Just to close on this thread...
I just went over to the new OE image and when I checked the
/etc/network/interfaces file it had the sections with WEP & WPA just
commented out, so all I had to do was comment out the open access section,
uncomment the WEP section, fill in the key and ssid and it works like a
No doubt I was doing "Pre-up" not "pre-up" before
Mark Ahlenius - comcast wrote:
> could your line be put in one of the "later" init.d files
> (/etc/init.d/S90...) so that its run perhaps later than where you have
> it running on startup?
> just a thought.
> Torchris wrote:
>> Hi Dave,
>> OK, I'm very close! I found through trial and error, that I could run the
>> iwconfig commands manually so my Gumstix will connect to my WLAN router.
>> Specifically, I ran:
>> iwconfig mwlan0 key s:key_string key open essid my_ssid
>> (Using the "s:" prefix allows me to enter the key as an ASCII string.)
>> However, when I change the /etc/network/interfaces line to:
>> Pre-up /sbin/iwconfig $IFACE key s:key_string key open essid my_ssid
>> Then I get the following on boot-up:
>> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): mwlan0: link is not ready
>> Any thoughts? I know that it works, but it just doesn't work
>> on boot up.
>> Dave Hylands wrote:
>>> Hi Chris,
>>>> I just received my new netwifi-MicroSD and it seems to work great!!!
>>>> first booted it up, it appeared to set up the wireless interface and
>>>> everything was fine, then I remembered the message I see every time I
>>>> my Gumstix:
>>>> By default, this gumstix is configured for CF support.
>>>> Unfortunately, this means MMC support has been
>>>> disabled out of the box. To turn on MMC and turn off CF,
>>>> edit the file /etc/modules and comment out or delete the pcmcia (CF)
>>>> line, and uncomment the MMC lines. You then also need to comment out
>>>> or remove the line "auto mwlan0" in /etc/network/interfaces if it
>>>> exists, since it will otherwise cause the pcmcia driver to be loaded.
>>>> So, I went in and changed the files as mentioned and now I can see the
>>>> MMC/microSD card with no problems, but the wireless interface doesn't
>>>> load -
>>>> presumably because of disabling the "auto mwlan0". Is there a way
>>>> this? When I try to leave that line uncommented, then the system won't
>>>> complete a boot because it hangs up at "gumstix "pcmcia_socket0: time
>>>> after reset".
>>> With the verdex, it's no longer an either/or. You can have both the CF
>>> and MMC enabled. So all you need to do is
>>>> Also, once I get the interface wireless set up, how to I configure it
>>>> the SSID of my WLAN router?
>>> See this message:
>>> I think you can just leave out the "key XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX key
>>> open" portion.
>>> Dave Hylands
>>> Vancouver, BC, Canada
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