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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connmanctl having problem with complex passphrase

The built in WiFi module seems to work fine, as it can connect to both of my open networks I created for testing, i.e. the 2.4GHz, and the 5.0GHz ones. If I set a simple passphrase (i.e. contains ...
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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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Suddenly unable to connect to 5GHz wifi network (PiZero)

OS is Raspbian Jessie with latest updates. Everything is stock packages, no special configuration either. It just runs eJabberd at the moment. As of a few days ago, I have stopped being able to ...
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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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RPi 3 ad-hoc network to configure WiFi credentials

I need help finding a proper tutorial or project that can achieve the following: I want to create an ad-hoc network that could be used to configure the RPi 3 to connect to an existing wifi network ...
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Trying to get wifi working on brand new Raspbian installation

I just installed Raspbian Wheezy (2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian.img) on my Raspberry Pi, connected it to my AirPort with an ethernet cable and booted it with this wifi dongle (Sitecom N300) inserted: As ...
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Wi-Fi range extension for Raspberry Pi Zero 2w

I am building a hobby glider that uses a Raspberry pi zero 2w as the companion computer. It is connected to a pixracer flight controller. I want to fly the glider outdoors and need to set up Wi-Fi ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 model B wifi monitor mode

Q. Has anyone managed to configure a raspberry-pi 3 b for monitor-mode? I have an external (Edimax) WiFi USB dongle also, which works with my PC in monitor mode but does not work with the raspberry ...
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How to set up the Edimax EW-7611ULB combo Bluetooth WIFI dongle

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 and the Pi stops responding. Power ...
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Change active wifi network without reboot using external USB wifi dongle

I'm trying to programmatically change which wifi network my PI is connected to, on the fly without a reboot. When I run the script using this USB wifi device it won't switch. However, it works when ...
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Outdoor Wi-Fi positioning / poor man's GPS on RPI3 Model B

I got used to Google Maps figuring where I am using surrounding Wi-Fi signals, a.k.a. Wi-Fi positioning system. I try it on my laptop and it works, but on my Raspberry PI it doesn't: using Firefox ESR,...
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Setting up Pi Zero W Wi-Fi through USB SSH

I am having lots of problems connecting my raspberry pi zero to wifi. I have followed a number of tutorials. 1. What I have tried This was my wpa_supplicant.conf file ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/...
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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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Rasbperry Pi suddenly stopped connecting to WiFi network defined in wpa_supplicant.conf

My Raspberry Pi 3 running Jessie has been automatically connecting to a WiFi network defined in my wpa_supllicant.conf file for a few months without a problem. Two days ago, the Pi stopped connecting ...
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Automate routing metric with multiple interfaces

I have a RPi with 3 interfaces: eth0 - standard ethernet eth1 - GSM modem wlan0 - WiFi How can I automatically prioritise the interface that has access to the internet (eg. I can ping 8.8.8.8 or ...
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Is it possible to have a Pi as an access point that forwards packets to another Pi that's connected to the internet?

Essentially a long range wifi extender. What I'm wondering is possible if whether you can have a setup such that a user can connect to the first Pi, make an HTTP request that gets forwarded to a ...
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Bootstrapping wifi over bluetooth

I"m looking for a way to configure the raspberry pi zero in a completely headless way. I have seen many IoT devices that use a BLE connection to then configure a wifi connection. Can anyone suggest a ...
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RPi 3 no WiFi problem

Last week I've bought used Raspberry Pi 3 and at the beginning everything worked just fine (WiFi especially). Yesterday I took the board out of its small case in order to measure it (I like to model ...
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Pi bluetooth not detecting any devices

Board: Raspberry Pi 3 I have a Pi which is unable to detect any bluetooth peripherals. I diagnosed the bluetooth service by running sudo service bluetooth status which throws the error Failed to ...
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RPi Zero WiFi and USB OTG

I'm quite new to this kind of things, but I've jumped out with an idea of a device to give the ability to mount network shares as they where normal pendrives (like for TVs and other old devices). I ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Wi-Fi power drops after 1 minute

I am running Raspbian Jessie (the latest one in the time of posting this) and Wi-Fi drops after exactly 1 minute. And it doesn't matter if its idle or not: even when I'm pinging my Pi, it drops after ...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Windows IoT Core can't see wifi adapter

I am trying to set up the wifi on my Raspberry Pi 3. On the Networking screen in the web interface, the WiFi adapters dropdown is empty. I successfully configured wifi on my board in Raspbian so I ...
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Connecting Windows 10 IoT Core Pi to corporate domain WiFi

I currently have a Raspberry Pi 3 running Win IoT core and I'm attempting to connect it via WiFi to a corporate network. The interface options appear to only accept a psk to join a WiFi network. Is ...
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Network unreachable error + can't add Gateway IP

I'm having the exact same problem as the poster of this question: "connect: Network is unreachable" on a working wlan0 (connected) interface However, if I try the poster's solution of ...
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SOLVED 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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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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Trying to understand Auto reconnect WIFI method

Iv'e found this method of reconnecting the WIFI dongle from this post , but want to be clear on how it works, before I try and implement it. 1) Go to /etc/ifplugd/action.d/ and rename the ifupdown ...
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making WiFi adapter run in dual mode - STA and AP

I am trying to make RaLink RT 5370 WiFi adapter run in dual mode - station as well as AP. I have tiny core linux installed on PI, built on top of 3.18.10 linux kernel version. I have been able to make ...
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How to configure WiFi using the commandline?

How do I connect my Pi running the latest Raspberry Pi OS Lite to my Access Point with only the commandline available? This means I have either access to keyboard and display or I have SSH setup and ...
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My Pi won't reconnect to WiFi if WiFi drops

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2 running Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster). I've been running into a very annoying issue - whenever my home wifi drops (and it does every night because Synology ...
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connect to wifi WPA2-Enterprise using wifi dongle

I want to using wifi dongle Wireless-N (802.11n) USB 2.0 on my raspberry pi 4. But it seems cant connect to wifi with WPA2-enterprise type. is there any solution to connect WPA2-Enterprise with wifi ...
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Connect only to 5GHZ network

How configure the Raspberry 3 B+ to connect only to the 5GHZ network and not to the 2.4GHZ network? Its revision 1.3 The output from sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | grep Frequency Frequency:2.437 GHz (...
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How can I enable wireless for a dropbear-initramfs

I'm trying to unlock cryptdisks over wifi+ssh. It's fairly common to have luks disks + ssh, but I've never seen a tutorial geared towards wifi. In fact, if you run update-initramfs -u -v -k $(uname -r)...
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Recommened way to ensure Raspberry Pi connectivity

what's the recommended way to ensure connectivity throughout the time? I'm using wifi in this case, on a Raspberry PI 4 w/ Raspbian 10 buster. I noticed that it's losing connectivity randomly after ...
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Pi 4B wifi can only use channels legal in China

My Raspberry Pi 4 can access some wifi channels, but not all of them. My question is: How can I get it to access all the wifi channels it is supposed to be able to use in Canada? It is configured for ...
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Raspberry pi zero W not connected to WPA enterprise school network

I have been trying to connect my Raspberry pi Zero W to the school network. So far, it seems like I have it connected since the wifi icon is in blue, and the school network has a checkmark, although ...
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4.3inch-dsi-lcd jamming RPI4 wifi signal

I just bought RPI4 and 4.3 display (https://www.waveshare.com/4.3inch-dsi-lcd.htm). I attached display as required but wasn't able to get wifi connected. I noticed that sudo iwlist wlan0 scan shows ...
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WiFi signal strength in a script

I have a need to obtain WiFi signal strength on a Pi0W. I have a PHP script and all works via terminal: php /var/www/html/blah.php (I use exec("iwconfig wlan0", $output_lines);) The script runs as a ...
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Tethering Pi to Computer for Internet

Good Evening, Ideas- I'm operating at work so I'm very limited to my "lab" to play around with stuff. Anyway- here's what I've got- Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 8 Raspberry Pi 4 Windows 10 Machine (with VNC, ...
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Wifi connects but no internet access on Raspberry Pi 4

I can connect my Raspberry Pi 4 to my wifi, but I can't seem to access the internet. I can ping machines on the network, and I can ping (and even VNC into) the Pi from network machines. However, I can'...
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How to dynamically connect to wifi hotspots when I find them?

I'm doing a robotics project in which I have multiple raspberry pi powered robots. When they meet eachother one of them can decide to set up a wifi hotspot and the other ones should connect to it. ...
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Connect to a proxy server but only from specific interface (eth0)

I want to connect my Raspberry Pi to the university network. I was successful to connect it to eduroam (WLAN). Some times I would also like to access the universities network over LAN. For doing so, I ...
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How to debug headless WiFi connection?

I'm trying to run Raspberry Pi 3B+ in headless mode: I'm doing this by placing ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf files in the root of the boot SD card folder. What I can do if something went wrong? Is ...
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Raspberry pi DSRC

i want to implement DSRC on the raspberry board as i know DSRC( dedicated short range communication) uses frequency range 5.84-5.96 GHz. But i am thinking if i can do it by enabling dual mode by 5GHz ...
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How to run a Rpi3 or Rpi0W as access point with a login screen?

When connecting to an open access point in a public location, the browser shows a notification to open up a 'login' page for this open network, where you can read and accept the terms and conditions, ...
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How can I create a WPA2 Wi-Fi hotspot with NetworkManager?

I have a project for which I'd like to automate configuring the network settings on a Raspberry Pi. I can create a WPA1 hotspot very easily with the following bash one-liner. nmcli connection add \ ...
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Dropped wifi packets from Pi Zero W to Pi 3B+

We're trying to build a system where a master Pi 3B+ controls a dozen (or more) Pi Zero W clients - all running the latest raspbian (as of 18:00 EDT today) - in an isolated WiFi island (no ...
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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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Difference between iface wlan0 inet manual and iface wlan0 inet dhcp in wifi to ethernet router?

I have developed a wifi to ethernet router. Wifi is connected to my home router having internet and ethernet is connected to my laptop( just for testing).My laptop is not getting internet, but it gets ...
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Pi with PulseAudio over wifi - can't connect

I was trying to set up my RPi 1 as audio device for my laptop and found this answer. On the RPi all the steps worked fine, except that /etc/default/pulseaudio is empty. But in the linked answer the ...
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