How to connect wifi with the current 2.5 setup???

The 2.5 version is working great on the Pi3 - 2 weeks now without a hiccup. Now, how can I remove the Cat-5 cable from the Pi3 and configure the built-in wifi? Or is the ‘stripped-down’ light version of Jessie not able to handle this? I’m still a Linux newbie, and need instruction from the Pi@piaware: $ ‘command line’! :question:

Jessie Lite should have no problems with WiFi. The only thing stripped out in Lite is the GUI which is basically useless for this type of application. The following instructions should work setting up WiFi on the FlightAware image. … Connection

Unfortunately, that didn’t work either. I ran it, but after ‘sudo wpa_gui’ the response back was “cannot connect to x server.”

Still stumped!


In addition to my post, I attempted the ‘supplicant’ add-on as well. Only the first two lines appeared:

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

The following lines did not appear. Should they? Or do I type them in as shown? Sorry to be such a linux doofus, but I’m stumped!



Assuming you know your way around the Nano editor, at a command prompt in a terminal session

sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Copy and paste the missing section into your conf file, change the ssid and password to match your wifi (keeping the quote marks) and save the file (ctrl-x and answer yes to the questions)

Then follow the rest of the instructions in the linked article, although in my experience the /etc/network/interfaces file is already populated as required.

See how you go with that :slight_smile:

You can’t run the wpa gui in Jessie lite because there is no gui interface :wink:

Son of a gun - it works great! Thank you!!! Now I can remove the trip hazard of the Cat-5 cable strung though my office and under my desk!