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How to get wireless working when no other network access is available

Guest on 14th May 2022 08:33:25 AM

  1. How to get wireless working when no other network access is available.
  2. If you already have net access on your GK802 device then skip to notes below!
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  4. Before proceeding it is assumed that you have successfully completed README-1st.txt. Check that your machine can boot from your SD card and that your tce directory is properly setup.
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  6. Since your machine has no network access, we will describe how to use an x86 Tiny Core machine to download specific extensions needed to activate 8192 wireless
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  8.  1. Mount your SD card on x86 Tiny Core and open an xterm.
  9.  2. On your x86 machine at the command prompt perform the following:
  10.     $ cd /mnt/mountpoint_of_SD/tce/sce
  11.     $ wget http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/5.x/armv7/sce/wireless.sce
  12.  3. Remove the SD card by moving off the card and unmouunting
  13.     $ cd
  14.     $ sudo umount /mnt/mountpoint_of_SD/tce/sce
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  17.  6. Insert SD card into your machine and boot.
  18.  7. Next load wireless tools.
  19.     $ loadsce wireless
  20.  8. At this point you may verify the wifi device with:
  21.     $ iwconfig
  22.  9. We are now ready to attempt a connection.
  23.     $ sudo wifi.sh
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  25. 10. Select from display list of access points and follow prompts
  26. 11. You may verify IP by:
  27.     $ ifconfig
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  30. Once wifi is operational, then to automate connection at boot perform the following:
  31. 12. Edit sceboot.lst to add the following item:
  32.     $ vi /etc/sysconfig/tcedir/sceboot.lst
  33.          wireless
  34. 14. Edit the bootlocal file to attempt connection at boot time (optional)
  35.     $ vi /opt/bootlocal.sh
  36.          /usr/local/bin/wifi.sh -a 2>&1 > /tmp/wifi.log
  37. 15. Finally be sure to backup before poweroff or reboot.
  38.     $ backup
  39.     $ sudo poweroff        
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  42. This completes the wifi setup README. You may now proceed to continue X setup, if desired  by referring to the README-X-Desktop.txt.

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