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  • #94771
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    g0nz0uk
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    Hello,

    I’m bought a WiFi USB adapter, the Edimax 7811 and the only way I can get it to connect to my WiFi is if I run the commands:

    sudo ifdown wlan0
    then
    sudo ifup wlan0

    This is my config:

    pi@retropie ~ $ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

    auto lo

    iface lo inet loopback
    iface eth0 inet dhcp

    allow-hotplug wlan0
    iface wlan0 inet manual
    wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
    iface default inet dhcp

    root@retropie:/home/pi# nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

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

    network={
    ssid=”myssid”
    psk=”mypassword”
    }

    it never connects automatically, have I missed something?

    #94788
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23344

    Some people have commented out wpa-roam like this #wpa-roam you can also try adding auto wlan0under auto lo

    I usually just use the first method here and I haven’t had any problems:

    https://github.com/retropie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Setting-Up-Wifi

    Hope it helps.

    #94796
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    g0nz0uk
    Participant

    Thanks a million, that URL did the trick I had one line slightly wrong.

    #94799
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    herbfargus
    Moderator

    glad it worked out, feel free to mark the thread as resolved from the drop down menu at the top 🙂

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