Thanks.

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:33 PM, J. L. <vwyodapink@gmail.com> wrote:
it depends on how the network your connecting to is set up what kind
of key do you use on your router? You will either have open wpa or wep

from the length of 9's you used my guess would be your on a wpa
network. but like I said just a guess.



On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 2:29 PM, Vidya Menon <vids.menon@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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