kaksi
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WiFi: IP address in the range169.254.3.x?

Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:27 pm

I set up WiFi (raspbian-jessie-lite) using the tutorial https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ess-cli.md. Everything OK, I just had some fears when I saw the IP address 169.254.3.34. Effectively, WinSCP cannot connect.

I suppose the easiest way to solve the problem is to assign an address like 169.168.1.x - permanently, because I am mostly using the PI w/o keyboard.

I googled a little bit and only found solutions expecting much more background that I have. I would be grateful for a step-by-step instructions, like in the tutorial.

jbudd
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Re: WiFi: IP address in the range 169.168.1.x?

Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:45 pm

The IP address 169.254.3.34 is an indication that your Raspberry Pi did not obtain a valid address from the router.

Putting the right info in /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

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network={
    ssid="Your SSID"
    psk="Your Password"
}
will work for 90% of home wifi netorks.
So first check that file, reboot and see if it gets a proper IP address - often 192.168.1.n

If not, you need to check the way your router is set up and if you find it is using WEP encryption, this is a good time to change it to WPA/PA2.

kaksi
Posts: 92
Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:19 am

Re: WiFi: IP address in the range 169.168.1.x?

Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:27 am

The TP-LINK TL-WR1042N / TL-WR1042ND gives quite a lot of possibilities. I skipped WPA/WPA2 - Entreprise and tried WPA/WPA2 Personal:
Version: Automatic; WPA-PSK; WPA2-PSK.
Encryption: Automatic; TKIP; AES.

I tried all 9. Realtek connects.

BTW,I would not mind to run it w/o encryption, WiFi does not get out of the house.

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