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How-to setup wifi on piCorePlayer without Ethernet

There are situations where these methods will be useful:

  1. You have a Raspberry Pi without built-in ethernet (ie. RPiA, RPiA+, RPi0, RPi0W).
  2. You have a Raspberry Pi with built-in wifi (ie. RPi3B, RPi0W, RPi3B+).
  3. Wired ethernet is not available.
Add wpa_supplicant.conf to boot partition on PC

1.

Burn image to a SD card—see How-to burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card.

Note: Do not eject the SD card as you need to add "wpa_supplicant.conf" to the boot partition.

2.

Create a new file, or download a sample wpa_supplicant.conf

Type or the following using your text editor (ie. Notepad++).


Used for Quick setup at boot.

Can be later maintained in pCP web interface.

Do not use special characters.

User maintains by placing this on the boot disk to update.

pCP will not modify in any way.

Special Characters are allowed.

3.

[Save As] the file "DRIVE\:wpa_supplicant.conf" to the boot partition.

On a PC, DRIVE will be the drive letter for your SD card. (ie. F:)

4.

Eject SD card.

5.

Insert SD card into piCorePlayer.

6.

Apply power.

Using setup with keyboard and monitor

1.

Login into your piCorePlayer.

login as: tc

password: piCore (default)

piCore login terminal

2.

Type "setup".

Setup - Important message

3.

Click [Continue].

Setup - Main Menu

4.

Click [OK].

Setup - Wifi Status Menu

5.

Click [No].

Setup - Wifi On Off Menu

6.

Click [On].

Setup - Wifi Menu

7.

Special Characters are not permitted.

Enter SSID.

Enter Password.

Enter Security.

Click [OK].

Setup - Wifi Status Menu

8.

Click [Yes].

9.

Click [Exit].

10.

Type "pcp br".

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