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Headless with Wifi Unable to ssh/ping

Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:08 pm


My setup
PI 3B+
OS : Raspian

Trying to connect the pi headless using my laptop.
Both Pi and Laptop are connected to same wireless router.

Added the below config in wpa_supplicant.conf with correct credentials

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ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
country=<Insert country code here>

 ssid="<Name of your WiFi>"
 psk="<Password for your WiFi>"
Also added ssh file to boot folder fo SD card.

On bootup can see Pi is connected to Wifi, router lists the Pi with IP address(
When I try to ping the Pi from Laptop using this IP, get below error

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Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from Destination host unreachable.
please help in setting the Pi in headless mode correctly.

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Location: Oxford UK

Re: Headless with Wifi Unable to ssh/ping

Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:33 pm

Assuming you have
<inserted Your Country code and wifi creds..>

before you pull your hair out give the router a reboot ;)

even after investing in a netgear RX7000 ac router i still have occasional dhcp issues when adding new devices to my network that resolve with a router restart but otherwise confuse and befuddle me.

To check validate that you pi picked up the ssh and network config from you ssh and wpa_supplicant.conf file, inspect the boot partition If successfully processed these files will have been deleted from your boot partition. If still present they were not processed correctly as expected.

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