WiFi not showing up under devices

Darren L

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Sorry for another WiFi thread. I'm no longer able to connect via WiFi. I've edited the config file, tried the scan and connect, recreated my DDNS in the router etc. I confirmed that I'm in client mode. During all of this I've somehow lost the ability to see the WWAN when I scan for devices. The LAN works fine. My router is also not showing the Lede, but at one point it was. For a while I had the unsupported protocol message, but that was resolved by changing the channel number. Sorry my terminology is off. I'm a networking idiot and writing this from memory. The HM worked great on WiFi for a year, then just stopped. I see that I have unsaved changes, but save and apply doesn't clear them. If nothing else the HM is a great learning experience.
 
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Bryan Mayland

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There's so many different config files that interact with each other in LEDE/OpenWrt networking, it is going to be pretty difficult to figure out what's gone wrong. I will say that the LAN and Wifi adapters can't be used at the same time, including if you've given the Ethernet port a fixed IP address even if it isn't plugged in. If you look on the Network -> Interfaces page you should see items FALLBACK, LAN, LAN6, and WWAN. In Network -> Wireless -> Radio0 you should have only WWAN checked in the Network section. Finally, Network -> Interfaces -> WWAN -> Edit should show it as DHCP Client.

If you want to email me (heatermeter@capnbry.net) a configuration backup from System -> Backup / Flash Firmware -> Download backup -> Generate archive, I could possibly try to figure out what's missing. It is probably easier to just do a "Reset to defaults" on that page and then re-do the wifi configuration.
 

Darren L

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I'll do the reset. I would've tried that before starting this thread but somehow I missed it. Thanks for the fast response.
 

Darren L

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Reset didn't work. I also tried a new config file with wifi settings. Finally I formatted the SD card and downloaded a new firmware image. Everything is back to normal and wifi now works. Thanks for the help.
 

Bryan Mayland

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Well that certainly is weird. I wonder how it can end up in a state where the reset doesn't reset, but I'm happy to hear re-doing the SD card fixed it.
 

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