[clug] Raspberry Pi WLAN issues

Peter Ellis vk1pe.peter at gmail.com
Sun Sep 18 11:50:32 UTC 2016


Did I not address the message to the list? Dang! It's what I thought
was happening, and made sure this time.

Thank you. I've got to follow up all you've offered.

I can't see how to break out of OpenElec into the underlying Linux system.
How does that work?
It's got to be there, somewhere.

(a lurker)

On 18/09/2016, Stephen Gibson <Stephen.Gibson at anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi Peter,
>           You may get more help on the CLUG list.
> I don’t have a RPi3, but do run Kodi on a RPi1, with an ethernet connection
> (ethernet over power line adapter).
> The Openelec web page
> http://openelec.tv/forum/12-guides-tips-and-tricks/7503-wireless-networking-101
> <http://openelec.tv/forum/12-guides-tips-and-tricks/7503-wireless-networking-101>
> suggests:
> J. Things to check if wireless does not work:
> - You do not have an Ethernet cable plugged in!
> - You set network to WLAN (not LAN)
> - You set the right network interface (normally wlan0)
> - Check there are no spaces and strange characters in the network name or
> passphrase in settings.xml
> - Check there are no spaces and strange characters in the network name or
> passphrase in default.profile
> - Check that the network name and passphrase in default.profile matches
> settings.xml
> - Check your network is not hidden
> - Check your network does not have MAC address control active (if it does,
> make sure the wlan0 MAC is listed)
> Q: How do you know that the WLAN settings are correct; it sees the signal?
> I think the issue may be that Openelec only uses one network interface, and
> the wifi settings may not be correct.
> /var/log/messages will indicate if wlan is seen.
> Steve
>> On 18 Sep 2016, at 13:14, Peter Ellis <vk1pe.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is about a new RPi3, that I'm having difficulty getting to
>> recognise and use the WLAN.
>> I've been given this device, with OpenELEC (based on Kodi XBMC) on the
>> flashdrive.
>> It's fine on eth0. It runs seemingly without jittering.
>> The WLAN settings are correct; it sees the signal, etc. Unplugging
>> eth0 makes it 'dead'; rebooting without eth0 is also a dead loss.
>> I'd appreciate suggestions.
>> Thanks,
>> Peter
>> (lurker)

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