BrianOBrien wrote:I connected the PI to my router by cable, ssh'd in, then plugged in the USB stick.
dmesg seemed recognise stick and two wlan interfaces were added to the /etc/network/interfaces file.
I added the ssids and passwords to the /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf configuration files and rebooted.
ifconfig only saw eth0 and lo.
I tried changing the connection type from manual to dhcp and auto.. no go.
Two wlan interfaces are NOT added to the /etc/network/interfaces file. That is the default set up for that file and with current versions of the kernel do NOT edit file /etc/network/interfaces to configure the wifi interface.
There are three different versions of the Netgear WNDA3100 - v1, v2 and v3, and each version uses a different driver. Which version is yours as you almost certainly need to install a driver to get it to work as ifconfig does not show wlan0. The output of command lsusb
should show the USB ID for the wifi which will identify which version it is. Also post the output of command uname -a
as if it needs a driver installing I then may be able to point you to the right one to download.
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