I had a similar issue. I did this and it did work. I had to create /lib/firmware and /lib/firmware/brcm on my Raspbian 8 jessie install.garlicbready wrote: ↑Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:28 pmFirst try the following
# Remove the Driver
modprobe -r brcmfmac
# Load in the Driver
# Check Dmesg for any errors
# List all network ports
If you see an error in the dmesg log like this, then your likley missing the needed firmware files
brcmfmac_sdio mmc1:0001:1: Direct firmware load for brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.bin failed with error -2
In that case go to https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmware- ... 80211/brcm
and download the brcmfmac43430-sdio.bin and brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt files into the directory
/lib/firmware/brcm/ then try again
I'd be interested to know if the latest firmware has improved reties issue.MaxK1 wrote: ↑Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:31 pmI have 4 Pi 3's - One of them has a "problem" with the interface to the wifi side of the chip - BT works fine. Since that Pi now lives in a metal case, I wasn't too worried about it and installed an external USB adapter (either a Ralink or Realtek) depending on what I left plugged in. I think it got zapped moving the board from a "test" environment to its permanent home. Since then, I've been more careful to observe ESD precautions (it's the only Pi out of 14) that has any kind of "problem". On the other 3, wifi "works" but slower than an external dongle and more prone to re-tries and disconnects.
freedom123 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:26 amMy RPi3 is set up as a print server and connects to the home network using on-board wifi.
Disappointingly the Pi drops the wifi connection on its own and then the network printer connected to the Pi does not work.
Is dropping its wifi connection a known issue?
As a work around, I have connected the Pi to a Ethernet LAN and it is now stable.
This is not ideal and I would prefer the Pi to stay connected to the wifi.
It has been released. The latest Stretch install should get it all, as will apt update/apt upgrade.