How to enable WiFi on a Pi 3 with ubiquity-xenial-lxde



I’ve use Arduino lots in the past, but I’m new to Raspberry Pi and Linux and having trouble enabling WiFi with the Ubiquity image for Pi 2018-06-27-ubiquity-xenial-lxde.

I’m using a Raspberry Pi 3 and Due to some limitations (that I can’t change at the moment) the Pi is connected to my router via ethernet and I can only use command line.

I’ve had no problem with WiFi with other OS running on my Pi. I’ve searched and tried various tutorials with no luck, including Ubuntu tutorials, forums and help for xenial.

If anyone had the same problem and can provide some instructions for a beginner it would be a great help?

Thank you in advance.


This is covered in some depth here:

and here:

The short version is:

Our distribution boots up in access point mode. It comes up with a wifi name “ubiquityrobotXXXX” where XXXX is a set of alpha-numeric characters from the mac address. The default password is robotseverywhere.

Then SSH in to ubiquityrobot.local or with the default user name (ubuntu) and the default password (ubuntu). [insert usual admonition to change default passwords].

Once in you can use a nice little tool we’ve created call pifi to help you set up your wifi. For a quick guide on pifi type pifi help.

When changing network parameters use
sudo pifi [insert pifi command here]


Thank you Dave :slight_smile: