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  1. #31
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    If you have a spare card, why not try this approach.

    Make a fresh image of piCorePlayer v5.0 using Etcher

    https://repo.picoreplayer.org/insitu...layer5.0.0.zip

    Remove and re-attatch the card to your computer (I'm talking Windows OS, it's the same procedure for any other OS).

    Open the boot partition and you will find a folder called wpa_supplicant.conf.sample.txt.

    (I'm not sure if that is correct, but you get what I mean)

    Open the file with Windows WordPad or Notepad++.

    Read down the text and fill in the details, Country, SSid,password.

    Save the file and exit.

    Back in the boot partion edit the file name to remove the extra text, so it is just

    wpa_supplicant.conf
    save.

    Then just open the file again and check that the details are present and correct.

    Put the card in the pi, with or without the wireless dongle.

    Do not attatch the Ethernet cable, power the pi on and wait for two or three minutes.

    Then check if it is on the network.

    If you have an "official" pi power supply it should provide enough power for the dongle.

    atb

    ronnie

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    I scanned back through the thread, I don't see a discussion about country code......are you setting your country code properly? And is your router set to a proper channel for your country?
    The country code is set to GB and the router was set up by the Quickline Internet engineer and everything else works ok.

  3. #33
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    That doesn't mean it's right. Not all devices properly conform to CRDA requirements. How is the router configured?
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  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Man in a van View Post
    @diode84

    If you have a spare card, why not try this approach.

    Make a fresh image of piCorePlayer v5.0 using Etcher

    https://repo.picoreplayer.org/insitu...layer5.0.0.zip

    Remove and re-attatch the card to your computer (I'm talking Windows OS, it's the same procedure for any other OS).

    Open the boot partition and you will find a folder called wpa_supplicant.conf.sample.txt.

    (I'm not sure if that is correct, but you get what I mean)

    Open the file with Windows WordPad or Notepad++.

    Read down the text and fill in the details, Country, SSid,password.

    Save the file and exit.

    Back in the boot partion edit the file name to remove the extra text, so it is just


    save.

    Then just open the file again and check that the details are present and correct.

    Put the card in the pi, with or without the wireless dongle.

    Do not attatch the Ethernet cable, power the pi on and wait for two or three minutes.

    Then check if it is on the network.

    If you have an "official" pi power supply it should provide enough power for the dongle.

    atb

    ronnie
    Not quite sure what you are proposing Ronnie but its not short of power at 5v as its fed from a powered hub fed from a 5v 2a psu.

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    That doesn't mean it's right. Not all devices properly conform to CRDA requirements. How is the router configured?
    Not sure what you mean by router configuration but a number of laptops all work on it and Daphile on a thin client which is quite similar, linux, LMS and Jivelite.

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    What channel is your router set to operate? And what are the other wifi operating parameters.
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    Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    What channel is your router set to operate? And what are the other wifi operating parameters.
    2.4G is set to auto (channel 1,)
    5G is set to channel 36.
    Normal IP address and subnet mask. Do you want any other parameters.

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    Without knowing how crowded channel 1 is in your area, I would try to change it to see if there is any impact.
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    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by paul- View Post
    Without knowing how crowded channel 1 is in your area, I would try to change it to see if there is any impact.
    I am about 1 mile from any other router and nothing has ever detected any other networks in range.

  10. #40
    I think it is time to give up on WiFi so far away from the router. The Pi doesn't seem very powerful on WiFi so I will have to wire a LAN connection.
    PiCorePlayer is brilliant and just what I needed so thank you to all involved and to all those giving help on the forum.
    Thanks again, all the best.
    diode84

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