I did try with what is written in the /etc/network/interfaces file. Same result. Looks like I will have to switch to alternatives.

Thanks Michael and J.L.

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:59 PM, J. L. <vwyodapink@gmail.com> wrote:
You shouldnt have the same issues with your add on wifi but I agree
the onboard one has some serious issues and is not that reliable and
every connection has its own issues .. I use a usb alfa adapter and
its works perfectly



On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 8:54 PM, msbroadf <msbroadf@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Vidya,
>
> If i was you, i'd do what is written in the /etc/network/interfaces file for
> WPA2 instead of using whats in the wiki. So you dont need so many lines just
> three or so which is the output of wpa_passphrase.
>
> Furthermore, i noticed there are a lot of tx retries and misc packets being
> sent by the marvell, i have a later build of the firmware for the marvell
> chip which Victor sent me.
>
> Here it is  http://old.nabble.com/file/p29272793/Marvell_firmware_9.70.7.zip
> Marvell_firmware_9.70.7.zip
>
> I havent tried it yet but i attached to this email.  Furthermore i notice
> that the marvell will not connect to an access point on channel 9.
>
> Basically what ive noticed over the past 6 weeks with working with the overo
> air is that the marvell is barely useful.  There just seems to be too many
> issues, so yesterday i ordered a linux compatible mini N usb adapter, so im
> going to try to use that instead of the crappy marvell chip onboard.
> Hopefully there will be less issues.
>
> Michael
>
>
> Im still having some isue
>
> Vidya Menon wrote:
>>
>> Hello Micheal,
>>
>> I am trying to set-up wifi on Overo Fire and I was following your steps.
>> 1. I edited the /etc/network/interfaces as follows:
>>
>> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
>>       pre-up wpa_supplicant -Dwext -iwlan0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -B
>>       down killall wpa_supplicant
>>
>> 2. Edited the /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf as given in the wiki .
>>
>> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
>> ctrl_interface_group=0
>> eapol_version=1
>> ap_scan=1
>> fast_reauth=1
>>
>> network={
>>       ssid="add-your-ascii-ssid"
>>       proto=WPA2
>>       key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
>>       pairwise=CCMP TKIP
>>       group=CCMP TKIP
>>       scan_ssid=1
>>       psk="add-your-ascii-passphrase"
>>       priority=10
>> }
>>
>> 3. Reboot and give ifup wlan0 - I am getting following..
>>
>> root@overo:~# ifup wlan0
>> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
>> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
>> Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.2p1
>> Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
>> All rights reserved.
>> For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
>> Usage: dhclient ....
>> .........
>> .........
>> exiting.
>> Failed to bring up wlan0.
>> root@overo:~# dhclient
>> Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.2p1
>> Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
>> All rights reserved.
>> For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
>>
>> Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:19:88:11:e3:f1
>> Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:19:88:11:e3:f1
>> Sending on   Socket/fallback
>> DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
>> DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 11
>> DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 20
>> DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
>> DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
>> No DHCPOFFERS received.
>>
>> Blue leds just blinks.. What is that I am missing? Please help.
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>> Vidya
>>
>>
>>
>> msbroadf wrote:
>>>
>>> To add further to this regarding wifi speed issues:
>>>
>>> I ran some speed tests and  transferring exactly 10 million byte file
>>> takes between 23 and 24 seconds over WPA2 which works out at 3.5 megabits
>>> per second.
>>>
>>> This is using the jun11 build images for overo air and summit board.
>>>
>>> Michael
>>>
>>
>>
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