Ralphish
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Connecting to internet

Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:24 am

I would be grateful for advice as so far my efforts have been frustrated. I am using an English version Pi 400 in France and I have a French Livebox via which I connect to the internet using my laptop. When I attempt to connect the Raspberry against the name of the Livebox there appear 5G and a padlock symbol.
I understand that I have to insert the French code. Is this 33 - the same as the telephone code?
Further I have to insert the password of the Livebox. I understood this to be the same as the security code (first 8 digits).
I have tried connecting both through wi-fi and the ethernet without success and I have to admit that I find the handbook remarkably unhelpful. It does not even tell a total beginner how to switch on and whether it is possible to return to the set up Wizard.
If anyone can spare a few minutes I shall be most grateful but please do not assume too much prior knowledge!

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Re: Connecting to internet

Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:47 pm

You likely need to set your Country before it will work, I'm not on raspberry just now, but it is in something like raspiconfig, if not, check the menu for 'System'.

Normally you enter the SSID & WPA pass phrase.

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Re: Connecting to internet

Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:01 pm

Ralphish wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:24 am
I would be grateful for advice as so far my efforts have been frustrated. I am using an English version Pi 400 in France and I have a French Livebox via which I connect to the internet using my laptop. When I attempt to connect the Raspberry against the name of the Livebox there appear 5G and a padlock symbol.
I understand that I have to insert the French code. Is this 33 - the same as the telephone code?
Further I have to insert the password of the Livebox. I understood this to be the same as the security code (first 8 digits).
I have tried connecting both through wi-fi and the ethernet without success and I have to admit that I find the handbook remarkably unhelpful. It does not even tell a total beginner how to switch on and whether it is possible to return to the set up Wizard.
If anyone can spare a few minutes I shall be most grateful but please do not assume too much prior knowledge!

Raspberry Pi documentation for network configuration is here - https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... networking

If you still need to configure the connection yourself, the Country Code you will need is specified to be a TWO LETTER Code.- it cannot be '33'. FR is more likely.

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Re: Connecting to internet

Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:12 pm

KeithMck wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:47 pm
You likely need to set your Country before it will work, I'm not on raspberry just now, but it is in something like raspiconfig, if not, check the menu for 'System'.

Normally you enter the SSID & WPA pass phrase.
Normally (for Raspberry PIOS) that's part of the initial setup (Localisation) but can be corrected/changed later via raspi-config (Menu version or from the command line). @Ralphish AFAIK it's not 33 but a two letter code, possibly FR (for FRance). The SSID and passphrase can be entered from the task bar network tool (icon) or, IIRC, via raspi-config. However, again IIRC, if the country code was not entered during initial O.S. setup, that needs to be done and the Pi re-booted first.
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Re: Connecting to internet

Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:02 pm

Ralphish wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:24 am
I have tried connecting both through wi-fi and the ethernet without success and I have to admit that I find the handbook remarkably unhelpful.
The country code is needed for wireless connection only.
I only ever plugged Pi ethernet cable into a switch or directly into home router, and immediately internet access was possible (eg. "ping 8.8.8.8").
Likely that your "French Livebox" is different to switches/routers I have ever used.
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Re: Connecting to internet

Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:53 pm

HermannSW wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:02 pm
Ralphish wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:24 am
I have tried connecting both through wi-fi and the ethernet without success and I have to admit that I find the handbook remarkably unhelpful.
The country code is needed for wireless connection only.
I only ever plugged Pi ethernet cable into a switch or directly into home router, and immediately internet access was possible (eg. "ping 8.8.8.8").
Likely that your "French Livebox" is different to switches/routers I have ever used.
Missed the "ethernet failure" :oops: Like yourself ethernet connection to the various routers (both ISP provided, or others I've "piggy-backed"** onto the main network) I've connected to have "just worked" so long as they provided a DHCP service - maybe that's (part of) @Ralphish's problems?
Trev.

**http://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi ... uters.html
Still running Raspbian Jessie or Stretch on some older Pi's (an A, B1, 2xB2, B+, P2B, 3xP0, P0W, 2xP3A+, P3B, B+, and a A+) but Buster on the P3B+, P4B's & P400. See: https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_pi/raspiidx.htm

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Re: Connecting to internet

Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:09 pm

HermannSW wrote:
Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:02 pm
Likely that your "French Livebox" is different to switches/routers I have ever used.
That is doubtful. Orange’s stuff is built by Sagem, Technicolor et al.
Pretty standard and not very good in my experience. But I don’t know they should be allergic to Pis.

The OP should run raspi-config on his Pi. And perhaps check the admin pages of the livebox.
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