Can't connect to WiFi anymore - SSID's not showing up anymore
Pi Model or other hardware: 3
Power Supply used: official raspberry
RetroPie Version Used: 4.3
Built From: Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website
USB Devices connected: 2TB HD flat32
Controller used: Wiimote
WiFi worked without a problem the last 6 months. Yesterday, I did two things:
- I manually mounted a usb hard drive (see guide)
- I set up an additional wiimote controller (see guide) to my existing ps3 controller.
Shortly afterwards I noticed that retropie->WiFi->connect to WiFi Network does not list the WiFi networks it should list. This is what it lists:
H Hidden ESSID
Both my home network and my iPhone hotspot (who are up and running) are not listed (as well as all the neighbours' stuff).
I do not know whether this issue is related two the external hd mount or the wiimote setup.
I have checked WiFi country and it is correctly set.
Output of Show IP Adress is:
Your IP is :
Output of 'ip addr show':
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN group default qlen 1
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,SLAVE,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state DOWN group default qlen 1000
Any idea how I get this back running?
Is the external driver powered through the Raspberry Pi USB port ? Does the problem go away if you remove the drive ?
Yes, it has no other power supply than the usb port.
If I remove the drive I do not have the retropie menu item in EmulationStation anymore (Just Last Played and Favorites).
@dandy_j A 2TB drive will draw more power than the Pi might be able to supply. You didn't specify which power source are you using, but I suggest you use a separate power source for the external hdd.
@mitu: power source is Stontronics Switching Adapter Model DSA-13PFC-05. Input 100-240V 50/60HZ 0.5A. OUTPUT 5.1V 2.5A
Everything else works fine.
I guess I can use a separate power source for the external hdd by using a usb hub in-between, but my sole usb hub is broken, so unless a wonder happens, I'll have to wait till Monday to check this proposal out.
I did now externally power my usb hd via an usb hub. However, this did not resolve the issue. Any other ideas?
@dandy_j Can you run
sudo rfkill unblock all(from the terminal, after exiting Emulationstation) and see if you can detect the wifi networks afterwards.
Is your WiFi configured for 2.4 Ghz b/g or it's just 5Ghz ? The PI only has 2.4 Ghz capabilities.