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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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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Confast WIfi Adapter WU810n for raspberry pi B+

I have been trying to give my raspberry pi b+ running raspbian some wifi connectivity. So I bought this Comfast Wifi adapter WU810n chipset http://www.amazon.in/Comfast-CF-WU810N-V2-0-802-11b-Wireless/...
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WiFi Mesh Network Setup

I've been trying to setup a wifi mesh network, with no success. I've tried: straight 802.11s - Didn't work at all cjdns (Tomesh) - formed a mesh network, but unreliable, slow data rates batman-adv - ...
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Installing ESP8266 SDIO driver; “make” command gives “Kernel build tree not found” error

I'm attempting to add a kernel module on a Raspbian Debian installation for an SDIO-based wifi module driver( found here: https://hackaday.io/post/28712) The stable image comes with kernel 4.1, so ...
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Raspberry Pi wifi won't work

I just got my first Raspberry Pi today and I plugged in an Edimax WiFi USB adapter. It flashed blue a few times and then stopped. I am in the desktop and then I look at the upper right hand corner ...
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New Pi Zero W brcmfmac failures and can't start wlan0 WiFi

I have to set this up headless because I didn't realize the Zero W had mini HDMI and not micro. So I flashed both the 2017-04-10 Raspbian light and full from Linux (with dd) and then mounted the FAT ...
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RASPAP and Pi-Hole

I have RPI 3B+ with lastest version of raspbian and I have installed RASPAP (default settings) and it works very well. I have internet :) IP: 10.3.141.100/24 GW: 10.3.141.1 Today I installed Pi-Hole, ...
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wpa_cli changed network

Operating system: I use a Raspbian derivate called openhabian. I had the following configuration wpa_supplicant.conf: network={ ssid="NEW" key_mgmt=NONE } network={ ssid="...
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How to invoke the existing persistent p2p Go on restart of device (to create auto connect)

I am able to connect successfully with the android device with the following wpa_supplicant.conf ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=root update_config=1 device_name=DIRECT-Pi ...
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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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After fresh Raspbian-Stretch install my WiFi isn’t working on my Raspberry Pi 3 anymore

After downloading the newest image from the official Raspberry Pi website, I formatted the SD-card (8gb) and I put the new image on the SD with Etcher. After reinstalling the image I had no WiFi ...
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Non-internet local Wifi network

Without the usual convenience of a home based internet wifi box, Is there a way to create/enable a local wifi connection between a Raspberry pi and mobile devices? I am thinking of a project which ...
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How to fix no internet access but WLAN connected?

I installed a clean Raspian from the newest NOOBS 1.9.1 setup on my Raspberry Pi B+. On boot the WLAN-Dongle is connected. I used the GUI to connect to my WPA2 protected Wireless Network, like ...
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How to Stream Media from Raspberry Pi to iphone/ipad/android?

I've just recently bought a Raspberry Pi with a preinstalled Raspbian 16gb SD Card. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble installing stuff on it, as sometimes the mouse+keyboard combo doesn't work with ...
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WiFI connection keeps disconnecting

I have a small USB dongle that I use to connect to the network. For some reason it constantly keeps disconnecting without ever registering a valid IP address. This is what first happens. Then it ...
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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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Issue setting up Wi-Fi on Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B)

Today, after having my Raspberry Pi sitting in a drawer for close to a month, I decided to finally set it up. Unfortunately, the screen which I bought for it arrived broken, so I am having to do ...
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Pi2B - Wifi plus ethernet - one or the other not both

Total NOOB to Linux and Pi and have spent the entire day and now well into the night trying to fix a vexxing issue and hope to get some help with this. The Pi is to be used inside a LAN that does not ...
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How can you setup wifi without a usb hub on a Pi Zero?

I want to setup wifi on my new Pi Zero, and I do not have a powered USB hub. My keyboard/mouse takes up the only USB port, so I do not have another port to add a wifi dongle. I would prefer not to buy ...
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How can I turn off Wi-Fi localisation on the Pi 3 B+?

I have the Pi 3 B+ and wanted to know if there was any way to turn of the need for the Wi-Fi localisation as when travelling around different countries and using my Pi as an access point I have keep ...
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Static IP Issues For wlan0 and eth0

I'm having issues with using a static IP for a Raspberry Pi 3. What I'm trying to do is connect 4 Raspberry Pis as nodes/slaves to a single Pi which will act as the server/master. I'm using OSC ...
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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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What's wrong with this wpa_suppplicant.conf file?

I have an original wpa_supplicant.conf file which I tried to add a new network. Both have same owner (root) and same permissions 644. I just added one more network at the end (just for testing). ...
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RTL8192cu wifi Authentication request to the driver failed

The device is being picked up by my pi. I also checked to make sure the 8192cu module is being loaded by the kernel as well. But I simply cannot connect to my wifi. I have tried multiple methods. I ...
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PIC Microcontroller to Raspberry Pi Communication

I am designing a smart energy monitoring system as my FYP, I have used two pic18f452 microcontrollers to monitor the electric parameters and they are doing it successfully. now to make it more user ...
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Trying to setup wifi ap and managed client mode together : sub-system time out on ap0

I followed the instructions here: enter link description here with the aim of getting ap and managed client wifi running together. The wlan0 setup works perfectly. I could not see any attempt to ...
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Choose a specific WiFi AP or Frequency

My router (Google WiFi) have 2 access points with the same ssid: a 2.4GHz and a 5GHz. It seems that multicasting between these networks is unstable, so I want my raspberry (buster) to force a ...
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Restrict WiFi range of Pi 3b+

I want to restrict the wifi range of my Pi in order to only have a really small range of around one or two meters for my access point. I'm not totally new, but I don't know any way to reach the goal ...
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Setting up Raspberry Pi 3 as a WiFi beacon to be detected by an Android device

I am aware that Raspberry Pi's are able to be set up as Bluetooth beacons to broadcast data (such as URLs) by following protocols like Eddystone or iBeacon, however I am wondering if it is possible to ...
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How to use two differents wpa_supplicant.conf files with Raspbian Stretch and Raspberry Pi 3

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 which is using an external USB WiFi adapter. (ex: TL-WN722N). Therefore, the RPI3 has two wifi interfaces. (wlan0 (internal) and wlan1 (external)) I'm using Raspbian Stretch ...
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2 WLAN, 2 SSID, Dongle + integrated wifi on Raspberry PI 3B+

I need to share my eth0 with two WLAN CARD: 1 -> DONGLE WIFI TP-LINK (WLAN 0) 2 -> INTEGRATED WIFI OF RASPBERRY (WLAN 1). I tried with RASPAP, create_AP but only one works :s, how can i make work ...
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Wifi not connecting on Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have tried using the on-board Wi-Fi as well as a USB Wi-Fi adapter on my Raspberry Pi 3 Model B. I am using Ubuntu Mate 16.04. After putting in the Wi-Fi password, I see the Wi-Fi showing up as ...
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Why Pi 4 wifi speed is locked to 54.0 Mbit/s?

I have my route at AC channel 36 with 80MHz bandwidth. However, RPi 4 is always locked to 54.0 Mbit/s ? It's located right next to the router and the practical speed is about 7Mbyte/s. Is this ...
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Connect RPi to Ad Hoc network

We want to control the RPi from a distance using a laptop and a GUI. Our idea is to do SSH tunneling. We want to do this on an ad hoc network from a windows 7 laptop. The RPi can connect with the ...
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Wi-Fi Setup Raspberry Pi 3 with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) not working

I'm using wpa_supplicant with wpa_cli and manually entering SSID and passphrase to connect to network works without problems. When using wpa_cli with command wps_pbc it sees the WPS enabled access ...
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Setting up an accesspoint on the raspberry pi 3 with debian stretch

I am having problems to set up an accesspoint on my raspberry 3. The purpose is, that I want a MQTT server runnig on the pi and other devices should connect to the pi. I need no bridge to the ...
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Cannot find device “wlan0”

Trying to configure Wi-Fi and Ethernet on a headless Pi Model B ran the following to get what I think is the correct version of the Wi-Fi dongle driver sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo ...
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Raspberry Pi 3: wrong tx-power in iwconfig

On my Raspberry Pi 3 running Raspbian iwconifg produces the following output: wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"ssid of my network" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452 GHz Access Point:******* ...
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How to switch back and forth between 2 WLANs, of which 1 hidden?

In my (development) situation, I have 2 WLANs: 1. local with hidden SSID and no internet access. 2. not-hidden, with internet access. I sometimes need to switch between them. Switch 1->2 is ...
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Raspberry pi3 model B+ connect to wifi but no internet

I have connected my raspberry pi 3 (running Raspbian) to my company's wifi network. It has connected to wifi, but there is no internet access. I cannot ping also. I did following modification in my /...
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How is the radio module connected to motherboard (CPU) on Pi-4? [closed]

By this link we can see that in Pi 4 there is Wi-Fi module (called radio module under the picture). But I can't figure out, how is this module connected to motherboard? Is this PCI bus or whatever? ...
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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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Low wifi speed even with 5Ghz wifi adapter

My internet download speed from my D-Link wifi router is 24 M bits/s From ethernet the download speed is 50 Mbits/s I am using Tp-link AC600 Archer T2U Plus wifi adapter with Rapberry pi 3B+ I ...
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Android device cannot access Raspberry Pi Zero W

I have 3 Pi Zero W on my local network, serving as audio devices with a web interface (running volumio). Sometimes (only sometimes) I am unable to access them from my android phone (neither via host ...
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Automated (Scripted) Configuration of Raspberry Pi Access Point

Are there any opensource scripts/repos that automate configuring a Raspberry Pi into a Wireless Access Point?
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Direct Ethernet IPCam and Wifi for browsing - Networking setup

I would like to connect 2 ipcams via a switch to the RPI 3B+, and use the WiFi to connect to a router (to use the webbrowser etc), and also use the router for VNC The ethernet is used to send ...
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I can't connect to wifi although I can see the networks

I'm new to Raspberry Pi and I have to make a script based on WiFi connection, but sadly I can't use it. I have a Raspberry Pi3 Model B+ with the NOOBS sd (the one given with the Premium Kit). 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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Issue with some devices not connecting to Raspberry Pi set up as AP

I have set up my Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi 4) as an Access Point by following this article: Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an access point - the easy way and section: Setting up an access point with a ...
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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 ...