burnedfaceless wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:36 pm
When I plug my Raspberry Pi 3 B+ directly into the modem it does not connect to WiFi. However when I have it plugged into a router it does connect to WiFi.
Any idea why this is?
A modem and a router are 2 different things .
A modem will normally just do the connection from the ADSL or broadband to a single LAN port , there will be no network switch or Wi-Fi on a modem.
A router on the other hand will have a modem, a network switch and most probably Wi-Fi, so it will not only do the connection between the ADSL or broadband but also provide several LAN ports and Wi-Fi connection options.
So the first thing you need to decide is exactly what are you trying to connect the pi to.
Then you need to select a tutorial that is not only pi based but uses an OS that is available for install on the pi.