Pi Update Breaks WiFi

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Pi Update Breaks WiFi

Post by BeJay » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:18 pm

Hello fellow followers,

If you happen to do the latest "Jessie" update (or use PPAs from Jessie) you might find your Wifi won't work with wicd-curses properly any more. This is because it changes the /etc/network/interfaces file from this:

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet dhcp


to this:

auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

There is a bug fix for wpa_supplicant package installer, but it hasn't been fixed yet...

To fix it just manually edit the /etc/network/interfaces page to this:

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auto lo

iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet manual
wpa-roam /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet dhcp


and it should work sweet!


Took me ages to find that, so check your /etc/network/interfaces file first!

Cheers

BeJay
Last edited by BeJay on Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:07 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Pi Update Breaks WiFi

Post by parkview » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:30 am

I haven't had time to play with it yet, but thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Pi Update Breaks WiFi

Post by seaton » Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:44 am

Yes this happened to me on the weekend

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