Try the instructions on this link:

http://fastr.github.com/articles/marvell-wifi-on-gumstix-overo-fire.html

Sometimes, disabling the network manager can solve this type of issues.

Good luck!

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 6:50 PM, kfcandroid <kfc.android@gmail.com> wrote:
I was wondering is anyone got this issue solved?
currently I'm running stable stock images in flash (not from SD)
http://cumulus.gumstix.org/images/angstrom/factory/2011-03-25-1619/

here's my result:

root@overo:~# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      no wireless extensions.

root@overo:~# ifconfig
lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

root@overo:~#


Here's the file I configured in my /etc/network/interfaces:
#modification made 9-25-12 for uncrypted network
allow-hotplug wlan0
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
        pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid any
        wireless_mode managed


Is there anything I can do to bring up my wifi?
BTW, I'm totally new to this world so would you please provide me
instructions or hints, so I can
learn from it.

Thanks in advance!
James



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