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    New user here. Following setup:
    RPi 2
    Retropie 3.0b4 installed as an SD disk image
    USB devices: Asus Usb-N10 wifi dongle
    USB keyboad (currently doubling as controller)

    Basically I’m attempting to set up Wifi using the menu option (leading to Wicd-curses). My USB dongle must be at least partially functional as it detects multiple nearby Wifi networks including my own. I’ve tried both static IP and DHCP, but after configuring it refuses to work. It goes through:

    Putting the interface up
    (Some other stuff super quickly)
    Validating authorization
    Obtaining IP address…

    And then just jumps back to “Not connected” and “Scanning for Networks” with no further error or message given. The networks then appear again and the process repeats.

    The network in question is a WPA2-PSK with AES encryption. The passcode is correct. The option I’ve chosen for network type is “WPA 1/2 (Passphrase).

    Any thoughts?


    Is your WiFi ssid set as hidden?
    For some reason mine will never connect if it’s set as hidden on my router. When it’s not, it connects perfectly.


    Nope, nothing like that. It’s a pretty standard Wifi setup, no hidden SSID, no MAC filtering, nothing.


    Sometimes wicd doesn’t play nice with some WiFi dongles for whatever reason, and wifi may need to be configured manually using option two or three from this page: https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Setting-Up-Wifi

    You can also look over option one and see if perhaps you missed a step in configuring wicd


    Thanks, that worked. I couldn’t figure out how to get into the terminal at first (without wifi for SSH) but eventually I found it and Method 2 worked fine.

    Either press F4 or change the default boot mode in the retropie-setup script for anyone else wondering.

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