Won't connect to WiFi

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K0DXV
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Won't connect to WiFi

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I bought a Pi-Hat kit. I've tried three different versions of PI-STAR, a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a Raspberry Pi 3B, and three different routers. No combination will connect WiFi. I'm completely baffled. Both Pi's when booted to a standard raspbien image have no trouble connecting to WiFi. I really don't know what to do next. All routers are standard 2.4 GHz with conventional security. Again - both the 3B and Zero W have no trouble connecting to any router with standard raspbien. Any enlightenment greatly appreciated.
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Re: Won't connect to WiFi

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K0DXV wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:09 pm All routers are standard 2.4 GHz with conventional security.
There is no such thing as "conventional security". Pi-Star assumes and expects that your router is setup to use WPA2. Open, WEP, and WPA need manual tweaking to get them to work and its just easier and better (security wise) to use WPA2.
K0DXV wrote: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:09 pm Again - both the 3B and Zero W have no trouble connecting to any router with standard raspbien.
Again, setup your router to use WPA2. You can't compare it to standard desktop raspbian, only raspbian lite.

Another thing, don't hide your SSID, its worthless as a security measure. In about 30 seconds anyone can deauth one of your devices and when it reconnects it will broadcast the hidden SSID and it is easily captured by anyone snooping.

If it still won't connect make sure your SSID is set to something simple, and same with your passphrase. There might be some special characters you are trying to use that the dashboard doesn't handle correctly, so avoid using them.

Another option is use the wifi builder: https://www.pistar.uk/wifi_builder.php

Another option is to setup wpa_supplicant.conf manually by reading the man pages.

And lastly if you still can't figure it out, hook it up wired and be done with it. For the RPi Zero W, buy a microUSB to ethernet adapter for 15 bucks.
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