How to connect with wifi ?
#1
Hi all,

I got my pine64 + 2gb model.

I boot the pine64 with Debian Linux with Mate GUI 20160422 by lenny.raposo with Longsleep kernel.

I have no experience with any of the Linux OS'.

How can I activate the wifi, and connect the internet ?
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#2
I did not try to connect, but on my mate installation I do have an icon on the right top side of a desktop (near the clock), that shows the network icon. If you click it you should see wifi card and wifi network. Just click one of them and enter the password.
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#3
open up a terminal window and type in the following

sudo iwconfig

then post the results here
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#4
well, I managed to connect to internet. But now, I cannot open any webpage. It looks like, it is loading but at the and it is failed to open.
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#5
I too had this issue and bringing down the ethernet interface fixed it as the ethernet, though disconnected, was getting some 192.168.2.0/24 IP address for reasons I cannot understand (no DHCP server is running on the device in this image).
Code:
ifdown eth0


If you are using exclusively wifi edit the network config and comment out the auto eth0 line to stop this happening in the future;


Code:
# The primary network interface
#auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
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#6
Where do I have to write this code ? To shell ?

uh, oh .. okay I solved it thanks ..
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#7
Lenny ... You're one of the GREAT wizards in Pinedom!!!

Played with a Pine for a couple of weeks - no networking.  Now I just got my own Pine and am trying to get WiFi working but I can't find the device.

Using your:  pine64-image-debianmate-31065bsp.img.xz - it boots up fine and works!
I'm plugged into ETH0 and am writing this NOW on the Pine on the internet.

WiFi module is installed properly.  Per your 4/27 post, here is the "iwconfig":

$ sudo iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.
sit0      no wireless extensions.
lo        no wireless extensions.
$

My most sincere thanks for any and all comments, suggestions, and assistance.

Blessings in abundance, all the best, & ENJOY!
Art in Carlisle, PA USA
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#8
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EDIT:  I have to make sure I disconnect the Ethernet cable when testing the WiFi ... DUH


I've made some progress in the last few hours ... I discovered I wasn't at the latest release, so I downloaded and burned it:

    debian/debian-mate-jessie-20160501-lenny.raposo-longsleep-pine64-8GB.zip

It looks ok so far, and now I have wlan devices - yes, TWO of them - wlan0 and wlan1:

Code:
# iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
         Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=12 dBm  
         Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
         Encryption key:off
         Power Management:on
         
sit0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan1     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
         Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=12 dBm  
         Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
         Encryption key:off
         Power Management:on

# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 7a:6e:63:ac:21:f1  
         inet addr:192.168.1.104  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
         inet6 addr: fe80::786e:63ff:feac:21f1/64 Scope:Link
         UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
         RX packets:83 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:9542 (9.3 KiB)  TX bytes:14007 (13.6 KiB)
         Interrupt:114

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
         inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
         inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
         UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
         RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
         RX bytes:240 (240.0 B)  TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 34:c3:d2:7b:45:0c  
         UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan1     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 36:c3:d2:7b:45:0c  
         UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
         RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

I certainly did NOT expect TWO of them, so now I'm at a loss as to where to go from here.  The MAC address for the 'real' device has to be entered into my router Access List, and I have to connect to my wireless network.

EDIT:  When I click on the network icon (top right of screen) I see the available networks, but I don't get a connection???

Thank you for any and all comments, suggestions, and assistance.


Blessings in abundance, all the best, & ENJOY!
Art in Carlisle, PA USA
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#9
OK ... the final key to the solution for connecting to the Internet with the WiFi link was disconnecting the ethernet cable and issuing:

    sudo ifdown eth0

I'm not sure what I have to do when I boot up the next time, but at least I know it works if I'm persistent enough.  I definitely want to be able to use either the wired OR the WiFi Internet connection.

Blessings in abundance, all the best, & ENJOY!
Art in Carlisle, PA USA

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LINUX:  A hole in your LIFE that you pour TIME into.
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#10
Ladies and gentlemen a new release comes out today that will address all the issues Wink

And it includes kodi on the DE systems
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Cheers Big Grin
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