The router is a couple of meters away (it is in the next room), so this shouldn't be the problem.
I can pick up the network without knowing the network ID beforehand on other devices, so I don't think this is the problem either.
If you 'see' other networks your receiver is working... if you don't see your network then the hotspot is NOT broadcasting... make sure you know what the SSID is; you don't have to see it to connect to it, but you do need to know the SSID...
rustybolt wrote:The eduroam network also works fine on other devices...
ok... again, check with the IT people and make sure you understand the protocols, passkeys, &c.
I do have an ethernet cable, but I want to use that for a server (that way I don't have to buy a router that is more expensive than the whole raspberry pi). I do use it now and it works perfectly, but when I do, my server is offline.
You might consider putting your 'server' on your PI. My PI B+ is a nameserver, openvpn server, print server, and ssh server... just saying... on the other hand, if you want to get on the network with your pi, and the eth0 nic is the only thing you can get working, well, use it!
Thanks for the suggestions though