you gotta go into the menuconfig before building your kernel.  Enable the PCMCIA support for network devices in one of the menus.

Also, ad-hoc mode runs really really hot, and for some reason the driver doesn't allow you to turn on the power management settings like it does in the other modes.

You probably don't want ad-hoc mode if you are connecting to a WiFi access point.  Probably want "managed" instead.  And skip the udhcpd instructions on that page you referenced also.

Your interfaces file would be something like:

auto wlan0 
iface wlan0 inet dhcp 
        wireless_mode managed 
        wireless_essid access_point_name



From: nmelga01 <nicholas.melgar@villanova.edu>
To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 4:29:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Gumstix-users] Wifi on Verdex Pro XM4



Brad Shaw wrote:
>
>
>
> "The netpro-vx will have a blue LED for Wifi that briefly blinks when the
> verdex starts up and the module is loaded.  Did you get that?"
>
> I did get that upon start-up.
>
> "Are you using the kernel that came pre-loaded on the verdex, or did you
> bitbake your own?"
>
> I followed the "build environment" instructions on the gumstix website and
> bitbaked the basic one.
>
> --brad
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: nmelga01 <nicholas.melgar@villanova.edu>
> To: gumstix-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 3:59:14 PM
> Subject: [Gumstix-users]  Wifi on Verdex Pro XM4
>
>
> Hi,
>
> I am totally new to Linux and Gumstix, however thanks to everyone in these
> forums I have made steady progress until I tried to connect my Verdex to
> my
> computer using the Wifi Module FCC. I have followed the following
> instructions:
>
> http://www.gumstix.net/wiki/index.php?title=Creating_an_Ad-hoc_Wireless_Network
>
> but I haven't made any progress. Could anyone maybe point me in the right
> directions with some specific details in addition to those instructions?
> I'm
> pretty sure my wifi isn't booting at start-up. Thanks in advance.
>
> -Nick
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