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Configure your CM3-PANEL-7-POE to connect to WiFi network, USB or board adapter 5.8Ghz

This articles explains how to configure our board to connect to our WiFi network. This procedure will work on Linux, Windows and Mac computer.

Insert the Raspbian MicroSD in your PC and open its content.

Using an ASCII editor create a file called /boot/wpa_supplicant.conf with this contents:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev


Replace IT with your ISO country code, your_SSID with the name of your wireless access point name and your_PSK with your WiFi password.

Save and reboot your CM3 device with this MicroSD. If you need to change the WiFi access repeat this procedure. Note that after the first boot this file will be deleted.

Check WiFi device

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0e8d:7610 MediaTek Inc.

If request after reboot install driver

Driver installation:

Insert these commands:

$ sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/mediatek

$ cd /lib/firmware/mediatek

$ sudo wget

$ sudo modprobe -r mt76x0

$ sudo modprobe mt76x0

$ sudo reboot

$ ifconfig

Example result:

wlan0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        inet6 fe80::ea9:41d4:7ab4:273c  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
        ether 70:f1:1c:28:af:56  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 44  bytes 15932 (15.5 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 28  bytes 4601 (4.4 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

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