If you have added
# Maintained by user to the first line of your wpa_supplicant.conf file, the piCorePlayer GUI will completely ignore your configuration file. It can only be maintained by using a text editor.
- piCorePlayer has already been successfully setup.
- piCorePlayer is connected to the LAN using wired ethernet.
- The Wifi adapter is supported by piCorePlayer.
- wpa_supplicant.conf does not exist.
- wpa_supplicant.conf does not have
# Maintained by userat the beginning of the first line.
wpa_supplicant.conf will be overwritten each time you press [Save] on the [Wifi Settings] page.
Step 1 - Insert USB Wifi adapter (optional)
- If you are not using the built-in Wifi adapter, insert the USB Wifi adapter.
Step 2 - Go to [Wifi Settings] page
- Click on [Wifi Settings].
Step 3 - Turn Wifi on
- Select “Set Wifi configuration” > Wifi > “On” - (1).
- Click [Save] - (2).
This will refresh the [Wifi Settings] page with all the wifi options enabled.
Step 4 - Get SSID
- Click “Wifi information” > [Scan] to scan for available networks.
- Note the SSID of your Wifi network (or highlight with mouse and copy (ctrl-c)).
Step 5 - Fill in the “Set Wifi configuration” fields
- Type your “SSID” - (1).
- Type your “PSK Password” - (2).
- Type your “Country Code”—see Country Code. - (3).
- Click [Save] to save your Wifi settings - (4).
Your “PSK Password” will be converted to a secure “PSK Passphrase”. piCorePlayer does not save your password as plain text anywhere.
Step 6 - Connected to Wifi network
Confirm piCorePlayer has connected to your wifi network.
- Check “Wifi information” > “Wifi IP” for the IP address being used.
Step 7 - Remove ethernet cable
- Click [Main Page].
- Click [Shutdown].
- Remove the wired ethernet cable.
- Apply power to boot.
- When piCorePlayer has booted, you should be connected to your Wifi network.
When piCorePlayer changes from a wired network to a wifi network, a different MAC address will be used, resulting in an additional player instance being created by LMS. Also, as the network device has changed, your DHCP server will allocate a new IP address to the wifi device. This IP address will be different from the original wired network device’s IP address.
Step 8 - Reset Jivelite (optional)
If you have previously setup Jivelite with a different network device, you will need to reset Jivelite, then setup Jivelite again on the current network device.
- [Reset] Jivelite on the GUI [Tweaks] page.
- Setup Jivelite on the Jivelite screen.
- Click [Main Page] > [Backup].
- Setup Wifi without ethernet
- Wifi does not work
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