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Connecting to wifi/keyboard issues
#11
When i open the supplicant file its empty... there isn't anything in it. So I added the line country=us but I am assuming there should be much more in there...?

I also have the wifikeyfile.txt in the boot drive. Not sure which file I add the country=us too on the boot drive. This is confusing as heck. I did read over the links you posted but still confused as it doesn't mention everything you guys are mentioning here.
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#12
https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2017/0...cant-conf/

I found the above link... but looks like it has to be on a fresh install before you boot up the system for the first time. May try this in the interim.
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#13
I think I just may buy a USB hub... it will make it much easier when I need a keyboard + wifi dongle and or/blue tooth at the same time. They have a decent one on Amazon for $10.  Big Grin
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#14
Hey ABeezy1388!  I'm sorry that I was unavailable over the weekend.  If you still want to try the wpa_supplicant.conf method, I will try to lay out the steps here.

1)  Take your SD card from the Freeplay CM3 and pop it into your computer.  I'm assuming that you're on Windows, but it shouldn't matter much.
2)  The SD card should show up as a drive called 'boot.'  That is actually only one of the partitions that's on that SD card, but that doesn't really matter.  Windows and Mac won't show you the other partition.
3)  In the root of the 'boot' drive, create a new file called wpa_supplicant.conf
4)  Edit that new file you just created.
5)  Copy and paste the exact text that I will add in the code section below.
6)  Edit the file
7)  Change «your_SSID» to be the actual SSID of your WiFi network
8) Change «your_PSK» to be your actual WiFi password
9) Change «your_ISO-3166-1_two-letter_country_code» to US (or whatever country you're in)
10) Make sure that your text editing software doesn't change " to “
11) Close and save the file
12) Safely eject the SD card
13) Pop the card back into your Freeplay CM3 and boot it up.  It should (in theory) connect to your WiFi.


Code:
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev
update_config=1
country=«your_ISO-3166-1_two-letter_country_code»

network={
   ssid="«your_SSID»"
   psk="«your_PSK»"
   key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
}
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#15
Well I got the USB hub and boom worked with no issues what so ever. Much easier spending the 10$ instead of trying all this stuff! Didn't have to pick my country or do any of that!. I will just use the USB hub in the rare occasions I need more than one thing plugged in! Tongue
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#16
Great news, ABeezy1388. I'm glad you got it solved. I'm guessing the USB hub will come in handy for a few things (even unrelated to the Freeplay CM3) over time.
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(09-13-2018, 06:21 AM)Flavor Wrote: Great news, ABeezy1388.  I'm glad you got it solved.  I'm guessing the USB hub will come in handy for a few things (even unrelated to the Freeplay CM3) over time.

Yes!!! Thank you very much for the help! Now to finish perfecting the build and tinkering with all the other retropie settings!
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