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stepman

Solved Wifi not working on Cubietruck

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Hi, 

 

I am trying to used Wifi on my Cubietruck, but I cannot get it running. Running Armbian Jessie 4.2.3 (Armbian_4.5_Cubietruck_Debian_jessie_4.2.3 - freshly installed), I changed /etc/network/interfaces according to the comments.

# Wired adapter #1
auto eth0
        iface eth0 inet dhcp
#       hwaddress ether # if you want to set MAC manually
#       pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 mtu 3838 # setting MTU for DHCP, static just: mtu 3838
#
# Wired adapter #2
#auto eth1
#       iface eth1 inet dhcp
#       hwaddress ether # if you want to set MAC manually
#       pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 mtu 3838 # setting MTU for DHCP, static just: mtu 3838
#
# Wireless adapter #1
auto wlan0
        iface wlan0 inet dhcp
        wpa-ssid MyNetwork
        wpa-psk 1234123123123123a324312241234a1234215342352352
# to generate proper encrypted key: wpa_passphrase yourSSID yourpassword
#
# Local loopback
auto lo
        iface lo inet loopback

When trying "ifup wlan0" afterwards, I get:

wpa_supplicant: /sbin/wpa_supplicant daemon failed to start
run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wpasupplicant exited with return code 1
Failed to bring up wlan0.

Doing "service networking restart" reconnects eth0, but again I get an error for wifi:

root@cubietruck:~# service networking restart
[warn] Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not re-enable some interfaces ... (warning).
[....] Reconfiguring network interfaces...Killed old client process
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.3.1
Copyright 2004-2014 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/02:49:00:00:00:00
Sending on   LPF/eth0/02:49:00:00:00:00
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPRELEASE on eth0 to 192.168.220.2 port 67
Stopping NTP server: ntpd.
Starting NTP server: ntpd.
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.3.1
Copyright 2004-2014 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/02:49:00:00:00:00
Sending on   LPF/eth0/02:49:00:00:00:00
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPOFFER from 192.168.220.2
DHCPACK from 192.168.220.2
Stopping NTP server: ntpd.
Starting NTP server: ntpd.
bound to 192.168.221.236 -- renewal in 1549 seconds.
wpa_supplicant: /sbin/wpa_supplicant daemon failed to start
run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wpasupplicant exited with return code 1
Failed to bring up wlan0.
done.

What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks for your help!

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Well i see that the Armbian on Cubietruck have some bugs:

 

Bugs or limitations

 

 

Try to check this link

 

Anyway i haven't got this board, so not sure if u are trying with your internal wireless, but you can try:

root@cubietruck:~# modprobe bcmdhd

If u do lsmod u would have something similar like this:

root@cubietruck:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
bcmdhd 497543 0
mali 110767 0
ump 51819 1 mali
lcd 3778 0
sunxi_gmac 30667 0
pwm_sunxi 9251 0

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I got it.

 

I had the new version of armbian on my sd-card, but the installation onto the hdd did not work properly. Therefore I booted an old version (kernel 3.4) from the hdd.

 

With the new kernel wifi works well.

 

Thanks for your help!

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Hi,

 

still having problems under Armbian_5.10 on Cubietruck.

 

"modprobe bcmdhd" gives "modprobe: FATAL: Module bcmdhd not found."

 

"lsmod" output does not contain bcmdhd, but brcmfac and brcmutil, the latter used by 1.

 

The package firmware-brcm80211 cannot be located by apt-get, but the wget of firmware worked. Didn't change anything, though.

 

wicd can establish a connection and obtain an IP address, but then reproducibly disconnects without comment.

 

What should I do?

 

Sincerely

 

Engelbert

 

 

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