We are trying to connect the Raspberry Pi from the video payload to WiFi and are having problems. We have updated our wpa_supplicant.conf file since we are trying to connect to a PEAP network but I noticed that the /etc/network/interfaces was also updated to reflect the Ubiquiti system which could be affecting our ability to connect to the internet. We have also tried to use a WiFi dongle with no luck.
What configuration are you running under /etc/network/interfaces? I believe that there is a commented out portion that is responsible for setting up the EDIMAX. You would simply just uncomment and change the ADHOC name that is broadcast.
Post by Skylar MSGC on Mar 27, 2017 9:41:10 GMT -7
You are correct in thinking that the interfaces file is interfering here. It sees two connections and goes with the ethernet connection as a priority. There should be multiple interface files in /etc/network/. They are backups for each of the different setups that you can use with the Raspberry pi. You can use the cp command to copy over the one you want. Also make sure that the ethernet cable is not plugged into the pi when you are trying to connect to the wifi.
cp [source] [destination]
the source is the file you want to copy to the destination
cp interfaces.ubiquiti interfaces
This will overwrite the interfaces file with what is in interfaces.ubiquiti
The interfaces file for the RFD uses adhoc, you will not be able to connect to a wifi network using this file. To connect to wifi you will have to copy the original interfaces file(interfaces.org or interfaces.bak) to /etc/network/interfaces. Then you need to connect the pi to a monitor and keyboard and run the wpa_gui to enter the credentials for the wifi network. By doing this you will not be able to connect to ubiquity, to connect to ubiquity you would have to copy the interfaces.ubiquity file back to the interfaces file. Be sure to keep copies of the .rfd and the .ubiquity so that you can easily revert back to the settings needed for the payloads and remember once you change the settings you will not be able to connect from the ground station computer so you will need a keyboard and monitor connected to the pi. If you google around for network settings you need to look for info in Debian Wheezy and not Debian Jessie, the network settings are very different between the two.