WiFi on Armbian problem
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(08-31-2018, 08:43 AM)Rocklobster Wrote: I'm running the Rock64 24/7 on the Armbian Distro for the last 4 months via wifi and not a single issue with it. It's either a) your particular Distro, b) your wifi adapter and the driver version you're using or possibly c) how your connection between your router and your wifi is being handled. Have you Ethernet as well as wifi connected to your Rock64. If so try disconnecting the Ethernet.

How close is your Rock64 located to your router. Is there anything else in you LAN that might be causing conflict. Have you tried using a different channel on your router. Maybe a conflict from your neighbour.

Plenty to check outside of your Rock64 so might be worth going this route.

Thanks for the response.

I'm pretty certain it's a driver issue, I live in a fairly unpopulated place, I have 3 raspberry pis setup and using WiFi dongles which are working seamlessly, plus plenty if other kit.
I can swap adapter around and the Pis always work, the Rock64 though will not reliably work, it's been difficult since day one which was in Debian Jessie, but I got the adapter working.  I'd upgraded to Stretch and a while after out of the blue the Wi-Fi stopped working.
I've tried Armbian, Debian minimal 64bit, Ubuntu minimal, Ubuntu LXDE in the last days and none work with the Pine64 WiFi adapter.  I tried swapping out the adapters from the Pis and thought I'd found one that worked, but now that is misbehaving too.
All the adapters see my network SSID so drivers are loading, but when you enter credentials in nmtui they just refuse to connect; this only happens in the Rock64, all other devices connect to my network faultlessly.  The pine64 wifi adapter is currently rock solid on my PiZero, wont work on the Rock64 though.

EDIT: To ensure I wasnt going crazy I reflashed the SD card with Ubuntu Desktop, swapped the original Pine64 WiFi adapter back in. Well it got an IP address and I could do an update, after restarting, it couldnr get an IP address, then it lost the SSID, it added a new SSID_1 which also didnt work. I deleted all the networks in nmtui, restarted and it found an IP address, but its so slow I cant even do an update. And then it ceases to work altogether again. Swap the adaper pack to PiZero, works perfectly with no setup...
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WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-19-2018, 04:49 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by evilbunny - 08-19-2018, 05:00 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-19-2018, 05:08 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by evilbunny - 08-19-2018, 05:18 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-19-2018, 05:32 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-30-2018, 11:58 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-19-2018, 10:40 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-20-2018, 02:40 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-21-2018, 05:33 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by Rocklobster - 08-21-2018, 05:59 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 08-21-2018, 07:10 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by Rocklobster - 08-31-2018, 08:43 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 09-01-2018, 09:03 AM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by Rocklobster - 09-01-2018, 01:38 PM
RE: WiFi on Armbian problem - by scalextrix - 09-08-2018, 01:13 AM

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