jacksaw658
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RPI3 wifi won't work?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:24 am

After multiple attempts to try and get the wifi connected to my router, I have not been able to get it working. The wlan0 says its associated with my network ID but theres this long string enx....b58 that states Link is down, thanks in advance for the help!

SurferTim
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Re: RPI3 wifi won't work?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:20 am

That long string enx<mac address> is the ethernet interface. If the ethernet port is not connected to a router, it will show down, but it shouldn't interfere with your wifi connection.

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Re: RPI3 wifi won't work?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:54 am

Firstly, what Operating System is running on your RPi? (Probably the initial - 2017-08-16 - release of Raspbian Stretch?)

Secondly, are you attempting to configure the WiFi via the Raspberry Pi Desktop GUI, via the shell (command line), or via pre-configuration of the microSD card so you can access it 'headless'?

What form of WiFi authentication does the Access Point you are associating with use?

[To answer your implied question: Yes, the built-in WiFi interface on an RPI3 does work with recent releases of the Raspbian OS.]

jacksaw658
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Re: RPI3 wifi won't work?

Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:25 pm

I'm using the most recent operating system raspbian.
I did end up trying to access the wifi through the command line, but I don't recall if the gui was working before hand.
Also, it uses WPA with PSK

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Re: RPI3 wifi won't work?

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:48 am

jacksaw658 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:25 pm
I'm using the most recent operating system raspbian.
I did end up trying to access the wifi through the command line, but I don't recall if the gui was working before hand.
Also, it uses WPA with PSK
All the routers I've used need to have the Pi MAC whitelisted, otherwise they just ignore it.

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Re: RPI3 wifi won't work?

Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:51 am

asandford wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:48 am
All the routers I've used need to have the Pi MAC whitelisted, otherwise they just ignore it.
That's never been a problem for me. The Pi shows up and is treated like any other device on my network. All your routers must have MAC address filtering turned on (normally that's off by default).

@OP, I can also assure you the Pi3 WiFi works as intended. If yours is not working, then either you are doing something wrong, or your router has some non-standard settings that's messing something up.
My password is the last 8 digits of Pi.

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Re: RPI3 wifi won't work?

Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:22 pm

HawaiianPi wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:51 am
That's never been a problem for me. The Pi shows up and is treated like any other device on my network. All your routers must have MAC address filtering turned on (normally that's off by default).
I don't use cheap 'domestic grade' routers that compromise security over 'user friendliness'; MAC address filtering is on (I've not looked to see whether you can actually turn it off), and you have to jump thru' hoops to add MACs.

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