Thank you so much, Krzysztof and C D!  Your suggestions were really helpful!!!

-Caitie

On 6/26/07, C D < lookanerd+gumstix@gmail.com> wrote:
I dealt with this a while back too.
Here's a sample of my /etc/network/interfaces file to workaround the
bug with wpa.
##### Start of File
# Configure Loopback
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto usb0
iface usb0 inet dhcp

iface bnep0 inet dhcp

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

iface eth1 inet dhcp

iface wlan0 inet dhcp

auto mwlan0
iface mwlan0 inet dhcp
        #pre-up /sbin/iwconfig $IFACE essid any txpower 100mW
        pre-up /sbin/wpa_supplicant -Bw -Dmarvell -imwlan0
-c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
        pre-up /bin/sleep 5 ; /sbin/iwconfig $IFACE essid MySSID_
        post-down killall -q wpa_supplicant
############ End of File
and then in the wpa_supplicant
### Start
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
network={
        ssid="MySSID"
        scan_ssid=1
        psk="someSecurePassword"
}
### End
In reality I have the precomputed value there and of course my actual ssid...
Someone should mention this trouble on the wiki.

On 6/26/07, Blondikk <blondikk@poczta.fm > wrote:
>
> Hi Caitie,
>
> Finally I've managed to make the Wifistix talking with WPA (as well WEP)
> enabled network using wpa_supplicant.
> In my case I just started from scratch, using currently available revision
> of buildroot and default config (make defconfig) to avoid confusion with my
> previous trials...and errors.
>
> It seems that problem in iwconfig (truncating last letter in essid netname)
> isn't fixed yet.
> Workaround: as mentioned previously, add one more char at the end when use
> iwconfig (i.e. iwconfig mwlan0 essid mynetwork_)
>
> After this fixup WEP configuration started to work:
> iwconfig mwlan0 mode managed key 1234567890 key on essid mynetwork_
> Don't forget about "key on" switch ;)
>
> However, to make WPA encryption workin it is more challenging:
> Wpa_supplicant should be applied according to the receipe on
> http://docwiki.gumstix.org/WPA_for_wifistix.
>
> In my case script executed smoothly, but still hadn't associated with my AP.
> After running wpa_supplicant with -dd option (and without -Bw!) you can get
> some debug info.
> I'm not 100% sure but it seems that "truncating bug" described above raises
> some internal cofusion within the driver.
> Workaround: Try to run iwconfig mwlan0 essid mynetwork_
> Just quick check: iwconfig mwlan0 and..it works..at least in my case.
>
> The next problem is to apply this workaround to execute automagically at
> boot time. It is some magic indeed;). For some unknown reasons it won't work
> if you put iwconfig mwlan0 essid mynetwork_ within /etc/network/interfaces
> file (neither in pre-up, up, and post-up sections -I mention that to avoid
> further confusion and waste of others time)
> Workaround: Write separate startup script and put it into /etc/init.d/
> directory. Just don't forget to put Sxx as a prefix (i.e. S60wifi, where xx
> is a number and indicates script position within execution queue. It seems
> reasonable to copy and modify(section start) one of existing ones.
> After that WPA should associate automatically after power up.
>
> Finally I've observed that after some period of time wifistix deassociate
> from AP again and does it for some unclear reasons (power save mode, dhcp
> timeout?).However I didn't have time and mood to investigate it further.
> Workaroud: something cron-like to run init.d script periodically?;)
>
> Hope this bit long info will help others and save at least their time...
> BTW- has someone been succesfull with playing mp3s through an audiostix? It
> would save my time:)
>
> regards
> Krzysztof
>
>
>
>
> Caitie Lustig wrote:
> >
> >  Anyway, if anyone can figure out why it's
> > printing out 'm' or another way for me to set up the gumstix to connect
> > with
> > the network (since I'm still rather new to Linux) that would be so so
> > appreciated.  Thanks!
> >
> >
> >
>
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