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Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless chip

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Hi guys

I've been lucky enough to get my hands on one of the new Raspberry Pi Zero W.

Any thoughts about how I can get the wireless working on it using DietPi? According to Raspberry Pi is uses the same wireless chip as the Raspberry Pi 3. I tried getting the latest version of DietPi, 145, but on boot it says it cannot find wlan0.

Is there a way of using the RPI3 driver on this board or will it require a future release of DietPi?

Regards

Martin
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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless chip

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Hi Martin,

DietPi currently works on HW_MODEL index's. So in this case the onboard WiFi chip on the RPi 3, is only enabled for the RPi 3 (device specific).

I'll get a Zero W on order, and, implement the required changes to support onboard WiFi on the device:
https://github.com/Fourdee/DietPi/issues/787
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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless chip

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Thanks Fourdee

Let me know if I can help out with testing in any way.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless chip

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New image is live, with support for RPi Zero W (wifi and BT):
http://dietpi.com/downloads/images/Diet ... Jessie).7z
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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless chip

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Can confirm that it's working.

Thanks very much for the fast turn around time!
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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless chip

Post by dingo »

Are we sure aboout thhis, i just downloaded an image from the site and edited dietpi and changed the SSID / WPA-PSK and it refuses to connect, so im thinking something is missing then just that
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Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W - Wireless chip

Post by Edward »

My RPi-Zero works too.

Just updated the dietpi.txt file with my wireless info and password. Connected it to power, waited [for drivers to load I guess] then unplugged it and plugged it back in WiFi connected no problem.

I would suggest to the OP to try cycling the power a couple of times.
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