Raspberry Pi WiFi issue

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The Problem[1]

My Raspberry Pi disconnected from WiFi[2] randomly.

The Analysis

  • This seems to have started with the last apt-get upgrade
  • Dis- and reconnecting the WiFi-Stick didn't solve it
  • Rebooting didn't, too

After some digging, I found:

The Solution

root@tomatomat:/home/pi# apt-get install rpi-update
Reading package lists… Done
[…]
Setting up rpi-update (20140321) ...
root@tomatomat:/home/pi# rpi-update
*** Raspberry Pi firmware updater by Hexxeh, enhanced by AndrewS
*** Performing self-update
[…]
*** Syncing changes to disk
*** If no errors appeared, your firmware was successfully updated to d9eb023ba98317d81fc53a3f9d6752b127a8dbbf
*** A reboot is needed to activate the new firmware
root@tomatomat:/home/pi# shutdown -r now

NOTE: THE PROBLEM REAPPEARED 3 YEARS LATER! SEE: Raspberry Pi WiFi issue (Solarcam)


  • Footnotes:
  1. Yes, Problem, not Incident :-)
  2. Europeans, that's WLAN for you…