Following the video, couldn’t get a wireless connect… but adding the extras about country code, and file location for the boot:wpa_supplicant file, did fix the issue for me. Seems to be mandatory.
This problem has/IS driving me crazy and I have asked so many times at so many different places I have lost track of what is what, so please forgive me if I don’t mention something obvious here/now.
I have a RPZ(W) I bought from Core a while back.
It works connected to my WAP.
But needs must and I need to CONTROLLABLY switch it from that WAP to another.
Sounds easy but isn’t.
I was nearly up to speed with Jessie then Stretch came along and I’m back to knowing nothing.
It became so difficult I had to connect the monitor etc to try - and even then it failed.
It connects to the WAP.
I go up to the top right and click on the wifi Icon. I see the list of SSIDs available.
I select my second wifi SSID. Enter the password and the icon changes from the wifi (little dot with the arcs rising above it) to the two “ethernet” arrows (one up one down) with a red cross through them. Network disconnected.
Moving my mouse over the icon I get a message like:
I give up.
What I am ultimately wanting to do is switch between SSIDs from the CLI/TERMINAL.
I’d better stop here as to not spook you too much of the problems I have been through.
Have just written to the site re setting up RPI0W headless with stretch lite and Window 10 . The basic setup did not work. No wireless communication and no SSH config. Fixed these by inserting etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf from a working RPI0W and a new ssh file from gedit into the sd boot directory.
At the time of previous writing used only Linux terminal which did not work and had not tried putty - PUTTy works -user name pi and password raspberry.
What a procedure!!?
I put the file in the boot partition and it was copied to /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf by the system as it booted for the first time. Both ifconfig and iwconfig still show no IP address and indicate that the pi is not associated with an access point.
ssid=“MyWiFiNetwork” (network as listed on your iPhone etc)
psk=“aVeryStrongPassword” (as setup on the WiFi host)
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK (as setup on the WiFi host)
This works perfectly fine on both Raspbian Stretch with desktop, and the lite version. If you’ve made non-standard changes to the operating system, for debugging purposes you could create a fresh uSD card with a fresh install of Raspbian to test the config file operation. If it works on the fresh uSD, then there are factors involved on your original uSD beyond the scope of this guide.
I have a raspberry pi zero w and i am hoping to connect a camera and two motors. My hope would be able to remotely connect and control it in some fashion and stream from the camera is this a plausibly possible project?