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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby Ianc » Sun Feb 14 2016 19:38

Connect monitor and keyboard.....

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sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

Add the following lines using your own WiFi SSID and PSK PASSWORD
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allow-hotplug wlan0
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
   wpa-ssid SSID
   wpa-psk PASSWORD


To speed up boot and disable the cabled Ethernet delete these lines from /etc/network/interfaces
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auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp


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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby MobeyDuck » Tue Feb 16 2016 05:01

Disabling Ethernet like you just did shouldn't be a problem perse but if you change anything your network configuration, like change passwords or the name of your wifi, you would need access to Volumio.
You could do this via the serial interface but that would be quite a pain and costs you even more. (the cheap usb/ttl adapters don't have windows 7+ drivers since there knockoff and Microsoft had an driver update a few years ago). Or connect to a screen and keyboard but wheres the fun in that.

So I would not completely disable it, but set a static address outside of your normally used IP range and make sure you remember it. Saves you some trouble/re-imaging/re-installing.
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby Ianc » Tue Feb 16 2016 13:33

Hi MobeyDuck

Good point and sound advice.

My only misgivings are if you already have a port and cable then you don't really need this guide in the first place. But if someone gets Volumio working on the Pi Zero......
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby Onionhead » Tue May 03 2016 03:20

I just installed Volumio 1.55 on my raspberry Pi 3 which has wifi. I do not have the Pi connected to via ethernet as I would like to use Wifi.
When I boot up Pi / Volumio it seems ok until the very end of the process. Toward the end of the process, I get a message: Fail start par: service(s) returned failure: transient log.

As this is a first-time project for me. I am wondering if the failed message is related to no wifi being configured or is this type of message indicative of some other issues?

Thanks for any suggestions
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby chsims1 » Sun May 08 2016 07:33

Toward the end of the process, I get a message: Fail start par: service(s) returned failure: transient log.


This message, as far as I know, is nothing to worry about .. I get it too. I vaguely remember reading somewhere in the forums that it was a legacy result of the boot image.
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby sonerin » Sat Nov 12 2016 05:40

I had volumio 2 installed on pi 3 but after following the steps I am not able to connect to my house wifi. Anything I need to do for trouble shooting
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby Thijs_Rallye » Sun Nov 20 2016 17:48

sonerin wrote:I had volumio 2 installed on pi 3 but after following the steps I am not able to connect to my house wifi. Anything I need to do for trouble shooting


Does it connect to the WiFi if the ethernet port is plugged in? I've ran into a similar situation and eventually decided to strip the eth0 stuff out of interfaces as indicated in this topic.
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby sonerin » Tue Nov 22 2016 02:46

The wifi is not connected even with the ethernet port plug in. Using wired connection is all good
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby Bookingyo » Sat Dec 03 2016 00:57

I've been trying to get WIFI to work on my PINE64+WIFI module build but no go.

Even after editing the config file

sudo nano /etc/network/devices

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
allow-hotplug wlan0
wpa-ap-scan 1
wpa-scan-ssid 1
wpa-ssid "Network name"
wpa-psk "Network password"

It's just not connecting to my network.

Does anybody have any success with this setup?
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Configure Volumio WiFi on Pi without using cabled Ethernet

Postby michelangelo » Sat Dec 03 2016 13:13

Pine wifi is still a Work In progress
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