QTOPIA wifi setup for wpa2

Jim Morris ml at e4net.com
Sun Aug 10 07:48:01 CEST 2008


I have looked into how Qtopia is using WPA_SUPPLICANT and I don't think that technique will work.

I can get a WPA connection only if I put this in the /etc/networks/interfaces file.

iface eth0 inet dhcp
   wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

The technique of running wpa_supplicant from the command line never worked for me, and that seems to 
be the technique used by the script.

I hope I am wrong, but playing with it just now I never got it to connect, whereas doing a simple 
ifup eth0 with the above setting in interfaces does work right now.


Jim Morris wrote:
> Ok reflashed the 888 qtopia (the update didn't take properly)
> It doesn't crash anymore when I delete an internet profile.
> However getting to the properties page for the selected wireless is not working as it says wlan 
> pending, and there is no properties menu selection.
> Jim Morris wrote:
>> Jim Morris wrote:
>>> Lorn Potter wrote:
>>>> Jim Morris wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I have been playing with the GUI for setting up wifi in the latest 
>>>>> trolltechs Qtopia build.
>>>>> It sees my network, but there seems no way to setup wpa2 or enter a 
>>>>> password. Am I missing something, or has that not been implemented yet?
>>>> It isn't very intuitive.
>>>> Once you have done WLAN detection->Options->Add new networks (scans 
>>>> for networks) <select the network you want>.
>>>> You have to go back into the main internet settings window and select 
>>>> Options->Properties->Wireless Encryption->select the network you want 
>>>> to connect to. From there you can configure which encryption and 
>>>> password/phrase.
>>> Thanks I'll give that a try.
>>> BTW did you know that qtopia (actually the entire thing) locks solid 
>>> (crashes) when I try to delete an internet setting.. I can't even ssh 
>>> into the thing via USB to see why it crashed.
>>> Internet settings -> click on one of the data networks -> click the 
>>> options menu => click delete -> HANG.
>> HOLD ON I think my libs are out of sync, I need to do an opkg upgrade I 
>> think, if the latest qtopia is expecting 2008.8 libs.
>> I'll do opkg upgrade and try again. I was seeing some odd message in the 
>> logs about libs and versions.
>> The problem stems from the fact I used the script you suggested to 
>> upgrade qtopia rather than reflash the rootfs, but this leaves the 
>> kernel and libs out of sync.
>> I'll report back in a sec...

Jim Morris, http://blog.wolfman.com

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