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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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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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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How to setup my Pi to proxy all LAN traffic through wifi?

I am quite new to linux and Raspberry Pi world and networking in general. I would like to add a VPN on my Pi, connect my XBOX to my Pi using LAN and have it act as a gateway of sorts so my XBOX is on ...
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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 3a added 2nd Wifi TL-WN725N did hostAP procedure but desktop says “No Wireless Interfaces Found”

did this here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/access-point.md ... using wlan1 (onboard pi wifi) instead of wlan0. I get "No Wireless Interfaces Found" on the ...
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Use raspberry pi 3 on-board wifi module with Windows 10 IoT

I've installed Windows 10 IoT (build 14262) on my Raspberry pi 3, however it doesn't show any wifi option as it says there are no wifi modules installed. It the on-board wifi already supported in ...
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How to reserve wlan0 for embeded Wifi on Rasberry Pi 3?

When I don't have any USB dongles connected to the Raspberry Pi, wlan0 is assigned to the embedded WiFi adapter. However, when I have USB WiFi dongle connected, the dongle gets assigned wlan0 and the ...
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Access Point service is not starting on boot with systemd

I've followed this guide to enable both AP and client modes in my RPi 3 at the same time, and it's working fine (some tweaking involved). But now I'm trying to start the AP on boot, which is covered ...
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How do I connect a raspberry pi to a hidden network with no passkey using a static ip address

I am connecting a raspberry pi to help a friend of mine. The wifi network it needs to be on is on a hidden SSID that has no password for WEP or WPA (security is done through other means), and it needs ...
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RPI 2 B freezes when Wi-Fi dongle is inserted and doesn't detect it

I have an RPI Model 2B running Raspbian that works (almost) perfectly. I recently bought a TP-LINK WN725N V2.0 that I thought would work if I followed the instructions listed here. However, when I ...
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DWA-171 using 8812au.ko does not seem to work on Linux kernel version 3.18.8+

I have already tried the procedure described in (Drivers for dwa-171 wifi usb dongle) on several RPi's without success. Each attempt fails at the end of the process with "ERROR: could not insert '...
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Raspbian is loading the wrong modules for wlan0 and wlan1 [duplicate]

I have a few Pis running Raspbian 4.4.50-v7+ with a USB module attached. I would like wlan0 to be the Wi-Fi chip and wlan1 to be the USB module. It seems that sometimes it works, but other times it ...
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Enable wlan0 and wlan1

I want to connect to my WiFi network to the wlan0 and use wlan1 to provide WiFi to my devices. Is it possible to enable two wlans without using an USB adapter?
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Setting Raspberry PI 3 as wireless access point without internet access

I'm developing a project where I need to connect an Android device to a Raspberry Pi 3 to perform HTTP connections without using internet access. I just want to have a local domain. EDIT: I'm trying ...
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Turning WiFi Access Point ON/OFF

I've just created a WiFi AP on my RPi 3. I'd like to use it with my DSLR, so I don't need network if I want to do some timelapse. Now that works great, but I would like to use mainly "the normal way" ...
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Bcm 43143 Hostapd Driver Problem

I am trying to establish an AP media server with Raspberry Pi 2 and was following the Adafruit guide: setting up a Raspberry Pi as a WiFi access-point. I have completed that but at the start step my ...
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Is Asus USB-N10 Nano compatible with Raspberry Pi 2?

After I had not the best experience with my wifi adapter, I want to buy a new adapter: I saw on a website the Asus USB-N10 Nano. I'm using Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi 2. Will this adapter work with ...
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Replacing hostapd with wpa_supplicant

I want to get rid of hostapd, because it is very unstable, and use wpa_supplicant instead. What I did So I followed these instructions. I have a RasPi 1 with two external wifi dongles. I used a ...
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RTLWIFI drivers without a custom kernel?

According to multiple sources, the only way to get a USB wifi based on the RTL8192CU chipset into monitor mode is to use the RTLWIFI driver, instead of the stripped down driver that ships in raspbian. ...
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RPi sees my usb wifi dongle but doesn't see any APs

I have been trawling the net for days trying to get my RPi up as a Wi-Fi access point but I keep hitting the same problem, the dongle sees nothing over the air and nothing sees the dongle. lsusb sees ...
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Wi-Fi dongle not working

I have followed numerous tutorials to get my Wi-Fi dongle working on my Raspberry Pi, and when I use this command: iwconfig I get what almost all the tutorials show me, but I still can't get to ...
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Android cannot connect to Pi's wlan

I'm running a Node server on port :3000 and want to access it from other devices using Pi's wlan0 address. wlan0: 169.254.36.22 Accessing from Macbook works Accessing from iPhone works Accessing ...
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Multiple Raspberry Pi WiFi NetWorking

I have 10 Rasp. I want to communicate them with each other. Making one of them as an hot-spot Wi-Fi access point and connect the other 9 Rasp. to it, is possible. But it is not fault tolerant. If the ...
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Failed to start raise network interfaces & wifi devices say 'device not ready' in the network manager

I'm trying to get the wifi working on my raspberry pi but the devices say 'device not ready' and when the pi boots it says failed to start raise network interfaces. Any help would be appreciated. ...
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Configure WIFi settings with startup as a acces point

I need a way to make a RPi from scratch startup as a access point where user can connect from a PC or tablet or so. There from access a webpage where the user can setup as client WiFi connection. ...
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How to use both WiFi and Bluetooth dongles at once without powered USB hub with Raspberry Pi Zero?

I'm aware of the point to get powered USB hub, but my goal is to make the device as small as possible and decrease number of wires. The idea is to make a tiny otg male->two usb female passive hub and ...
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RetroPi on B+ - Slowness, music glitches when WiFi connected

I have a B+ with retropie 2.3 installed. I've sucessfuly connected a TP-Link TL-WN722N WiFi dongle. It seems that most roms run slower and have music glitches when dongle is connected. When I ...
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WiFi USB adapter for monitoring on the cheap [closed]

I want to buy a WiFi USB adapter which would allow me to monitor the packets using tshark, and it should preferably be cheap. I'd also want to know if there are cheap WiFi USB adapter with antenna ...
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Safest way to power a hungry Wifi adapter and the Pi from a single 5V source

My Pi is destined for the skies, so it will receive power at roundabout 5.3V via the BEC (battery eliminator circuit) which will be capable of delivering up to 10A (heavy duty BEC it is), so sourcing ...
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Raspberry Pi 3b+ WiFi hotspot with hostapd Failed to start Advanced IEEE 802.11 AP and IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP Authenticator

I have this: /etc/default/hostapd DAEMON_CONF="/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf" /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf interface=wlan0 driver=nl80211 ssid=HOTSPOT hw_mode=g channel=6 ieee80211n=1 wmm_enabled=...
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Is it possible to rename interface name programmatically in raspberry [closed]

I'm using 2 wifi dongles. First one is used to monitor and second one is used to access internet. Even if I changed /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules as below, at startup wlan0 cannot be ...
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Wifi adapter detected but doesn't work

I started my Raspberry Pi 2, connected to an external monitor. Everything works as supposed. I connected my USB Wifi adapter and it's being detected by the pi: $ lsusb ... Bus 001 Device 04: ID 0bda:...
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Wifi access point works but not when roaming between networks of the same SSID

I've been searching a while for an answer to this but I can't find the solution and my problem is quite specific. Basically I want to create an additional and seamless WiFi access point on my ...
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Raspi doesn't connect with wifi anymore. What am I doing wrong?

I had the wifi on my raspi 3B working perfectly for about 2 years. I then saw I had two wpa_supplicant.conf files: /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf I briefly checked ...
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Ralink 5572 hostapd fails at 5 GHz unless first run in 2.4 GHz band?

I selected a Ralink 5572 based USB dongle to enable creating a 5 GHz access point on a Raspberry Pi 2. I have found from trial and error that hostapd cannot use 5 GHz frequencies, unless first run ...
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SSH does not work via wifi on Pi with network cable unplugged

I set up wifi connection on Pi and can ssh into Pi both via LAN and wifi if the cable is plugged in on boot. If I unplug the cable, I can no longer ssh via wifi. If Pi boots up with cable unplugged, ...
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How to change MAC address using systemd?

I wonder how it is possible to change the mac address of a wifi dongle using systemd. I tried this but without success: cat > /etc/systemd/network/00-wlx*********.link <<EOF [Match] Name=...
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hostapd doesent work anymore

I was running hostapd and it worked fine but i had to reinstall the os and copied the config but now it gives me some problems. First of all hostapd was masked, then i unmasked it and tried to start ...
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setting up a static ip address using wifi but cannot access internet

I'm trying to setup a static IP address on my WIFI that can access Internet. this my file /etc/dhcpcd.conf interface wlan0 static ip_address=192.168.1.200/24 static routers=192.168.1.1 static ...
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How do I solve extra and missing wifi interfaces?

This is somewhat cosmetic. Too many IPs: When polling my net, my RPi3 B seems to be broadcasting two IPs, a 'ghost' DHCP one, and my preferred, static one. "No wireless interfaces found": Also, ...
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Access Point not working for Android phones

I have successfully created and access point to my local rapsberry pi 3 and I was able to connect the pi AP without internet with my iphone and when I open the browser and hit the raspberrypi.local it ...
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Is that possible to connect laptop to raspberry pi 3 through micro usb power port?

Hello recently I bought raspberry pi 3 kit, and I hope to make a smart mirror. Imagine If I make smart mirror successfully, and want to give to my girl friend. The raspberry pi are assembled, ...
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Possible to desolder onboard's Pi 3 wifi and bluetooth?

I intent to use another NIC through a usb port. I want to be able to physically plug/unplug it. Is this possible? References on how to do this for a beginner are much appreciated.
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How does the RPi 3 handle simultaneous LAN and WiFi connections

I have multiple model 3 Pi's deployed in remote offices with a wired internet connection coming from a Verizon LTE modem. Some of these devices are experiencing poor LTE connectivity, and are not ...
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Connect sensors to the raspberry pi using the inbuilt wifi

I am able to connect sensors using the GPIO pins. My Question is: Is there any possible way to connect any kind of sensors to the raspberry pi via Bluetooth or wifi? And get the data via the same!
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pi-gen + Access point as WiFi router/repeater with additional WiFi-dongle

We're using a forked version of pi-gen (https://github.com/RPi-Distro/pi-gen) to build custom RPi images. As part of the build, we're trying to set the RPi up as an Access point as WiFi router/...
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Arduino UNO and Raspberry Pi

I have got an Arduino UNO which I have purchased recently and a Raspberry Pi which I have been using for quite sometime now. I have got a ESP8266 NodeMCU AI-THINKER dev board as well. I have used the ...
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Failed on installing TPLINK Archer T1U WiFi dongle on Raspbian Jessie

The driver download page is here, http://www.tp-link.com/us/download/Archer-T1U.html#Driver. In the .pdf instruction it says that I need to edit configuration in makefile.c. However, there is no ...
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WiFi country code resetting

The WiFi country code keeps resetting to Andorra. My code is ZA. When it does connect occasionally, the net works fine. I have tried using the pull down preferences menu and the terminal to set it ...