How to activate Wifi?

My Raspi 4 is connected via Ethernet but most of my devices are connected via Wifi to my network.
How can I configure and activate wifi access for my Umbrel?
Many thanks!

this should help you:

  • Create a file wpa_supplicant.conf in the boot partition of the microSD card with the following content. Note that the network name (ssid) and password need to be in double-quotes (like psk="password")

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







  • Replace [COUNTRY_CODE] with the ISO2 code of your country (eg. US)

  • Replace [WIFI_SSID] and [WIFI_PASSWORD] with the credentials for your own WiFi.

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Strangly enough, this doesn’t work and when i check the boot partition again, that file has been deleted.

Will try this one too. Didn’t expect the Wifi connection to be so difficult.

Update: I can ping the device (macbook pro via wifi) but I can’t browse. I can browse to it via the IP-address and see to login screen but after typing in my password it won’t go to the dashboard. It’s like the screen freezes.
Same on a new Macbook Air. Tried on Firefox and Brave.

Access via Tor also works fine and on a Windows machine it works fine also (via wifi). IOS works too.
Guess it’s the Mac OS then?

ist not difficult at all, just shutdown your umbrel, take out SD Card and plug it into your reader
then follow step 4 . put your SD card back and restart your Pi ( without the ethernet connection !)
worked for me.

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That’s because your local PC from where you access “forget” in local DNS information about that IP.
You will need to add in your local hosts file the information
or just access it using the IP, is just fine

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That works indeed, thanks

Thank you. It worked for me.
My thanks and appreciation.

I’m having issues with this as well. when I tried going to umbre.local it wouldn’t pop anything up on my Mac. I have been trying to download one of the wifi files and none of them are downloading.

read these 2 guides:
how to set a static IP for your node
troubleshooting manual

Thanks for this, It worked for me.
How do I remove it to go back to Ethernet cable? Plugging the SD back into the desktop I can no longer see the wpa_supplicant.conf file to delete it.

Thank you all! With a combination of the commads and links given above and using a mix of Mac and Windows, I managed to make the necessary changes and right now my umberl is accessible at umbrel.local on my wifi network.

Guys from Umbrel. Ehen we will have an easy included method to use Wifi without coding ???

Hey folks, the first public beta of umbrelOS 1.2 officially brings Wi-Fi support. To test out the update on an existing Umbrel, go to Settings > Advanced settings, and enable umbrelOS Beta Program. You’ll then see “umbrelOS 1.2 Beta 1” being available for update. After update, you can connect to your Wi-Fi from Settings > Wi-Fi.

To test it out on a new device, just download the relevant OS image for your device from our GitHub release: Release umbrelOS 1.2 Beta 1 · getumbrel/umbrel · GitHub

Please keep us posted with how it goes for you!