[SHR-Testing] Wireless Frustration

Damian Spriggs damianspriggs at mac.com
Tue Apr 28 21:41:16 CEST 2009

I just re-flashed and it works fine for me so far. Here's what I did:
1) Flash testing image and kernel
2) opkg update/upgrade
3) installed the mofi beta release [1] 
4) depmod -a and reboot
5) load mofi, it scanned all the networks in the area, I chose mine (open, no encryption)
6) tested connection with TwitterMoko (because it crashes if there is no web access)

[1] http://projects.openmoko.org/frs/?group_id=165&release_id=193

I have had problems with it not working after a resume, but I haven't tried it out yet. Hope this helps

Damian Spriggs

On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at 01:58PM, "Konstantin" <Chaosspawn23 at gmx.net> wrote:
>George Brooke schrieb:
>> On Tuesday 28 April 2009 12:49:44 Helge Hafting wrote:
>>> Adam Jimerson wrote:
>>>> Well it is nice to see that I am not the only person with this problem,
>>>> for me Mofi doesn't even load, I am installing the one from opkg.org
>>>> <http://opkg.org> to see if I have any better luck with it.
>>> I have trouble with wifi in SHR testing too. I suspect a kernel problem.
>>> I usually run wpa_supplicant. Failing that, I connect to WEP networks
>>> using "iwlist" "iwconfig" commands directly. Even these low-level tools
>>> fails most of the time. Occationally iwlist eth0 scan will work, but
>>> repeat the command and eth0 suddenly "doesn't support scanning". And of
>>> course it won't ever connect to any access point. Similiarly, iwconfig
>>> may claim there is no support for setting the essid.
>>> Having low-level stuff like iwconfig fail is what makes me suspect a
>>> kernel problem.
>> Try rmmod a6000 (I think thats the correct module) them modprobing it again as 
>> that some times works for me.
>I tried that once, too, which resulted in a kernel panic. The funny thing was
>that I was in the middle of a phone call, which went on nevertheless until the
>other side hung up. Smartphones are interesting devices :D
>> solar.george
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