Cant connect to wifi New update, hubpiwi board
Looks like the WiFi country is not set.
You can set it with
sudo iw reg set <COUNTRY_CODE>and maybe try again the WiFi configuration to see if it associates ? That may work until the next reboot.
I would delete the existing
/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conffile and then try again to configure with a
wpa_supplicant.confcopied in the
@mitu i'll try setting country code via reg set, but ive tried deleting the supplicant before, and making a new one and the same thing happened
@mitu Reporting back
Tried to set the country with sudo iw reg set <COUNTRY_CODE> and got this
then went back, and again, deleted the wpa_supplicant.conf and recreated it
**tried to connect, and didn't work, so i went back again to localisation, and got this
won't connect. seems like a bug or something?
wpa_supplicant.confseems ok, the command is not, it should be:
sudo iw reg set US
<COUNTRY_CODE>was meant as a placeholder, you need to remove the
@mitu ok, went back and tried that. it let me set it, didn't connect, and it won't save upon reboot.
seems like a bug.
and after Rebooting
Try reproducing the error with the latest Raspberry Pi OS Lite.
If the WiFi works, then you can install RetroPie manually over it - see https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Manual-Installation/. If the WiFi doesn't work, then try reporting it in the Raspi OS forum at https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=66.
@mitu thanks, i'll give it a shot and report back
@mitu Ok, so i installed raspberry pi os lite.
upon booting, it gives me usb device descriptor error, and on the desktop it says no wireless lan interfaces found. but the usb hub seems to all be working, i have peripherals attached to it, keyboard, controller, and mouse and all work. just seems like an issue with wifi
@mitu hey just in case youre interested, ive figured it out. it indeed was a driver issue
=i'm not sure if the driver was removed, or forgotten in the update? but the driver was the issue, i did searches, was able to track the drivers down, figured out how to install them, and everything works perfectly now.
so its definitely the case of either the driver missing in the 4.7.13 update, or a glitch. copied the driver file 8188eu-5.4.72-v8-1356.tar.gz to the boot section, extracted it to its own directory, installed..and BOOM..everything works a charm now
so its definitely the case of either the driver missing in the 4.7.13 update, or a glitch.
As explained before, it's not a RetroPie issue - but a regression in the Linux kernel as shipped with Raspbery Pi OS. I think this issue is similar to your problem or [this forum topic]*https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=246587).
copied the driver file 8188eu-5.4.72-v8-1356.tar.gz to the boot section, extracted it to its own directory, installed..and BOOM..everything works a charm now
That's good, except that you'll get the same problem if/when you upgrade your system and the kernel version will be upgraded - currently is at 5.10.17. Keep an eye on http://downloads.fars-robotics.net/wifi-drivers/8188eu-drivers/ if you intend to upgrade, it looks like the drivers are updated and kept in-sync with the Linux kernel included in Raspberry Pi OS.
@mitu i'm on 4.7.14 retropie image now. everything is working. if the drivers dont work again when a new upgrade is released, i'll just have to install an older driver again. not a big deal. just glad its working.