Thanks J.L.

This might be a silly question. But how do I know if I shuld use wep vs wpa?

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:19 PM, J. L. <vwyodapink@gmail.com> wrote:
as far as I know you can not configure the power setting for the
onboard wifi I could be wrong so dont hold me to that but every time I
have tried I have had that same issue. There is a newer driver for the
chipset for the OLPC project but as far as I know no one has got it
working yet on the overo.

http://www.gumstix.net/wiki/index.php?title=Overo_Wifi

This is the best link to start with for getting the wifi up. Make sure
you go through the file and uncomment the correct parts. because if
your using a wep or wpa you have to set it up accordingly.

I dont have mine in front of me but I know you have to tweak things
around esepcially on the console version. But steve just put in a new
ifupdown if you do a new git pull and rebuild the image your using you
should not have as big an issue on the console. Hope this helps I am
not expert at this


On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Vidya Menon <vids.menon@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi J.L,
>
> I am also trying to configure wifi for gumstix overo. I had recently posted
> my errors, but didn't get response. Can you please look into this and let me
> know where I am going wrong. If I am totally off the track could you point
> me to that link you were referring to?
>
> I edited the /etc/network/interfaces as follows:
> auto wlan0
> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
>  pre-up /sbin/iwconfig $IFACE key 9999999999 key open essid gumstixnet
> txpower 100mW
>
> (9999999999 - replaced by the 10 digit wifi password)
>
> Then I rebooted and started the network. I get the following error..
> root@overo:/etc/init.d# ./networking start
> Configuring network interfaces... Error for wireless request "Set Tx Power"
> (8B:
>    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
> Failed to bring up wlan0.
> done.
>
> Thanks
> Vidya
>
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:53 PM, J. L. <vwyodapink@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> yeah your not connected. Go through the wifi setup steps and then
>> check on the board here. Everything to get it working is on both
>> spots. You just need to make sure everything is configured properly.
>> Start with the link I initially gave you and then post any errors you
>> get after that and we can go from there.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 1:40 PM, Thomas Davis <thomas.l.davis5@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > To J.L.:
>> >
>> > I tried to ping google.com and it came up saying that it was a bad
>> > address.
>> >
>> > root@overo:~# iwconfig wlan0
>> > wlan0     IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:""
>> >           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point:
>> > Not-Associated
>> >           Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm
>> >           Retry short limit:8   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr=2346 B
>> >           Encryption key:off
>> >           Power Management:off
>> >           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>> >           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>> >           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
>> >
>> > root@overo:~# iwconfig wlan0 essid linksys
>> > root@overo:~# ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
>> > root@overo:~# iwconfig wlan0
>> > wlan0     IEEE 802.11b/g  ESSID:"linksys"
>> >           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point:
>> > 00:23:69:F7:04:14
>> >           Bit Rate:1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=13 dBm
>> >           Retry short limit:8   RTS thr=2347 B   Fragment thr=2346 B
>> >           Encryption key:off
>> >           Power Management:off
>> >           Link Quality=24/100  Signal level=-77 dBm  Noise level=-85 dBm
>> >           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>> >           Tx excessive retries:52  Invalid misc:11754   Missed beacon:0
>> >
>> > root@overo:~# opkg update
>> > Downloading
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/base/Packages.gz
>> > Downloading
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/debug/Packages.gz
>> > Downloading
>> >
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/gstreamer/Packages.gz
>> > Downloading
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc//all/Packages.gz
>> > Downloading
>> >
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/machine/overo/Packages.gz
>> > Downloading
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/perl/Packages.gz
>> > Downloading
>> >
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/python/Packages.gz
>> > Collected errors:
>> >  * Failed to download
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/base/Packages.gz.
>> > error detail: Couldn't resolve host name
>> >  * Failed to download
>> >
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/debug/Packages.gz.
>> > error detail: Couldn't resolve host name
>> >  * Failed to download
>> >
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/gstreamer/Packages.gz.
>> > error detail: Couldn't resolve host name
>> >  * Failed to download
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc//all/Packages.gz.
>> > error detail: Couldn't resolve host name
>> >  * Failed to download
>> >
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/machine/overo/Packages.gz.
>> > error detail: Couldn't resolve host name
>> >  * Failed to download
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/perl/Packages.gz.
>> > error detail: Couldn't resolve host name
>> >  * Failed to download
>> >
>> > http://www.gumstix.net/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv7a/python/Packages.gz.
>> > error detail: Couldn't resolve host name
>> > root@overo:~# ping google.com
>> > ping: bad address 'google.com'
>> > root@overo:~# ping 192.198.1.1
>> > PING 192.198.1.1 (192.198.1.1): 56 data bytes
>> > ping: sendto: Network is unreachable
>> > root@overo:~#
>> >
>> >
>> > --
>> > Thomas Davis
>> > Jackson State University
>> > Computer Engineering Major
>> >
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