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Wireless on Rune

Postby bartos » 20 Jan 2014, 21:10


Can i edit network and what do i need to edit to get wireless?

I need to run this networked wireless

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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby nofx » 29 Jan 2014, 21:18

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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby Orion » 01 Feb 2014, 02:31

We are working on a complete rewrite of Wi-Fi config GUI interface.
At the moment, you have to configure your Wireless connection manually (through SSH console).
RuneOS is ready for wireless setup.
You can follow Arch Linux Wiki - Wireless Setup Guide and configure your wireless connection.
I hope to introduce Wireless GUI setup in 0.4-beta.

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Re: Wireless on Rune

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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby dnaman » 07 Feb 2014, 23:19

Orion wrote:You can follow Arch Linux Wiki - Wireless Setup Guide and configure your wireless connection.
I hope to introduce Wireless GUI setup in 0.4-beta.

I tried following the Arch Linux Wiki but quickly got stuck because at a number of points it uses an ' iw ' command and I get a command not found message.

Any idea of time scale for implementing the Wireless GUI in Rune?
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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby majani69 » 08 Feb 2014, 13:57


Try to install Wicd and run wicd-curses. My wifi working perfectly with wicd.

I used wifi-menu command before for activate my wifi and wicd after.

Command :
- wifi-menu (for activate and configure wifi at the first time)
- pacman -Sy
- pacman -S wicd
- wicd-curses

And start wicd at launch with this command :

systemctl start wicd.service

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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby vcelkamaja » 17 Feb 2014, 22:18


I'm a newbie in Linux so setting up Wifi is a bit challenging for me :D Can you please help with step by step guideline how to setup Wifi connection (Edimax USB dongle EW-7811) to be able to work with RuneAudio (Raspberry Pi)?

I have just downloaded latest Runeaudio files, put them onto SD card and it works fine with Ethernet connection (playing audio files from NAS).
What I would like to do now is to switch from Ethernet to Wifi.

I have followed loggied in via SSH (Putty) and followed your "commands":
pacman -Sy
pacman -S wicd
and it seems everything went well.
Why I try:
I get error message "dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.systemd1.LoadFailed: Unit dbus-org.wicd.daemon.service failed to load: No such file or directory."

I have also tried:
where I see some wifi networks so I pick my own, insert WEP password but I got message connection failed (WEP is ok as I use it with other wifi devices).

As I mentioned above I'm a completely newbie in Linux so some step by step guide how to setup wifi with RuneAudio and Raspberry Pi would be highly appreciated.

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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby loopymonkey » 18 Feb 2014, 03:41

try typing:

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wicd start


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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby vcelkamaja » 18 Feb 2014, 09:01

It seems I have managed to run wicd-cruses (probably by accident :D )
I can see my wireless network and I can edit parameters - I have DHCP active, encryption WEP and WEP password entered.
However when I try to connect it doesn't work.
Other wireless devices such as iPad or notebook connect via Wifi with WEP without any issues.

So my conclusion is:
- Wifi dongle on Raspberry Pi works as I can see wireless networks
- Something is wrong with Wifi configuration in Raspberry Pi / Rune Audio / Arch Linux as I can't connect using using Wifi with WEP encryption
- or maybe I need to do something with my wireless router but as mentioned above other wifi devices connect without any issues

Any idea what can be wrong?
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Re: Wireless on Rune

Postby vcelkamaja » 18 Feb 2014, 20:26

Well, it seems I made some progress :P

The issue was that the WEP key is set as "HEX" in wifi router while I was putting WEP "passphrase" type.
So now Rune + Pi + Wifi dongle works (even with 24/192 files).
When I unplugged ethernet cable it took ~ 5 minutes to start playing via Wifi and I needed to refresh network connection via RuneUI network settings.

But I have some more questions:

1. Is it good to use WEP or would it be better / more stable / more secure to use WPA? And if WPA which type?

2. Is it ok to use DHCP in Rune network settings or is it better to use static IP address for Wifi connection?

3. Now when my wifi connected Rune audio works (without ethernet cable) I have tried to power it off and start up again (without Ethernet, just Wifi) and ooops... No sound from Rune + Pi + Wifi connection. So I tried to plug ethernet again, power off / power on, connect to Pi via Putty (ethernet IP address works) and do
wicd start
to configure Wifi again. This works and I can unplug Ethernet cable again.

Long story, short question: What should I do to have Wifi available also after power off of Pi without a need for ethernet connection and configuring wifi after each power on?
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