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    Configuring raspberry pi 3 as stand alone WiFi

    Anyone here been successful configuring one?
    For the last two days, have been attempting this on a Raspberry Pi 3.

    Even after following the instructions posted on Raspberry.org, donít know what Iím missing. Not sure whatís going on, want to know if anyone here has been successful that might help me.

    My intent, once I get this accomplished, is to then use my Raspi3 to round dump1090 and feed other databases such as adsb and FR24. Iíve been able to do this while at home, in my network, but, Iíd like to take it outside of my network and use it while on the road or at work.


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    Try editing, or creating this file

    /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf


    You need to have this in the wpa_supplicant.conf file
    In the quotations, you add your wireless info.

    ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
    update_config=1
    country=US

    network={
    ssid="SSID CASE SENSITIVE"
    psk="password"
    key_mgmt=WPA-PSK



    this was my biggest problem with getting it to connect. upon install, the Pi should have setup your interfaces on it's own since the wifi is built in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dav5049915 View Post
    Try editing, or creating this file

    /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf


    You need to have this in the wpa_supplicant.conf file
    In the quotations, you add your wireless info.

    ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
    update_config=1
    country=US

    network={
    ssid="SSID CASE SENSITIVE"
    psk="password"
    key_mgmt=WPA-PSK



    this was my biggest problem with getting it to connect. upon install, the Pi should have setup your interfaces on it's own since the wifi is built in.
    Will try this soon as I get back home. Iíve seen this before but, I was so mixed up following instructions online. Specially when it came to do the ďsudo apt-get updateĒ commands. Turns out, it didnít always got everything on the first try. Meanwhile, I kept adding and changing stuff with the end result is that nothing ever worked.


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    Ok. Added the file. I still canīt see the rpi3 as a standalone wifi network.
    However, on the desktop, when I click on the wifi icon, thereīs two wlan interfaces;
    wlan0 and wlan1.

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    Ah, never mind.
    The wlan mystery solved, I had an extra wifi dongle laying around, and it was plugged into the rpi3.

    I still canīt see it as a stand alone wifi.

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