Using a wifi adapter


#35

Working! Cheers my dude!


#36

getting the Wifi seems way overly complicated to me at this point.
Have OS3 running, got the recommended wifi adapter, changed the name on the wifi.txt,

Do I have run scripts, modify codes, hack things, what do we do? i’m not a Linux expert yet


#37

On the organelle select the Settings> menu.
Then select WiFi Setup
You should now see your wifi name, select that and it will connect.


#38

thanks for your response. i did get that far, still says problem connecting, gonna keep at it…


#39

got it to connect on the wifi at my studio, but couldn’t get it at my house… sweet! now where was that stuff i read on here about connecting with Link…


#40

is all this done on a text file on the Organelle’s usb stick?


#42

No, I put these files in the /root/scripts directory.

However, this is all outdated now that C+G released OS V3, which supports WiFi from the interface

EDIT: I see you already have OS3! – you should be good to go without this extra Linux wrangling. On the root of the USB stick, you should have a wifi.txt file (you can create one if not), and fill it with your NetworkSSID and Password on two seperate lines, like this:

networkname
password

Then from the Organelle interface, go into the WiFi Settings and see if you can connect.

Also one thing I did have issues with was connecting to a 5G WiFi network (I use the Raspberry Pi CanaKit adapter). If you have control over your router, try creating a 2G network.


#43

yeah I was able to connect at the place where i have a studio space which is perfect. However: I wasn’t able to get Link going… that is the main reason for me checking out the wifi adapter… so this is where my question is now, with this stuff you posted:


#44

Ah I see – Well, that wifi config stuff essentially accomplishes what OS v3 does now, back when we were on OS v2. If you do you want to muck with it, it requires plugging a monitor/keyboard/mouse into the Organelle and putting them in /root/scripts/. Keep in mind if you do this, it will likely break the way OS3 handles wifi connections, so I’d recommend not messing with it unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

Which patch are you trying out to test Link? I can give a go on my end.


#45

i use a bunch of customized polybeats patches synced up with all my other gear, all synced up to Ableton Live. I’m fine using the USB to MIDI cables, but i was hoping to possibly sync up thru wifi. it’s really not that imperative i guess. I suppose in a live situation in a club or festival there probably won’t be wifi anyways but…


#46

Gotcha. Yeah, WiFi at a gig is pretty risky. You could always plug in an Ethernet USB adapter to the Organelle, but that would require having a hub and an Ethernet cable to your Laptop, too. Messy, but reliable. You’d also have to enable the Ethernet adapter on the organelle which requires more mucking around in Linux.

Just for kicks, I’ll check out Polybeats and see if I can get Link working over WiFi with the new OS v3…


#47

Link works fine over wifi, you can see how to integrate it with patches, by looking at pd-grids-link

@Bassick if you have it working on one wifi network and not the other, then id recommend looking at what the difference is between the networks, its likely to be something like security settings.

and yeah, i would not start messing with the wifi config files unless you know what your doing , as for OS 3.0 it works out of the box, but you jeopardise that by editing other files.
(note… there is an AP mode, that hopefully will be in 3.1)


#48

Yup, just to confirm, LINK is working fine for me on wifi, too. Here’s the steps I took:

FYI I am testing with OS 3.1 Beta, and Ableton Live 9.7.5

  1. Make sure you have LINK enabled patches. You can download some from this thread.
  2. Plug in your wifi adapter to the Organelle and make sure you’re connected to the same wifi network as your laptop with Ableton, or whatever other LINK-Enabled device you are testing with.
  3. Open a patch on the Organelle. I am testing with the Metronome patch.
  4. In Live when you enable LINK, it should say “1 Link” to notify you that there’s a link-enabled device on the network.
  5. Press “Play” in the Live transport
  6. Ableton and Organelle should be tempo linked. You can adjust tempo from either Live or the patch on your Organelle.

LINK is pretty sweet, I love that you can change tempo from whatever device you like – as opposed to MIDI, where you have a master/slave relationship.

It takes a bit of work, but you can get wired Ethernet working with Organelle, too. It just takes some Linux’ing and you have to enable eth1 with netctl and other networking commands. I’ve had success with the Apple USB Ethernet adapter. Should probably work with any USB class-compliant Ethernet adapter. This is much more reliable than wifi when playing a gig.


#49

I purchased a CanaKit WiFi USB Raspberry Pi Wireless Dongle (802.11 n/g/b 150 Mbps) but I am experiencing problems connecting.
I created a wifi.txt file (in TextWrangler) on the root of the usb drive and typed in the name of the network on the first line, and the password on the second line.
Organelle on OS 3.0
After a 30 seconds ‘Connecting…’ message it shows ‘Problem Connecting’

WIFI LOG
wlan0: adding address fe80::2b81:53a8:8886:690b
forked to background, child pid 417

What am I doing wrong ?


#50

can you verify the WiFi network to which your a trying to connect is 2.4 GHz? 5GHz network will not work.


#51

I believe the router is a dual band


#52

I had a similar issue that was of an issue with wifi.txt encoding. Does the network name appear correctly in the wifi menu?


#53

Hmmm actually it looks like on the Organelle screen there is a [space] - [space] before the name of the network.
Unless it is the way Organelle display it, you might be right on this
How do I avoid the afromented formatting?


#54

I was missing the network name entirely, I think that ’ - ’ before the name is normal so it might not be that.
My formatting issue was due to creating the file in windows in DOS format I think.


#55

Gotcha.This is what the wifi setting looks like on my organelle.