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Connecting USB Wifi
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:42:41 PM »
Hey everyone! I am not sure if I am missing something obvious I am trying to set my PB F8 to wifi and I don't know where I am going wrong. I have it working over Ethernet then when I plug in the WIFI adapter I can't find it on my network at all. I am sure that I need to set up my ssid and password somewhere but the other option I have in FPP is eth0 from the wired connection.


I am guessing if I was to connect to computer with usb cable that would allow me to access and set up wifi but for the life of me I can't find a usb a - a cable and was hoping there was another way.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 07:56:50 PM by fundmark19 »

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Re: Connecting USB Wifi
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 08:05:25 PM »
If no connection, then FPP can be connected via tethering. 
On smart phone go to settings/WiFi and select SSID FPP and use Christmas as password


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Re: Connecting USB Wifi
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 08:11:27 PM »
Just to be clear since I am a complete noob. When connected via ethernet switch to tethered in FPP then try and find on phone? Or plug in PB to phone and tether

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Re: Connecting USB Wifi
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2019, 08:12:18 PM »
If no connection, then FPP can be connected via tethering. 
On smart phone go to settings/WiFi and select SSID FPP and use Christmas as password


This is disabled be default on the BBB's as the default wifi drivers don't support it and it also disables the USB connections.


However, with the ehternet connected, you should be able to switch to the "kernel" drivers and then turn on the Tethering on the network settings page.   Then reboot with wifi adapter and it might work.   That said, if you happen to have a USB hub, that may also work.  Plug in both wifi and ethernet so you can configure both at once.

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Re: Connecting USB Wifi
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2019, 08:18:00 PM »
I will try the hub! I thought of it but since I am new to this wasn't sure if a hub would be supported.

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Re: Connecting USB Wifi
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2019, 08:49:05 PM »
Thank you everyone! Just so this is in writing for any other noobs that come along I was able to connect with the tethering process:


Hook up to PB F8 via usb to ethernet adapter
In FPP switch WIFI Driver to linux kernal
Go to bottom of page switch Tethering mode to enabled
Reboot PB
Go on smart phone and select FPP in your wifi settings and enter password
Find ip address of FPP in smart phones wifi settings
Go to ip address in browser
Add your ssid and password
Reboot FPP
Go into router and find new ip address
Access FPP under new address and everything is now done

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Re: Connecting USB Wifi
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2019, 03:08:44 PM »
Thank you everyone! Just so this is in writing for any other noobs that come along I was able to connect with the tethering process:


Hook up to PB F8 via usb to ethernet adapter
In FPP switch WIFI Driver to linux kernal
Go to bottom of page switch Tethering mode to enabled
Reboot PB
Go on smart phone and select FPP in your wifi settings and enter password
Find ip address of FPP in smart phones wifi settings
Go to ip address in browser
Add your ssid and password
Reboot FPP
Go into router and find new ip address
Access FPP under new address and everything is now done
Did you try this?
Hook up to PB F8 via usb to computer
In FPP keep WIFI Driver as external
Put interface mode to DHCP
Add your ssid and password
Reboot FPP
Access your FPP using http://fpp, fpp or http://fpp.local/
If that doesn't work then Go into router and find new ip address
Access FPP under new address and everything is now done

This might be easier and you don't need an ethernet adapter, you should have everything you need.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 03:44:29 PM by Poporacer »
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