I bought a wifi adapter that according to the seller should work on Raspberry Pi, and indeed it worked with Kodi.
Now when I installed Volumio it does not work anymore, I posted this in the thread for compatibility of adapters:
Adapter Name: unbranded
Working with Volumio: NO
Tested Versions and Platforms: Volumio 1.5
Comments: works on Raspberry Pi 2, with OpenElec / Kodi, but not with Volumio.
Buying Link: aforyou.nl/wifi-adapter-usb-802.11-n
Is there anything that I can tweak in settings or something like that ?
Or is the only solution to buy a new adapter…
If it works on other Linux distro, it will work with Volumio! But it could be due to missing driver firmware. Could please send more info about the chipset used ? What returns the command “iwconfig” ? and “lsmod” ?
All the info that I know about this wifi dongle, is in the link of the seller. No chipset is mentioned.
I don’t know yet how to perform the commands “iwconfig” ? and “lsmod” as you describe, but I will search this forum first to find out how that works. And then post the result.
Things are getting worse… Today I tried to connect via LAN cable, as I wanted to connect to the RPi with Putty (SSH).
I installed advanced IP scanner a couple of days ago, and then I could get the Voumio GUI via the internet browser on the found IP address.
But now Advanced IP scanner cannot find the RPi anymore.
I tried to ping the last known address, but no connection. Of course I don’t know if that was still the right IP adddress, because of DHCP,
but Advanced IP scanner could not find the RPi at all.
The 2 LEDs on the RPi are both red.
This evening I will try to re-install Volumio on the SD card, and see what happens.
I removed the WiFi dongle, left the LAN cable connected and rebooted the RPi:
Now I can see the web GUI at the IP address as found by Advanced IP Scanner.
Then I inserted the Wifi dongle again, but did not reboot.
Next I tried to login to the RPi with putty, and entered the 2 commends as mentioned earlier. This is the result:
pi@volumio:/etc/network$ nano interfaces
GNU nano 2.2.6 File: interfaces
iface lo inet loopback
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Thanks for the suggestion, but this file was never changed by me, generated by the Volumio software I guess.
In the meantime I spent many hours in getting my Synology NAS connected, to stream the mp3 files from there.
But again I ran into all kinds of troubles (that other peolpe also reported before), like:
cannot mount the NAS
NAS disappeared from the Browse menu
When I select library, the roating arrow with the text connecting keeps running forever.
I am now at the point that I am fed up with tweaking, testing and trying. It simply cost me too much time (days !) for just getting music streamed from my NAS to a couple of RPi’s.
Thank you all for the support, unfortunately it did not result in a working system,
I am done with Volumio, and will look for an alternative app for the RPi.
Thanks for the tip, I did a quick round of google, and I see that it is still under development.
I am a electronics and domotica fanatic, and I spend a lot of time on all kinds of DIY projects,
but for simply streaming music from my NAS, I don’t want to spend much time in setting it up.
So I am looking for an app that works more or less out of the box.