OpenMediaVault WiFi Setup Raspberry Pi 3B

In this segment, we are going to “Setup WiFi connection on OpenMediaVault Raspberry Pi 3 B

What is OpenMediaVault?

OpenMediaVault (OMV) is a free Linux distribution designed for Network-Attached Storage (NAS).
The project’s lead developer is Volker Theile, who instituted it in 2009. OMV is based on the Debian operating system and is licensed through the GNU General Public License v3.

Software Required :

Equipment Required Optional
Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi 4 Case
SD_Card SD Card
Raspberry Pi Keyboard
Ethernet Ethernet Cable Mouse
Charger Power Adapter
HDD External HDD
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Access OpenMediaVault Web Interface

  • To access the OpenMediaVault Web Interface we need to find the IP Address of our RaspberryPi.
  • For that, we will use Wireless Network Watcher and it will display the IP as shown below.


  • Type this IP Address to your browser and it will open the login page for your OpenMediaVault.
  • Now, you need to enter the Username & Password and login to your OpenMediaVault.
  • OpenMediaVault Address = Your Raspberry Pi IP Address In my case
Default Username : admin 
Default Password : openmediavault


OpenMediaVault Configuration

  1. First of all change Auto logout to Disabled.
  2. Now, Change the Web Administrative Password.
  3. After that, we need to navigate to services to SSH enable Permit root login

OpenMediaVault SSH Login

  • Open Putty and Login as root
Default Username : root 
Default Password : openmediavault
  • It will prompt you to change the password on the first login.

OpenMediaVault Upgrade & Update

apt-get update 
apt-get upgrade

Edit Source.list File

nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Add this line to end of the page
deb jessie main contrib non-free

Update Package & Install Firmware

apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-brcm80211

Upgrade OpenMediaVault

apt-get dist-upgrade 

OpenMediaVault Connect to WiFi

nmtui connect
  • Select your Network Name.
  • Enter the password to connect to WiFi.

Known Issue: Case-1

Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/)
rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock && sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock 
dpkg --configure -a

Known Issue’s: Case-2

GPG error No_PUBKEY?

apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 82B129927FA3303E
  • Replace the Key with your Key

In conclusion

  • You are all ready to set and access your Openmediavault by WiFi.
  • If you come across any issues or have some feedback related to this tutorial, Please share your thoughts.

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4 years ago

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Antonio Tarantini
Antonio Tarantini
2 years ago

Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disa         bled by default.