No wifi in Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

Scan wifi to check if your Raspberry detects available wifi

iwlist scan | grep <SSID>

If you see your wifi SSID in the out of the command above. Your wifi dongle is fine, and RPi is seeing your wifi.

Open raspi-config

sudo raspi-config
  • Select System Options/Wireless LAN
  • Select country
  • Input SSID and password
  • Select OK and Finish
  • If RPi asks you to reboot, DON’T.

There is case which raspi-config tell you that it

Could not communicate with wpa_supplicant

This happens quite often with RPi 2b (my model). One workaround is run:

sudo wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -D wext -c/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf -B
dhclient wlan0

and then repeat the raspi-config procedure above.

Auto connect to wifi after rebooting

To automatically connect to your AP after restart edit the wlan0 interface on your /etc/network/interfaces as follow:

allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
sudo reboot


May wifi be with you!

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