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HubPiWi Blue reported working with Jan ( 2017-1-11) Raspebian

March 1st, 2017

I received an email from Jay Fallah who reported the procedure to update the Raspbian 2017-1-11 lite to make it work with the HubPiWi Blue. I am just reproducing the steps.

Down the latest raspbian 2017-1-11 lite version
got the ssh running and ssh’d to it.

installed cmake, git, build-essential

installed linux-headers-4.4.0
installed raspberrypi-kernel-headers

downloaded driver package
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723bu

changed Makefile

changed to folder rtl8723bu
sudo make install


He has also reproduced the video of the steps that can be seen here.

I have not verified it. If someone can verify this and let us know in the comment that will be great.


  1. Tom
    March 3rd, 2017 at 11:52 | #1

    Followed the steps in the video. Verified, works 100%.

  2. Richard
    March 19th, 2017 at 04:47 | #2

    I've followed the video, but starting with the latest jessie ( 2017-02-16-raspbian-jessie.img ). All was well until the re-boot after the make install for the driver. The zero now freezes sometimes before the desktop appears and sometimes a bit after the desktop appears ( the WiFi was not showing as working )
    As I have a second HubPiWi Blue I tried it and it worked. However on a reboot it too had the same symptoms and after a number of attempts I have still failed to get it to work again. The zero by itself always works.
    I therefore suspect that the driver is unstable. Unfortunately I do not have a 16GB SD card so I'm unable to try your premade system. When your premade 8GB image is available I will give it a try
    Please let me know if you have any other suggestions I can try

  3. Ed
    March 19th, 2017 at 10:53 | #3

    Just performed this on the March 2017 Raspbian build and it worked great! Thanks!

  4. Richard
    April 1st, 2017 at 07:46 | #4

    I've tried again, this time basing it on the March 2017 Raspbian as opposed to the February one upgraded and it now works OK

  5. PRSenn
    April 3rd, 2017 at 11:21 | #5

    I have tried following the instructions on this and two other blogs. Every time it fails when I attempt to clone from github. It needs a username and password for https://github.com

  6. DLCarrington
    November 14th, 2017 at 23:59 | #6

    Just followed the directions and wifi works like a charm so far. 4.9.35+

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