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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:42 pm

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eth0     Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:57:31:34
     UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
     RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
     TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
     collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
     RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)   TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo     Link encap:Local Loopback
     inet addr:127.0.0.1   Mask:255.0.0.0
     UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
     RX packets:472 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
     TX packets:472 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
     collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
     RX bytes:38160 (37.2 KiB)   TX bytes:38160 (37.2 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 90:f6:52:10:4e:39
     inet addr:92.0.96.116   Bcast:92.255.255.255   Mask:255.0.0.0
     UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
     RX packets:13215 errors:0 dropped:4302 overruns:0 frame:0
     TX packets:399 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
     collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
     RX bytes:3685225 (3.5 MiB)   TX bytes:91572 (89.4 KiB)
I had tried to set the Wifi up through the toolbar icon, firstly through "Network Preferences" and then configured the "Interface wlan0", but only managed to fill in the IP address (got the IP from my laptop when I Googled "What's my IP"), and then configured my SSID, again putting in the IP address, but before asking for help I had cleared both fields. My Wifi stick finds my SSID and connects to it when I give the "Pre Shared Key", which I presume is the password, but I still cannot connect to any webpage, be it http://www.google.co.uk or http://www.raspberrypi.org.

I hope this information is of use, took me a while to copy it all out :P

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:55 pm

Why does your WLAN0 interface have a public (talktalk) IP address assigned to it? Normally a WiFi adapter would connect to a LAN with an address from 192.168.xxx.xxx/24, 172.[16-31].xxx.xxx/16 or 10.xxx.xxx.xxx/8 network address blocks.

What does an ipconfig /all run in a Windows command window show?

You should get something like

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   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.33(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 05 August 2015 09:16:33
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 08 August 2015 09:16:44
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : [redacted]
                                       192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : [redacted]
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : [redacted]

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
                                       8.8.8.8
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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:37 pm

Nice thing about the EDIMAX is it flashes when just scanning. The WiPi looks dead until you connect to something. So I can actually SEE my WiFi crashing. The WiFi light stops flashing as soon as I plug the Ethernet cable in. I unplug Ethernet and WiFi starts working again. The problem must be the USB 2.0 Ethernet driver:
[ 148.307962] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC1E1
[ 167.412655] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link down
[ 178.371451] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: hardware isn't capable of remote wakeup
[ 179.028465] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: hardware isn't capable of remote wakeup
[ 231.517888] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1
[ 247.240135] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link down
[ 249.096722] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1
[ 299.535232] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link down
[ 310.477985] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: hardware isn't capable of remote wakeup
[ 311.678764] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: hardware isn't capable of remote wakeup
[ 342.660434] usb 1-1.2: USB disconnect, device number 4
[ 349.055450] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1
[ 375.313387] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link down
[ 384.137737] usb 1-1.4: USB disconnect, device number 5
[ 384.143904] rtw_cmd_thread: DriverStopped(0) SurpriseRemoved(1) break at line 482
[ 385.773352] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: hardware isn't capable of remote wakeup
[ 385.907529] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: hardware isn't capable of remote wakeup
[ 390.150394] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1
[ 398.195503] usb 1-1.4: new high-speed USB device number 6 using dwc_otg
[ 398.297131] usb 1-1.4: New USB device found, idVendor=7392, idProduct=7811
[ 398.297159] usb 1-1.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 398.297177] usb 1-1.4: Product: 802.11n WLAN Adapter
[ 398.297193] usb 1-1.4: Manufacturer: Realtek
[ 398.297210] usb 1-1.4: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001
[ 411.005564] usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 7 using dwc_otg
[ 411.119777] usb 1-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0a12, idProduct=0001
[ 411.119804] usb 1-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 411.119822] usb 1-1.2: Product: CSR8510 A10
[ 1305.673384] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link down
[ 1315.075560] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0 eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E
At the end I unplug the WiFi and Blueetooth dongles and hotplug them back in, everything works fine after that. I then unplug the Ethernet cable and plug it back it, again no errors. So I don't think it's a power supply issue. Both my Pi 2 exhibit the same behavior and going back to older firmware didn't solve the problem.

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post-up script not executed?

Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:29 pm

Maybe someone can help me with the following issue:
I want to use the PiB 512 as a wireless access point for a wireless SMB service.

This is how my /etc/network/interfaces looks like:

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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
address 192.168.2.129
netmask 255.255.255.0
post-up /usr/local/wlan_ap.sh
post-down pkill -15 hostapd
post-down rm /var/run/hostapd/wlan0
Due to the bug mentioned here http://sirlagz.net/2013/02/10/how-to-us ... r-part-3b/ I had to remove wlan0 from /etc/default/ifplugd

/usr/local/wlan_ap.sh starts hostapd, smbd and adds required routes to the route table. Everything works fine if I start the script manually. For some reasons, however, the post-up statement in /etc/network/interfaces for the same script does not seem to work; the script does not seem to be executed. When I boot the Pi, wlan0 has the correct address and netmask afterwards - so at least this part seems to be evaluated.

Does anybody have an idea why? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks a lot for any support

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:58 pm

I am very frustrated trying to get WiFi working on my new Raspberry Pi A+. I replaced the original dongle I bought by an Edimax EW-7811Un and followed the instructions on this page

http://www.savagehomeautomation.com/pro ... dapte.html

and all the suggestions in the comments, but can't get the networking to work. My dongle flashes its blue light, but that's it. I don't know where to turn next. Does anyone have any troubleshooting suggestions?

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:18 pm

pheon42 wrote:I am very frustrated trying to get WiFi working on my new Raspberry Pi A+. I replaced the original dongle I bought by an Edimax EW-7811Un and followed the instructions on this page

http://www.savagehomeautomation.com/pro ... dapte.html

and all the suggestions in the comments, but can't get the networking to work. My dongle flashes its blue light, but that's it. I don't know where to turn next. Does anyone have any troubleshooting suggestions?
I would have expected the EW-7811Un to work without you needing to make any changes to your wifi configuration as the driver is included and the wifi was already set up. And the tutorial is rather old, Oct 2012, so may not be applicable with the latest versions of raspberry kernel.

What version OS are you using? If you are able can you post the output of commands

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uname -a
ifconfig -a
cat /etc/network/interfaces
sudo cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
then we may be able to determine what the problem is.


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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:45 pm

MrEngman wrote:
pheon42 wrote:I am very frustrated trying to get WiFi working on my new Raspberry Pi A+. I replaced the original dongle I bought by an Edimax EW-7811Un and followed the instructions on this page

http://www.savagehomeautomation.com/pro ... dapte.html

and all the suggestions in the comments, but can't get the networking to work. My dongle flashes its blue light, but that's it. I don't know where to turn next. Does anyone have any troubleshooting suggestions?
I would have expected the EW-7811Un to work without you needing to make any changes to your wifi configuration as the driver is included and the wifi was already set up. And the tutorial is rather old, Oct 2012, so may not be applicable with the latest versions of raspberry kernel.

What version OS are you using? If you are able can you post the output of commands

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uname -a
ifconfig -a
cat /etc/network/interfaces
sudo cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
then we may be able to determine what the problem is.

MrEngman
I had another thought after posting that maybe it was the other end of the WiFi connection causing the problem. I dug out an Apple Time Machine and set up the WiFi on that, and was able to connect that, so I think the Raspberry Pi and the Edimax EW-7811U are working OK. The problem now seems to be that I cannot connect to my main WiFi network, which is a Verizon ActionTec MI424WR. I use exactly the same setup, but with the wpa-ssid and wpa-psk updated. I can connect to one, but not the other.

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uname -a
Linux raspberrypi 3.18.11+ #781 PREEMPT Tue Apr 21 18:02:18 BST 2015 armv6l GNU/Linux

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cat /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wpa-ssid xxx
wpa-psk xxx
wpa-key_mgnt WPA2-PSK
address 192.168.1.28
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 192.168.1.0
broadcast 192.168.1.255
gateway 192.168.1.1

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:20 pm

Another curious thing. When I connect to my Time Machine WiFi network, the Raspberry Pi has two IP addresses.

192.168.1.9 and 192.168.1.28

I can ssh to 192.168.1.9 and the output of

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ifconfig -a
is

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lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 74:da:38:42:07:31  
          inet addr:192.168.1.28  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:2919 errors:0 dropped:77 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:344 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:481068 (469.7 KiB)  TX bytes:45497 (44.4 KiB)
Where is the other IP address coming from?

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:42 pm

The issue about 2 IP's has been mentioned quite a few times recently in the forum. I believe it to do with the new wifi set up in raspbian 2015-05-05 with regard to using fixed IP's.

Example here viewtopic.php?f=28&t=111709. Also if you look at the last post in that thread it looks like it points to another thread with details of a possible fix.


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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:48 pm

The secondary IP address is a feechur introduced with the raspberrypi-net-mods changes to the network manager stuff. It's a cruel plot to confuse and befuddle all the folks who run headless with static IP addresses defined in their interfaces files.

They changed the way to assign static addresses but completely failed to document how it works now and how updating the interfaces file is 100% wrong and leads to two IP addresses.
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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:27 am

I've tried everything in this article (twice) and everything on my Pi seems to be set correctly. I get through all the steps successfully, however, I am still not getting an internet connection and it appears to be because the Pi is not getting assigned an IP adddress. In wpa_gui I get "Completed (station)" under Status, and details of the network in the other slots, but it is blank under "IP address".

How do I check if the Pi is getting onto my home network?
How can I force the router to assign it an IP address?

Thanks!

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Fri Aug 21, 2015 3:55 pm

I am new to the Raspberry Pi world but would like to ask a WiFi question. I have a Raspberry Pi 2 and was attempting to get OSMC or OpenElec to load. Raspbian ran fine but the Media type OS's would not load. The Raspberry was plugged into a range extender.
I thought this might be a problem so i moved it to my router and tried again and it worked fine also the TV is much larger where the router is as apposed to where the extender is.
Did the install work because of the larger 1080 TV or because it was plugged directly into the router?

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:15 pm

i am using usb wifi adapter to connect remotely (headless) and ethernet for internet connectivity, its working well, but when i update and then reboot, usb wifi adapter is not recognized, i have tried setting static for both "ethernet" and "wlan", but no help

i cannot run commands to force connect wifi as i dont have any screen, its working perfectly if i do not update .

tried,
ifdown wlan0
ifup wlan0

but no help so far

thank you very much indeed :)

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:44 pm

ralphaq wrote:i am using usb wifi adapter to connect remotely (headless) and ethernet for internet connectivity, its working well, but when i update and then reboot, usb wifi adapter is not recognized, i have tried setting static for both "ethernet" and "wlan", but no help

i cannot run commands to force connect wifi as i dont have any screen, its working perfectly if i do not update .

tried,
ifdown wlan0
ifup wlan0

but no help so far

thank you very much indeed :)
Do you need to update the driver? What wifi dongle are you using?

Post the output of command lsusb so we can see what dongle you are using.


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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:06 am

hello everyone,
i am currently running pwnpi 3.0 on a Raspberry Pi B+ with an alfa AWUS036H (RTL8187 wireless adapter) and my problem seems to be that it is not appearing in the modules. I tried installing the drive (RTL8187) but cannot seem to find how to do it with that specific one.... Thanks in advance!! :D

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:20 am

MrEngman wrote: Do you need to update the driver? What wifi dongle are you using?

Post the output of command lsusb so we can see what dongle you are using.

MrEngman

i am using "COMFAST CF-wu810n"
'lsusb' returns :
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0781:557e SanDisk Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

i initially installed the driver using viewtopic.php?p=462982#p462982 this post.
there is no problem untill i run "apt-get update"

thanks MrEngman :)

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:24 am

ralphaq wrote:
MrEngman wrote: Do you need to update the driver? What wifi dongle are you using?

Post the output of command lsusb so we can see what dongle you are using.

MrEngman

i am using "COMFAST CF-wu810n"
'lsusb' returns :
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0781:557e SanDisk Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

i initially installed the driver using viewtopic.php?p=462982#p462982 this post.
there is no problem untill i run "apt-get update"

thanks MrEngman :)
apt-get update shouldn't cause a problem but apt-get upgrade could if it updates the kernel version.

When you update your kernel version you will also need to update the wifi driver using the link you posted.

To avoid having to update the driver whenever you update the kernel there is now an alternative driver built into the kernel, however, to get it to work you will need to install the firmware it uses. However, some people have complained about it causing problems and prefer using the driver from the link above.

To get the built in driver to work you will need to use the command

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sudo wget https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu/raw/master/rtl8188eufw.bin -O /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
to install the firmware and then edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/8188eu.conf using command

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sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/8188eu.conf
and either comment out the line

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blacklist r8188eu
by adding a "#" to the beginning of the line or delete the line. After making the changes you will then need to reboot your Pi to make the driver active.


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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:28 pm

my output is:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1997:2433
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter

and output for "uname -a"(in case needed for who knows what):
Linux pwnpi 4.1.6+ #810 PREEMPT Tue Aug 18 15:19:58 BST 2015 armv61 GNU/Linux

i tried looking up how to install driver but don't find the correct one on the instructions... Anything helps :D :D

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:46 am

piersonm7 wrote:my output is:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 1997:2433
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:8187 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter

and output for "uname -a"(in case needed for who knows what):
Linux pwnpi 4.1.6+ #810 PREEMPT Tue Aug 18 15:19:58 BST 2015 armv61 GNU/Linux

i tried looking up how to install driver but don't find the correct one on the instructions... Anything helps :D :D
Sorry missed this one.

A driver for this wifi is included in the image so no need to install a driver. You should only need to configure the wifi to get it working.

You can do that by adding the following section to the file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

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network={
        ssid="your network name"
        psk="your network password"
}
using your own network name and password. Or take a look here.


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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:37 am

are you sure there is nothing wrong because mine doesn't show up in the modules... and i was trying to get it set up on airmon-ng but it has nothing shown

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:31 am

MrEngman you don't happen to do 3G dongles by any chance?

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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:32 am

piersonm7 wrote:are you sure there is nothing wrong because mine doesn't show up in the modules... and i was trying to get it set up on airmon-ng but it has nothing shown
From the info you posted you are using the latest version of Raspbian and the driver is included and is rtl8187.ko. You could try updating the realtek firmware

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek
but I'm not sure that will make any difference. It is possible that airmon-ng is using a mode that is not compatible with the wifi dongle you have.


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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:35 am

PlanB wrote:MrEngman you don't happen to do 3G dongles by any chance?
Sorry, but I've no idea about 3G dongles.


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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:12 pm

Hi ,

Steps i followed :
1. Downloaded Raspbian image from official website.
2. Burned it in SD card.
3. Planned to connect pi via Ethernet cable with laptop for using laptop's wifi (laptop is connected to dlink wifi router).
4. Went through this link , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwLAC0JSKKE ,
5. Enabled laptop internet sharing , enabled automatically get ip for LAN connection of pi.
6. Did ipconfig in windows CLI ,noted the ip address(169.254.8) as mentioned in video and added that ip addredd in cmdline.txt of raspberry pi as mentioned in video.
7. Started xming, putty with ip address 169.254.11 , able to access pi gui by , lxpanel .
8. Pinged www.google.com in CLI of pi,unknown host.
9. Watched many sources to find why this is happening , typed ifconfig in pi CLI found that wlan0 is missing.
10. Searched in internet for the same , but no post for wlan0 missing if connected pi to laptop via ethernet, all posts are regarding if connectivity with wifi dongle, in which they said to download necessary drivers.
i am doing same for 10 days now i am lost .

Can any one please make me understand what i need to do next or rectify my steps ?
Thanks
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Re: WiFi Issues ? Start here !

Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:38 pm

i am not currently running raspian i am running pwnpi 3... but i did try that and still got nothing... is there anything else i could try? i am using a AWUS036h wifi dongle and it is a RTL8187.... it says that it supports it in the pwnpi website but for some reason it just doesn't recognize it other than through the usb port (lsusb)...

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