I’m trying NanoPi Neo again with V145 hoping that things would now work smoothly. Unfortunately that hasn’t been the case. Seems to be a problem with wifi
After copying img files to the sd card and editing dietpi.txt to use wifi and not ethernet, added wifi pw/ssid etc. And also AUTO_Install_Enable=1 with dropbear and proftp enabled. Plugged it in and got a steady green light and a repeating blue light with 2 quick flashes and a short pause.
The wifi dongle led light was not turned on and no connection made. Looking back at the sd card, the wifi stuff had been added to etc/network/interfaces so the device booted somewhat. The file system partition had also been expanded.
I replugged the nanopi a few time to see if it was a reboot issue and got same blue flashing light.
After a lot of searching around it appears you have gone back to the 3.4.x kernal from the 4.9 kernal that was working with wifi. We had a discussion about that here - https://dietpi.com/forum/t/solved-nanopi-neo-wireless-connection/791/1
Does wifi work for you on Nanopi Neo?
In Dec I gave up with Nanopi as there was too many problems with wifi and ethernet working together and moved all my work to rPi 2 and 3 because I had a deadline to meet. I would now like to salvage the rPis and get the code onto the Nanopis that I bought for the purpose.