Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Edimax (RTL8192CU) USB wifi adapter with Beaglebone Black

Out of the box, the stock debian distro for my Beaglebone Black didn't recognize my Edimax USB wifi adapter.  But after plugging it into wired ethernet and doing an apt-get update ; apt-get dist-upgrade, it shows up just fine.

I got it to associate with an access point once, but I got a lot of packet loss, and haven't gotten it to work since.  After an hour or two of fiddling, I'm just going to buy a different adapter.

Update: Looks like "ifconfig wlan0 up" gets it to associate with an AP.  See http://credentiality2.blogspot.com/2015/09/getting-beaglebone-black-and-green-to.html

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