Updating Raspbian to Make HubPiWi Blue work
At the time of writing the native support for HUbPiWi Blue it is not included in Raspbian. We expect that it should become a part of the raspbian in near future, but we are not sure when. We highly recommend that you post this requirement to the SW group of the raspberry Pi foundation and into the Pi Zero forum which will hopefully speed up the process of native support in Raspbian.
In the meantime you will have to update the raspbian to make the HubPiWi Blue work.
You need a network access to be able to do that. You can possibly hook a USB Wifi dongle to the existing HubPiWi Blue to create Wifi Connectivity temporarily.
We understand that this is not a clean solution. We will propose some better solution, including a pre modified binary or a Pre Programmed SD Card on sale. But for now the tweak to the raspbian to make HubPiWi Blue work.
You will first need to update the current software
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo reboot
HubPiWi Blue uses Realtek 8723BU chipset and the following set of commands are specific to it.
cd ~/ git clone https://github.com/Diagonactic/rtl8723bu.git sudo apt-get install raspberrypi-kernel-headers cd ~/rtl8723bu make sudo make install sudo insmod 8723bu.ko
If you now run the commans
You should be able to find Wifi. Now remove the Wifi Dongle and reboot the Pi Zer and you should be able to see that the Wifi Work.
You need to follow the following steps for bluetooth support.
cd ~/ git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8723au_bt.git –b kernel cd rtl8723au_bt.git make sudo make install
sudo insmod btrtl.ko sudo insmod btintel.ko sudo insmod btbcm.ko sudo insmod btusb.ko
Many thanks to Matthew Dippel for providing support for HubPiWi Blue. The Steps in this blog has been taken directly from his detailed blog here.
- HubPiWi Blue update
- HubPiWi Blue update 11/06/2016 - Bluetooth Working
- HubPiWi Blue driver working
- HubPiWi Blue - USB Hub, Wifi and BT for Pi Zero
- Get HubPiWi Blue