[2008.9] Wifi very unreliable

Xavier Bestel xavier.bestel at free.fr
Tue Sep 30 11:28:18 CEST 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 11:06 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using the Wifi-method described in
> http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Neo_FreeRunner_Wifi#Using_WPA_and_.2Fetc.2Fnetwork.2Finterfaces
> i.e. having a working config file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
> for all my known access points (which is just a copy of that I'm using
> daily and stable in my two FreeBSD based laptops); and I'm trying to bring
> up the eth0 with
> # ifup eth0
> this works very unreliable; in (let's say) 8 of 10 cases it can't
> associate to the AP, even not after fresh re-boots and independently if
> the AP at my home works with WEP or in my office with WPA;

I found that, for WEP networking, the only working way is to manually
configure the interface:
iwconfig eth0 key <yourkeyhere>
iwconfig eth0 essid <yourssidhere>
udhcpc eth0

And even then, it's not guaranteed to work, or if it works, it won't for


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