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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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Time sync with WiFi

It looks like the ntpd doesn't get the correct time with WiFi. My Raspberry Pi's are connected via WiFi dongles (which work without problems) to my network. The odd thing is, I read that the time ...
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Dual band WiFi stick

I am looking for a dual band wifi stick for the Raspberry Pi. Which stick does work on the Pi, what drivers are required? Alternative would be a stick only operating in the 5Ghz band.
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Enable monitor mode in RTL8188CUS realtek wifi USB dongle

I am trying to enable monitor mode in a RTL8188CUS dongle attached to a raspberryPI. This is the error I get when I try to change the mode: pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor Error ...
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RPi as WIFI Access Point and VPN router

I'm trying to set up my RPi as Wifi Access Point and to connect as client to a OpenVPN server. The connection to the VPN server works fine as long I use the Midori. I followed this steps: PI as a ...
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SSH with Putty to RPi: Network error: Connection timed out

I've had my RPi for a while now, and thought I'd try and set it up with SSH. I've followed loads of tutorials on how to set it up correctly, but when I try and open the ip address in putty, I get a "...
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Network interface settings on startup

I'm a total n00b when it comes to Raspberry Pi; I bought one yesterday and installed Raspbmc. Everything is working quite well except for wifi. It's an old dongle using the Ralink 2571 chipset. I got ...
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Use raspberry pi as remote speaker

I was able to install shairport on my raspberry pi (whezzy, Xorg disabled) wich is connected to my speakers and my router. This way I was able to send Audio from my notebook (Airfoil for windows) and ...
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how can I host a web page on Raspberry pi using Ad-Hoc network?

I'm trying to host a very simple web page (to get user input), on the Raspberry pi. I want the user to be able to access this simple web page directly from it's smart phone or browser. I guess I'm ...
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Wifi connection lost after about 12 hours

I have my RPi connected to the net via an a wifi usb stick which is on a powered usb hub. After about 12 hour or so the connection is lost. i.e. I cant reach the Ppi anymore. If I unplug and replug ...
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How to set up a wireless AD HOC network if there are no other networks are available

I have a Wifi dongle for my Raspberry Pi and have it automatically connecting to 2 different Wifi networks via the wpa_config GUI. How can I get my raspberry pi to set up an AD HOC network if it can'...
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Playing M4V files (H264) via Wifi on iOS using the RPi as an Access Point doesn't work

I want to play videos, located on an USB disk which is connected via a powered USB hub, on my iPad(s). I converted these videos from .MKV to M4V (H264 codec) with HandBrake on Windows 7 using the ...
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WiFi configuration on Arch Linux ARM

I have bought a Model A Pi, and I successfully configured it with a USB Wifi dongle on Raspbian. I recently prepared an SD card with the latest version of Arch Linux ARM and I am trying to get it set ...
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Connecting to wifi disconnects the ethernet connection

I have a model B pi connected to an old router upstairs through ethernet cable. When I connect to this router with my laptop I can SSH and VNC to the pi no problem. When I then connect the pi to ...
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Is is possible to remotely SSH into a RPI from iphone/ipad (using iSSH) when outside a wifi network?

I've installed isc-dhcp-server and followed all the instructions for setting up an encrypted ad-hoc network as per http://lcdev.dk/2012/11/18/raspberry-pi-tutorial-connect-to-wifi-or-create-an-...
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wifi connection problems with multiple XBMC distributions

Tried RaspBMC, xBian. Having trouble with wifi connecting using xBian. And having wifi troubles at home with RaspBMC. It's making me mad wasting lots of hours trying to fix it without a clue what's ...
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How to set up WiFi with Raspbian “wheezy”

I have been trying to setup up WiFi with my Raspberry Pi Model A (meaning I don't have a internet connection currently), running Raspbian 2013. I have tried several things to setup my WiFi but none of ...
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Linux machine broadcasting its own network while connecting to a different network

I'm wondering if it is possible to setup a Raspberry Pi (a basic Linux box) with a USB Wifi Dongle to both connect to a Wifi network as well as be a Wifi Access Point? What I'd like to do is: Have ...
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Home Automation in an apartment

I'm just getting into the Raspberry Pi and love the idea of home automation. I'd like to use the Raspberry Pi to turn on/off lights, control the thermostat, and possibly a few other tasks in the ...
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Detect available open WiFi networks using Python

Is there some way I can detect available WiFi networks, which are open, using Python? I know I can do it on my Ubuntu box, but I haven't received my Pi yet, so I haven't been able to run the same code ...
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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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Using old D-Link Wifi stick

My brand new raspi just arrived. I played around with raspbmc and did like it. Now I have an old D-Link DWL-122 Wifi stick flying around and I'd love to use it as the WIFI device. So, is it possible ...