root@overo:~# iwconfig wlan0 essid any
root@overo:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
root@overo:~# iwlist wlan0 scan
root@overo:~# cat >> /etc/network/interfaces
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
pre-up /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid any
(pressed ctrl C to exit this mode)
Remove networkmanager: (I had to remove it for wifi to work)
root@overo:~# opkg remove networkmanager --force-depends
root@overo:~# ifdown wlan0
root@overo:~# ifup wlan0
I entered: ping google.com to check if you have a connection.
root@overo:~# ping google.com
If there is no connection you can try bringing network down and up again.
This will give you information regarding your connections:
root@overo:~# ifconfig –a
For more information:
The problem for me is that this way wifi does not start by itself on boot, so I tried the following:
Creating the file : "/etc/modprobe.conf" with the content:
options libertas_sdio helper_name="sd8686_helper.bin"
options libertas_sdio fw_name="sd8686.bin"
This only works if I connect through serial as usual, and then type "boot", and then it works automatically.
a script into
first change directory:
I added a file using "nano myInit.sh"
Then added the following text to the file:
This script should be marked as executable:
chmod +x myInit.sh
Your next step is to add a symlink to this script from
First change directory "
Then type: "ln -s
S: basically says to run
a script on startup,
96: is for the ordering of when the scripts are run.
myInit: is a name for our own reference.
In order to check that you don't use the same ordering number twice, check using this command:
ls –la" while in the
The highest number script which is generally pre-installed on a basic
Gumstix Buildroot or OE system is
but better check!
To check that it works beforehand, type:
For more information:
I had some similar issues and was able to work through them. What does your /etc/network/interfaces file look like (any uncommented wlan0 entries)?
On Sep 19, 2011 5:58 PM, "joncoops" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am trying to get the WiFi working on my Overo Fire follwoing the
> instructions posted at http://wiki.gumstix.org/index.php?title=Overo_Wifi
> and I am getting problems at boot. Once I remove networkmanager the wlan0
> interface does not seem to come up until some time after the boot sequence
> has completed and as a result several of the boot steps fail. I can get the
> WiFi to work if I restart the network after boot /etc/init.d/networking
> restart although it sometimes takes a couple of attempts. I am assuming the
> hardware is good, but that there is something flaky with the kernel or
> driver, any pointers on debuging or fixing the problem would be much
> Below are the boot errors I am seeing.
> usbcore: registered new interface driver option
> option: v0.7.2:USB Driver for GSM modems
> lib80211: common routines for IEEE802.11 drivers
> cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
> libertas_sdio: Libertas SDIO driver
> libertas_sdio: Copyright Pierre Ossman
> Remounting root file system...
> udevadm settle - timeout of 8 seconds reached, the event queue contains:
> Caching udev devnodes
> Populating dev cache
> NET: Registered protocol family 10
> ALSA: Restoring mixer settings...
> Cleaning: /etc/network/run/ifstate.
> Configuring network interfaces... Error for wireless request "Set Encode"
> (8B2A) :
> SET failed on device wlan0 ; No such device.
> Failed to bring up wlan0.
> Starting portmap daemon: portmap.
> Starting GPE display manager: gpe-dm
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> | | | __ | ---'| '--.| .-'| | |
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> The Angstrom Distribution overo ttyO2
> Angstrom 2011.03 overo ttyO2
> overo login: libertas: 00:19:88:3e:7e:d2, fw 9.70.7p0, cap 0x00000303
> libertas_sdio mmc1:0001:1: wlan0: Features changed: 0x00004800 -> 0x00004000
> libertas: wlan0: Marvell WLAN 802.11 adapter
> libertas: assoc: bss (null) not in scan results
> ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
> View this message in context: http://old.nabble.com/WiFi-problems-tp32473984p32473984.html
> Sent from the Gumstix mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
> All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure contains a
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> threats, fraudulent activity and more. Splunk takes this data and makes
> sense of it. Business sense. IT sense. Common sense.
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All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure contains a
definitive record of customers, application performance, security
threats, fraudulent activity and more. Splunk takes this data and makes
sense of it. Business sense. IT sense. Common sense.
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