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  • #120397
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    fistwielder
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    I’ve been having WiFi instability issues on multiple Raspberry Pi 3s running RetroPie 3.6

    I found a temporary solution. If I run the following command it fixes the Wifi issue until the next boot:
    sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

    Is there a permanent solution?
    If not, how do I create a script that will run this automatically every time it boots up? Or is there an existing script I can add this to?

    #120408
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    senkun
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    Is there a permanent solution?
    If not, how do I create a script that will run this automatically every time it boots up? Or is there an existing script I can add this to?

    easiest way is to just add the line

    sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

    to

    /etc/rc.local

    make sure it’s added above exit 0

    #120427
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    dankcushions
    Participant

    thanks for this! finally i have stable wifi 🙂

    #120586
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    fistwielder
    Participant

    Thank you senkun!
    This seems to be a Raspbian bug. Hopefully they will put out a permanently fix soon.

    #120588
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    buzz
    Keymaster

    I believe it is already fixed in the latest packaged kernel

    
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    
    #120626
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    dankcushions
    Participant

    seems to work without the etc/rc.local line after an apt update/upgrade, so even better! 🙂

    #120639
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    fistwielder
    Participant

    Thanks buzz!
    Setting this to resolved.

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