OMV killed WiFi on Raspberry Pi 4

  • I really wish people would setup networking AFTER the install script. I have tried to make the install script save the network setting but sometimes they are just too strange. How did you setup wifi?


    Reading your post again tells you me you most likely have a desktop environment installed. This is bad for OMV and it sets up networking in a way that the script will never handle.

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  • are you suggesting that Raspberry Pi OS (32-bit) Lite (Minimal image based on Debian Buster) must be used only?


    ( I did not see it anywhere :( )

    Yes. We have always said to not install desktop regardless what board or architecture you are using. The image is here - https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-os/

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  • ryecoaaron


    Not to double guess, but curious, why is there such a restriction on X/desktop option?

    It looks like the lite option with no desktop still does not like raspberry 4 Model B with WiFi as it got disabled as well.


    And is it possible to add it after OMV was setup ?

  • why is there such a restriction on X/desktop option?

    This has been discussed many, many times but Desktop environments do many things that conflict with OMV. OMV is meant to be a headless NAS and takes control of many config files which desktop environments are also trying to configure.


    It looks like the lite option with no desktop still does not like raspberry 4 Model B with WiFi as it got disabled as well.

    Did you use the method involving /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf? This is the only method the install script supports.

    And is it possible to add it after OMV was setup ?

    Yes which is the way I wish people would do it if they insist on using wifi.

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  • ryecoaaron


    I actually could not enable WiFi using those steps. But I found out that if added a 'wlan0' interface via OMV/Interfaces it shows up in `ifconfig` as


    wlan0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

    ether dc:a6:32:ac:40:7b txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

    RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)

    RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0

    TX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)

    TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0




    Which was surprising to as I did not realize that OMV took control on Pi OS.

    But so far I am nor sure how to actually make it ask for IP


    Any clues?

  • I have followed those steps before for testing and they worked. How did you set it up in the web interface? A screenshot would help.

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  • @pi-nas:~ $ iwconfig

    eth0 no wireless extensions.


    wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:off/any

    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=31 dBm

    Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off

    Power Management:on


    veth22c4755 no wireless extensions.


    lo no wireless extensions.


    docker0 no wireless extensions.

  • But wonder why packages like `piwiz` and `rpi-chromium-mods` are needed ad installed by OMV ?

    They aren't installed by OMV. They must be packages already on the RPi image.

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