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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Unusual network behavior on Pi Zero W running Raspbian Buster 2020-02-27 release

I brought up a Pi Zero W last month running the then-current Raspberry Pi OS (Raspbian Buster) 20-02-27 release. It has updated itself to linux kernel 5.4.51+. This headless system is running 5 ...
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RPI 4 - WIFI not working

I enabled VNC using raspi-config in the Interfacing Options, but a VNC connection test from a client failed. I rebooted the RPI, and it failed to come on the wireless network. Disabling VNC hasn't ...
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Multiple Wireless Interfaces each connects to a specific SSID

I have multiple GoPro cameras, which are running as multiple access points. I bought a few wifi dongles trying to connect each dongle to each camera. My plan is to specify each dongle (with its stable ...
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Access 192.168.2.x from 192.168.0.x

My Rpi-2 is connected to my home router which assigns an IP address 192.168.0.x to all its clients. I have created a network bridge on this rpi so that it shares the main routers connection with the ...
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FTP port forwarding in Passive mode

I had been experimenting with an FTP server setup using vsftpd on my Raspberry Pi but running into issues with getting 'passive mode' to work. (I have an Xfinity Gateway so I've heard that could be a ...
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Raspberry Pi Zero W not connecting to WiFi

Context: I'm trying to set up pihole as per these two tutorials. I'm using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. I created an SSH file which I added to the sd card. I also created a wpa_supplicant.conf file as per ...
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Wifi grayed out for secure networks

I have a Raspberry Pi3 Model B. I was using it with wired internet and it worked well. But now, due to a move, I can't use a wired network anymore. I would like to use the university's secure wifi. ...
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Run a subprocess in administrator mode

I'm trying to add a wifi network on the raspberry pi via bash inside a python script. I want to run a subprocess in administrator mode inside a python application, does anyone have any suggestions to ...
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Raspberry Pi wifi scan working, but cannot connect to wifi

I have a kinda strange WiFi issue. I just bought a WiFi USB adapter for my RPi2, and I can list the Wifi networks, but if I add the credentials to the wpa_supplicants file, it does not want to connect....
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Access Point and NodeJS frontend

I have set up a wireless access point with my RPi 3 B+ as per the official instructions on the RapberryPi website, and that works well. I can connect to the internet via my RPi access point. I would ...
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Intermittent Wifi

I have a Pi Zero W running a fully up-to-date version of Raspbian (buster). For some reason, the Zero isn't reliably connecting to my wifi. I followed the wifi configuration steps here. I've also ...
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Manage scarce resources - prioritize routing over nextcloud using nice

I set up my RaspberryPi Model 4 B with Raspbian 10.4 as a wifi router. I also installed NextCloud. In some situations (uploading many files at once), Nextcloud can overload the system (read: CPU, ...
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How to switch network when the current network slows down or drops out

My raspberry 3 is connected to Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and ppp0 (configured using UC20 GSM). All three connections work perfectly individually. But when I combine all three networks on the Pi 3 it will get ...
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How to use RPi model 3B+ as Router with highest bandwidth? (VPN)

Basically, I'm trying to use my Pi as a VPN-Protected router and AP. I've tried RaspAp (hostapd with a web gui and some extra stuff) and hostapd by itself, but hostapd by itself wouldn't work with my ...
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Raspberry Pi OS - 2 WLAN interfaces (onboard + USB dongle), 2 SSIDs

I have a RPi 4 8GB with the latest Raspberry Pi OS (August 2020) installed. I need to connect to 2 different APs: wlan0: onboard wlan1: USB dongle Here is the configuration so far: /etc/...
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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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raspian wifi: will it switch over ho higher priority wifi when detected?

Say I've got this wifi config: /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf: network={ ssid="wifi_A" psk="passwordOfA" priority=1 } network={ ssid="wifi_B" ...
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How to control raspberry pi (gpio and peripherals) using an app from anywhere in the world [closed]

For a school project I am undertaking, I need to send commands to a raspberry pi device wirelessly far away from the Raspberry Pi itself. The goal is to send commands which will: i) Control a motor ...
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How to configure WPA2 in IEEE 802.11s mesh network?

I have a small Wi-Fi mesh network based on IEEE 802.11s. I am trying to configure WPA2 security in my network by using wpa_supplicant utility. But my configuration does not work, my nodes do not see ...
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How to configure netplan access point to only allow WPA2 AES on Ubuntu server 20.04?

I am trying to configure a raspberry pi in my cluster as a kind of gateway. I followed the answer in this question... Ubuntu Server 18 Wifi Hotspot setup ...to get my access point up and running. ...
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I see two Octopi instances on my Raspberry Pi - why, and how can I stop this?

I installed Octopi on a brand new R Pi straight out of the box, connected it to my Wireless network and to my Ender3D and all went well for a few days, until I started having odd symptoms, such as ...
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Installing TP-Link AC600 High Gain Wifi on Raspberry Pi 4

My pi is running in my shed, quite a distance away from my house. It's working but I thought I would try and improve its wifi signal by purchasing a high-gain wireless adapter. I'm having a nightmare ...
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Raspberrypi Zero W, portable, data logging doesn't work without WiFi

I would appreciate if anyone could give me some directions here. I have an MPU6050 accelerometer connected to RP Zero. I made it portable so that I could collect data outside. On start up, with ...
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Can we use RPi as main router which directly connect to ISP provided broadband cable to access internet?

Im beginner to RPi and networking as well so i have very basic question for start. i am trying to build a internet wifi router using RPi3 with the help of material available on internet. But i can ...
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Wifi to ethernet bridge on a RPi 1B(+) with proxy arp

I'm trying to setup a wifi to ethernet bridge on a RPi model 1B (maybe B+, I can't remember) to connect a device with ethernet only to a wifi network. It's a freshly installed system, so latest ...
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Raspberry PI's wlan0 interface stops working after plugin a USB device

I am working on a project with a raspberry pi 4B, I am building a NAS drive out of a RPI, I have installed samba, hostapd and dnsmasq for my project. The hostapd is installed wlan0 interface and is ...
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Ubuntu repositories on raspbian/raspberry pi OS

Im trying to set up a wifi repeater on my pi using an alfa dongle. The drivers are available in both the kali and ubuntu repositories but not in native raspbian. I can find many tutorials for setting ...
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How to set up wifi station mode and access point mode simultaneously and keep ZeroConf

I have a raspberry pi zero with raspbian buster OS. I followed this tutorial to set up station mode and access point mode simultaneously, and it works. Question is now I cannot visit my rpi zero with ...
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Raspberry Pi4 does not show up on wifi networki

i just bought a pi4 and try to do a headless setup (without monitor, keyboard or mousse). The issue I am heaving is that I don`t see it on the home network after I connect it to the router. I tried to ...
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Delete Wifi Credentials from Raspbian cloned image

I have a custom Raspbian image (based on Raspbian lite + some additional software installs) and I would like to clone this image and distribute it as part of an opensource project. How can I delete ...
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Is it possible to connect my Raspberry Pi to a hotspot over WiFi, then give that hotspot device an IP on my home network?

I own a dashcam that creates a WiFi hotspot that I can connect to using my phone and download all the footage. However, that is extremely annoying to do, so I want to make something automated to ...
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My Raspberry Pi 3 B Cant Connect To My New Wifi Router

I Just got a new NETGEAR RAX80 Nighthawk Router and my Raspberry Pi 3 B (not plus) running retropie won't connect to my wifi. I've tried: Making sure my SSID has no underscores. Connecting it to LAN ...
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Control Raspberry Pi depending on Wifi-Users

I hope this the right place to ask this. I'm currently working on the following project: I'm creating a "digital dashboard", consisting of a tv and a Raspberry Pi 3B+. The tv just shows ...
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Pi Zero W loses WiFi Connection when streaming video feed from camera

Background: Pi Zero W with Raspbian 10 (buster) installed. I have a small script that runs a local flask server that streams the video feed from a NoIR Picam at 480p. script and process described here ...
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How can I setup an automatic network manager popup in Kiosk mode?

I've set up raspberry pi 4 to auto-start chromium on kiosk mode. So far I've been setting up the wi-fi credentials via raspi-config. I would like instead, that once chromium tries to request a website ...
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“wlan0: carrier lost” untimtly WiFi deconection on raspberry pi 3b+ and pi0 W

I am facing this bug since few days. I am using: Rpi 3b+ or Rpi0W, Buster-lite with last update, Kernel : 4.19.118+ I using Ubiquti WiFi AP and dnsmasq for managing the lan, both working normally with ...
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RPI 3B+ will not USB boot if wifi stick is plugged

I normally boot my RPI 3B+ from a USB SSD (RaspiOS Buster Lite, may 2020 version), but when I plug an external wifi dongle (Mediatek Ralink RT5370N) it just does not boot and the red LED stays on ...
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How can I duplicate an SD card for deployment on another RPi

I need to build about 10 identical RPi Zero W units. I used an existing unit which worked, cloned it in Win32Disk, and plugged that SD card in a new unit. The new unit previously had no issues running ...
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DLNA server, ad-hoc wi-fi, and connection with an Android DAC player

After trying different things, I'm stuck on my project. I'm a linux noob, so this doesn't help for sure. There is my project : I want my rpi 3b+ to be a DLNA server for my DAC player with an ...
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NetworkManager on Ubuntu Mate keeps asking the password

We recently changed the router and set up the devices and everything worked fine. Except there is my raspberry pi 3 which cannot connect to the new router. It doesn’t show any errors but it simply ...
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hostapd: Pi 3 built-in WiFi going up and down every second

I am using a Pi 3 Model B running Raspbian buster and kernel version 4.19.118-v7+. I have been trying to configure it to run as a WiFi repeater using the built-in WiFi (wlan0) which is configured to ...
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raspberry pi access point status

I have created an access point on my raspberry pi, now I wish write a python program to check if an access point has been created or not? is it possible to know through command line or python library....
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Wifi dropping Raspberry Pi 4 (8 GB) [closed]

I run ping -c pi_address and at times get 0% packet loss. But every minute or so, the same command returns 100% packet loss, leading me to believe that the internet connection is unstable on my unit. ...
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IP address missing from router DCHP table

I've got a 3b+ which I have successfully attached to my WiFi and I can access internet etc fine. I want to set the IP to be static as I am running it headless. I went to my router to do this and it ...
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Raspberry pi 4 - wi-fi only works after dhcpcd restart - related to docker networks on same pi?

I'm having issues with wi-fi on my raspberry pi 4. It doesn't work on start up and I see the message "No wireless interfaces found" - ethernet is working fine at this point. When I run sudo ...
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raspberry pi connected to wifi but not responding

I am following this tutorial to convert my rpi 4 into an access point. I followed all the steps except installing node, Go and resizing the image. After entering the credentials to my wifi in the ...
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Creating a hotspot and connecting Pi to the internet over WiFi?

I would like to create a WiFi Hotspot using the Raspberry Pi. It does not have to provide a internet connection to the devices which are connected. But the raspberry Pi should still be connected to ...
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Cannot see RPI ad-hoc network from android phone [closed]

I installed on RPI zero W a ad hoc wifi network, through this github project: https://github.com/simondlevy/RPiAdHocWiFi I works perfectly with my mac, and my iphone, so I can connect correctly (...
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Issue with Pi 4 and 1wire

I've got a Pi 4 and went to hook up a couple sensors, the first being a DHT11, it's working fine. The second being a DS18B20, on the 1-wire interface (using the standard GPIO pin 4). The circuit is ...
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ubuntu server nmcli is not showing ssids

I have raspberry pi 4 with ubuntu server 64 bit installed. I'm trying to connect my pi with another wifi but unable to connect. I used netplan to connect with first wifi successfully connected. but ...

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