New install, no result

What is the problem?
it won't even start.

What did you already try to solve it?
Installed on a Pi 3B+ and a 32Gb micro ssd,Octoprint 0.16 And edited octopi-wpa-supplicant with the desired WPA SSID and password.
All according to the install document.

Logs (octoprint.log, serial.log or output on terminal tab at a minimum, browser error console if UI issue ... no logs, no support!)
Sorry no log available cant login

Additional information about your setup (OctoPrint version, OctoPi version, printer, firmware, browser, operating system, ... as much data as possible)

Hi @Bossie!

Do you have the chance to connect a HDMI monitor to the Pi? If yes, does it give some information there?

Hi Ewald,
unfortunately a HDMI monitor is not available overhere.
best regards Piet.

You said: it won't even start. You mean that you don't get any connection via WiFi?

Have you tried ethernet connection (cable) to octopi.local?

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Yes that did give a result.
But I want to have WiFi acces and that is not functioning.
Any idea?

best regards Piet.

Good! It's a step further.
Now you can log into SSH of the Pi with Putty
After logging in, you can type
That gives you informations about the network connections.

Here is a guide to setup the WiFi via SSH/Terminal:

I get a conncetion refused when I try to connect with putty.
Any suggestion the file 'ssh' exists in bhe root directory on the sd card.
I'm out of otions now I guess.
I can open the web interface but that is all I can from my computer to the Octopi.

Keep in mind that the login for the backend (SSH, FTP etc) is pi/raspberry by default.

Yes I know .
But when I start putty with port 22 I get a connection refused.
And when I use "advanced IP scanner" from my PC there in no ssh service active on my Octopi.

  • Use the ethernet connection
  • Verify that there is a file called /boot/ssh which flags Raspbian that ssh should be enabled
  • If you flashed the OctoPi image to your microSD, it would have had this already

@Outsourced as you can see the conditions you've mentioned are met.
I've done that, but no ssh connection is possible so far.
The file ssh is on the SD card, but I cant open a login session.


  • a 3B+ model now can support 5Ghz wifi zones; it's possible that you're attempting to connect to an unfamiliar zone on your router. you might try to ask your router what connected devices there are to investigate
  • share your /boot/octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt but redact your wifi password for us. note the file extension I've used.

Still struggeling to get acces to my freshly installed Octoprint Pi.
I've managed to gain acces to the web interface is, via Ethernet.
But a ssh connection on port 22 gives a 'connection aborted' message.
Even Wifi is not functioning.
Anyone a clue?

Okay, so the Ethernet connection has a bound IP address and it's allowed you to access the OctoPrint web interface. But ssh hasn't been enabled. I have to assume that the /boot/ssh file isn't in the first partition.

At this point, I would use the web interface to shutdown the computer, remove the microSD, put it into your workstation and—assuming macOS—you'd:

sudo touch /Volumes/boot/ssh

OK clear, but I dont have macOS.
Can I use Windows and notepad++ to create that particular file?

I'm not sure where the boot volume is mounted on Windows so you'd have to figure that out yourself. From a DOS prompt though...

copy con ssh

In other words, copy con ssh will start a session in which the console is being piped into a file called ssh. Pressing the keys Ctl+Z will end that session. The result should be a zero-byte file.

It's quite likely that you might need to do this in an Administrator command prompt so that you have the rights to create a file on this partition.

Frankly I'd suggest a reflash. OctoPi should come with SSH enabled. And WiFi should work.

Reflash, try again, if it doesn't work then it's time to look into firewall settings on your Windows computer and to also share the WiFi config (with redacted credentials).


Yes I think I'll do that tomorrow.
Keep you posted.
Until now I've used octopi-stretch-lite-0.16.0 is that the correct version?

Yes unless you want to test the new 0.17.0 test images.
But I would suggest to get it working on the stable image first before you try the other image :slight_smile:

Eureka, Gina had the right suggestion.
I've flashed the image again and ssh HTTP are runnig as they should.
below is the interface allocation:

Is one of these the Wifi connection?

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