs

Please note that I have seen this post and I am using RPI Model 3B+ The question is: How to wirelessly connect 2 PIs which are NOT on the same network and can I do this without any external parts? ...
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Wifi Connectivity — Pi 3 Model B

I have recently been unable to connect to wifi with my raspberry pi 3 (model B). I have tried a number of solutions to no avail. The networks button on the upper banner says "connection to dhcpcd ...
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raspberry pi dies when I connect UB wifi adapter

I bought an USB wifi dongle recently and I want to connect it to my Raspberry Pi. When I connect USB wifi to Raspberry Pi, it seemingly dies - the SSH connection dies and I can't ping it (I don't ...
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LibreELEC startup with LAN excludes WLAN

When the RPi (with LibreELEC) is connected to the web via WLAN, plugging also the Ethernet cable for wired LAN does not affect the WLAN functionality: it automatically connects to the web via LAN (...
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Programming a Raspberry over SSH or Wifi?

So I am planning to host a discord bot on a raspberry pi zero w and I do have a spare monitor( for the programming part), but the monitor wouldn't work when I plug it in and I also don't have one of ...
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Raspberry Pi Model B for a Wireless AP: nl80211 driver initialization failed

I'm trying to setup my Raspberry Pi Model B to act as a standalone Wireless AP using a Ralink MT7601U Wireless Adapter. However, starting hostapd presents me with this error. pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo ...
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Curl: No route to host via ipv4 but works with ipv6

I can curl with ipv6 succesfully but not with ipv4. > curl -4 icanhazip.com curl: (7) Failed to connect to icanhazip.com port 80: No route to host But with ipv6 it's successful > curl ...