Nanopi Neo Air - No able to get wifi

Hi, im not able to get wifi connected on my nanopi neo air. I tried those images :

DietPi_v145_NanoPiNEOAir-armv7-(Jessie) and

I edited the dietpi-txt like this :

# >> Networking Options -----------------------------

#Enter your Wifi details below, if applicable (Case Sensitive).

#Fully automate installation

The device going through a first boot, blue led flashing two time little pause two time.
The device reboots and then nothing more appens
When i plug my sd-card into my mac, i can see that the file /etc/network/interfaces is modified to have my wifi details.
I can’t see the device on my router, its not connected at all.
I can’t (for now) debug anything else, cause i dont own anything to do so (screen or usb).

Have you done a hardwired install…then enable wifi once it’s installed?

Might need to fully install then do a kernel upgrade?

No, i dont know how to plug ehternet on that little thing


Please can you verify the AP6212 chip (BT/WIFI) model on the PCB?

The chip is a AP6212A

Maybe this could help Fourdee?

dont know if this could help two, but this image is working on this site :

the image is the

I edited the wpa_configs via linux after burning the image on the sd card.
I imagine that the drivers can be found on the image.


Btw, it was a AP6212A

I extracted the firmware files from the ubuntu core image (266 KB)

or maybe this works :

cat ap6212/fw_bcm43438a1.bin >brcm/brcmfmac43241b0-sdio.bin
cp -p brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.txt brcm/brcmfmac43241b0-sdio.txt

or this :

cat ap6212/fw_bcm43438a1.bin >brcm/brcmfmac43430-sdio.bin

i got it to work.

  1. I copied all the firmware folder from the nanopi image nanopi-neo-air_ubuntu-core-xenial_4.11.2_20170908.img onto the firmware folder of the image DietPi_v145_NanoPiNEOAir-armv7-(Jessie).img. (I plugged the sd card into my linux laptop)

  2. I edited the /etc/network/interface to this
auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
iface default inet dhcp
  1. I edited the /etc/network/wpa_supplicant.conf to this
  1. I edited the Dietpi.txt file in boot partition, enabled wifi and enter my wifi info into the file.

After booting, it was working after a while.
Dont know if the 4 steps are needed to get it to work

Edit : step 1-2-3 seems to be needed, but i didnt try without #4