You want to connect your mini-computer (e.g. Raspberry Pi) to your WiFi network with just one click, without connecting a LAN cable or a mouse and keyboard?
The newest version of Max2Play (2.26) makes it possible! Directly upon booting the Raspberry with a Max2Play microSD card, it checks all available WiFi networks for an active WPS (wireless protected setup). This automatically sets up network name and password and activates WiFi. Subsequently, the Raspberry Pi is accessible through your network and you can reach the Max2Play web interface at http://max2play
- Activate WPS: If your router supports WPS, you have to activate WPS (e.g. with Fritz.Box, click the WPS button or activate the WPS under WLAN Security in the Fritz.Box web interface)
- Start your Raspberry Pi with Max2Play and your WiFi stick connected (connect power supply)
If you need more help with the configuration, our how-to might help you:
- The WPS function on your router is only active for ca. 2 minutes. Meaning, you should activate the WPS function simultaneously with booting the Raspberry.
- Upon successfully registering in WiFi, the device is logged into the router and shows up on the device list of your router. Additionally, the WiFi-Stick should, upon successfully connecting (depending on the manufacturer), start to noticeably blink/flash.
- You can check if your router supports WPS on the respective manufacturer’s website.
This new feature is ideal for the configuration of audio players which should only be connected via WiFi in your network. Especially the new Raspberry Pi Zero, which does not have a LAN port, benefits immensely from this simple and fast mode of configuration.
Hi, slightly off topic, but related to WiFi setup – but not using WPS as my router does not have this function.
I have plugged in my wifi adapter, known to work with my RPI, and enabled the wifi interface with my network ID and psk.
Max2Play see this and gives it an IP address. I can communicate with my RPI with this address.
However, when I disconnect my LAN, the WiFi is also lost, so I have no communication with my RPI. It is as if the WiFi requires the LAN connection.
Can you advise what may be wrong, please. I would also like my WiFi to have a static IP address, but I can see no facility to do this.
Hi. Thanks for the feedback. Not sure if related, but I found that I couldn’t access internet radio (or any internet). This was after I’d updated the system to the latest raspbian offering. I found that DHCPCD was not running, a service that would normally start during boot up. I started the service from command line and all burst into life…wifi + internet access. I put this command into the rc.local script to force it to run on boot and all is now well. I don’t know if this is the correct place to put it, or why the script was not running automatically to start with, but it works. Hope this may help others who run into this problem.
please advice how I will be able to config a HiFiberry DAC+ with Pi2 and a USB WiFi-Device PI-ADA-1030 without „WPS“
Once the pi has been connected once via WPS will it remember the router after power has been disconnected? I need a solution that allows the pi to be paired once and then remain connected.
If it does that, can you advise how you reconfigure for a different network should you change router.