Grey Old Boy
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WiFi

Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:33 pm

I am finding setting up Raspberry pi +B 2 very frustrating. I purchased a WiFi Dongle RT5370 which claimed to be compatible with pi without need for downloading drivers. When I lsusb the RT5370 is included in the list of items connected. However, when I try to connect to internet there is no configeration -= no joy here either.

Can anyone out there advise me on how to get RT5370 working.

My ultimate aim is to establish connection with my iPad to control pi.

Desperate Grey Old Boy

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Gravesy
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Re: WiFi

Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:08 pm

What does lsusb list, exactly ?
And what output do you get if you use

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lsmod
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RobHenry
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Re: WiFi

Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:48 pm

You need to provide more information in order for people to help. What operating system are you using? What steps have you taken to try and configure the WiFi? Did you read through the documentation here http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... /README.md ?

It's clear you are frustrated but so are people who want to help but cannot because the correct level of information hasn't been provided.

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Re: WiFi

Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:53 pm

WiFi is indeed a bit of a nightmare with the Raspberry Pi, and it isn't helped by the fact that the internet is full of conflicting and often out of date advice. At least, it can be a problem when you use different wifi adapters.

You should find this a reliable tutorial: http://www.modmypi.com/blog/how-to-set- ... on-raspian

If it doesnt work for you, let us know what error messages you get, and post the contents of your /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
(You might want to hide your SSID and password before posting!)

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Re: WiFi

Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:58 pm

Or use https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruits-ra ... h-raspbian
NB: If the icon is not on the desktop you can find it in the Menu (under Preferences).

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Re: WiFi

Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:57 pm

jbudd wrote:WiFi is indeed a bit of a nightmare with the Raspberry Pi, and it isn't helped by the fact that the internet is full of conflicting and often out of date advice. At least, it can be a problem when you use different wifi adapters.

You should find this a reliable tutorial: http://www.modmypi.com/blog/how-to-set- ... on-raspian

If it doesnt work for you, let us know what error messages you get, and post the contents of your /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
(You might want to hide your SSID and password before posting!)
Hard to install for some wifi controllers. But not nightmare. General rule for best result. Find last driver/firmware source. Compile it. Set regulatory domain.

Problem starting when there is no opensource driver/firmware for last kernel.
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Re: WiFi

Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:02 am

The posts above make it sounds like this is really hard. It's not.

The RT5370 chipset works out of the box on raspbian - simply run wpa-config from the desktop and it should be up and running in a minute or less. We don't know if the OP is running raspbian so his use case may not be so straightforward but linking to a set of instructions that discuss editing files or installing modules is only going to scare off a new and inexperienced user.

Grey Old Boy
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Re: WiFi

Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:32 pm

Gravesy wrote:What does lsusb list, exactly ?
And what output do you get if you use

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lsmod
?
lsmopi@raspberrypi ~ $ lsmod
Module Size Used by
snd_bcm2835 18850 0
snd_pcm 75388 1 snd_bcm2835
snd_seq 53078 0
snd_seq_device 5628 1 snd_seq
snd_timer 17784 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd 51667 5 snd_bcm2835,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_seq_device
arc4 1745 2
rt2800usb 17898 0
rt2800lib 71839 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00usb 8764 1 rt2800usb
rt2x00lib 37292 3 rt2x00usb,rt2800lib,rt2800usb
mac80211 483934 3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00usb,rt2800lib
cfg80211 395318 2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
crc_ccitt 1153 1 rt2800lib
rfkill 16651 2 cfg80211
joydev 8903 0
evdev 9950 6
uio_pdrv_genirq 2958 0
uio 8119 1 uio_pdrv_genirq
d shows:

Where as lisusb lists devises:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 045e:000b Microsoft Corp. Natural Keyboard Elite
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver

Hope any of this makes sense.

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Re: WiFi

Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:37 pm

I don't know why I am have such dificulty in connecting wifi to my internet. I have used Raspbian/Prefernces/WiFi configeration - whent
scanning identifies my router then it will not connect the information in front window just keeps recycling and will not settle down/register. I have also tried to set up the internet via command control using Nano. See above reponse to earlier with listings.

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Re: WiFi

Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:41 pm

Grey Old Boy wrote:I don't know why I am have such dificulty in connecting wifi to my internet. I have used Raspbian/Prefernces/WiFi configeration - whent
scanning identifies my router then it will not connect the information in front window just keeps recycling and will not settle down/register. I have also tried to set up the internet via command control using Nano. See above reponse to earlier with listings.
What's the protocol used for our wifi access point? I had trouble with wpa2-enterprise, but the pi could easily connect to either unsecured, wpa, or wpa2 (non-enterprise) APs.
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Re: WiFi

Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:08 pm

I don't see anything in there indicating any clear errors...
I suspect electronicsguy may be onto something with the encryption protocols though.

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