Is there any way to configure the wifi connection manually? Can it be done like in Raspbian, where simply adding the wpa_supplicant.conf in the boot partition enables the wifi?
I’m bringing an installed Volumio to a friend and I want to pre-configure the Wifi, since I had some issues with it.
It’s an R-Pi Zero W with Volumio 2.502. When installing at his place, each time we configured the wifi connection via the hotspot, the hotspot would disappear but the Pi did not connect to the network. The hotspot did not reappear as supposed to after several reboots and the only option was a factory reset and try again. Signal strength was fine at 70-90% according to my phone.
After several failed attempts I took his Pi home and established that this happened in my network too, with two different SD cards and two R-Pi Zero W’s (both Volumio 2.502). The Pi simply did not connect to my network, nor enabled its hotspot for configuration.
I did notice something strange in the setup (via Volumio app on Android): I would select network X, enter the password and confirm, and it would show ‘Network Y configured’. After that, it was unreachable. It seems that the wizard wrongly configured the network, and that the hotspot does not start when the network is present but authentication fails.
If needed, I have a spare Zero W to test some things with (if I can find a keyboard…).