[shr-u] wifi connection

Arigead captain.deadly at gmail.com
Sat Dec 5 00:16:04 CET 2009

Kosa wrote:
> Arigead escribió:
>> William Kenworthy wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2009-12-03 at 11:00 -0500, Iain B. Findleton wrote:
>>>> Arigead wrote:
>>>>> Hello All,
>>>>>     I was going to try and connect my FR to my laptop with an ad-hoc
>>>>> wifi connection but being as I've never even connected to infrastructure
>>>>> I decided that I'd start there. I followed the instructions in the wiki
>>>>> [1] but got some strange results:
>>>>> ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0
>>>>> ifdown: interface eth0 not configured
>>>>> WPA: Configuring Interface
>>>>> ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
>>>>> ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
>>>>> ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
>>>>> ioctl[SIOCSIWENCODEEXT]: Operation not supported
>>>>> udhcpc (v1.13.2) started
>>>>> run-parts: /etc/udhcpc.d/00avahi-autoipd exited with code 1
>>>>> Sending discover...
>>>>> Sending discover...
>>>>> Sending select for
>>>>> Sending select for
>>>>> Lease of obtained, lease time 3600
>>>>> run-parts: /etc/udhcpc.d/00avahi-autoipd exited with code 1
>>>>> adding dns
>>>>> root at om-gta02 /media/card $ ifconfig
>>>>> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:CF:8F:37:23
>>>>>           inet6 addr: fe80::212:cfff:fe8f:3723/64 Scope:Link
>>>>>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>>>>>           RX packets:751 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>>>>>           TX packets:381 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>>>>>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>>>>>           RX bytes:353244 (344.9 KiB)  TX bytes:9635 (9.4 KiB)
>>>>> It appears that I get offered an address by the DHCP server on the wifi
>>>>> but that it's not being used by eth0 for some reason. Is this a know
>>>>> issue. To be honest I've never tried to use the wifi part of the phone
>>>>> before and the wiki might be outdated, even for infrastructure mode?
>>>>> Cheers for any help that anybody has time to offer.
>>>> I have similar problems getting wifi to work on SHR-U. In my case I get
>>>> an address and configure the interface via dhcp, but can not establish
>>>> any traffic to the interface. In one case I could ping a host but the
>>>> transit time was enormous.
>>>> The other thing I note from ifconfig is ridiculous RX and TX values,
>>>> almost 1TB on an interface I never have used. Looks to me like a bug
>>>> somewhere in the driver code.
>>>>> [1] http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Wifi
>>>>> _______________________________________________
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>>> Check route -n, and are you trying wifi with usb plugged in? - depending
>>> on the order you start/stop interfaces the default route could either be
>>> wrong or missing.  And which version of shr-u - latest, or older.
>>> BillK
>> Hi BillK,
>>     your response motivated me to look at the latest shr-u image as I
>> was using one from mid November. Thought I'd best update it even thought
>> I'm sort of happy with what I've got at present. I do want to use wifi
>> for a demo so off we go. I grabbed the shr-u kernel from 29th of
>> November and the lite rootfs from 30th. Bit of a WTF moment there when I
>> failed to find any wifi antenna setting in "Settings/Connectivity" where
>>  I'm used to seeing it. Decided that I'd just enable the eth0 interface
>> with an ifup but get told that interface don't exist.
>> Maybe I leaped too far forward in time. Have you any recommendations as
>> to which version to use? I might go back a version and see how I get on.
>> Maybe I should be using the full root-fs but I only want the basics at
>> present.
>> I did in the mean time discover coova-chilli for the first time. That
>> one slipped under my radar, like a good many other things. I'll go back
>> in time but if you've any advice on a good image let me know.
>> Cheers
> Shr teams just announced the release of a testing-image and it seems to
> work fine. Mokoconnect is not working but I have been able to set up a
> wifi connection to both wep (without password) and wpa-psk networks
> using the termninal.  Take a look at here:
> http://build.shr-project.org/shr-testing/images/om-gta02/
> Cheers!
> Kosa
> - Un mundo mejor es posible -

I did an "opkg update" and an "opkg upgrade" of my lite rootfs from the
30th of November and now there is a "wifi on" setting in
"Setting/Connectivity"  but doesn't seem to be able to find a dhcp offer
on my network.

I'll maybe change to the testing image and see how that works out.

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