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Contributor I

Hi experts,

 

I was recently working with i.MX 8M Evaluation Kit, and I set up the board with a self-built fsl-image-qt5-validation-imx image by following the i.MX Yocto Project User's Guide.

Now, if I run command ifconfig, I get only eth0 and lo. 

By checking iwconfig, I get p2p0, wlan0, eth0, and lo. However, I cannot bring the wlan0 up correctly.

I tried to configure the wifi name and password by:

1) editing the file /ect/wpa-supplicant with wifi configuration, and then execute the command: 

wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

which gives me the error:

Successfully initialized wpa_supplicantwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

rfkill: Cannot open RFKILL contro[  557.160543] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready

l device

ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: Invalid argument

ioctl[SIOCSIWPMKSA]: Invalid argument

2) Execute the iwconfig command:

iwconfig wlan0 essid $SSID key s:$PASSWORD

which gives me the error:

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :

    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

Any idea about how to enable the wifi connection?

 

Simon

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Hi Simon,

About the set WiFi. You can try to run the below shell commands:

 

ifconfig wlan0 down

ifconfig wlan0 up

$nano /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

 

            ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

            ctrl_interface_group=0

            update_config=1

 

            network={

                                    ssid="</ the name of your internet acces point>"

                                    key_mgmt=WPA-PSK

                                    psk="</ the password of your internet access point>"

                                    proto=WPA2

            }

 

$wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -D nl80211

$udhcpc -i wlan0  


Have a great day,
Rita

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And about add wifi you also can refer to the follow thread, hope this can do help for you.

https://community.nxp.com/message/1074261?commentID=1074261#comment-1074261 

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Contributor I

By the way, actually I have two WiFi APs, and the other one is managed as WPA-EAP.

I'm wondering if there is anything needs to be changed besides modifying the file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf to connect with this AP?

I have the question because after I modify the .conf according to the example here, my board still cannot access the EAP AP, while the WPA2 case works fine.

I suspect I may change the command 

wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -D nl80211

while I don't find any instruction about this yet.

Please let me know if you have any suggestion, thank you in advance.

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Hi Simon,

Here could you  tell me what are the interface of your two wifi, both SDIO, or others?

Have a nice day

Rita

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NXP TechSupport

Hi Simon,

About the set WiFi. You can try to run the below shell commands:

 

ifconfig wlan0 down

ifconfig wlan0 up

$nano /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

 

            ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant

            ctrl_interface_group=0

            update_config=1

 

            network={

                                    ssid="</ the name of your internet acces point>"

                                    key_mgmt=WPA-PSK

                                    psk="</ the password of your internet access point>"

                                    proto=WPA2

            }

 

$wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -D nl80211

$udhcpc -i wlan0  


Have a great day,
Rita

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Contributor I

Hi Rita,

Thanks a lot for the detailed instructions.

udhcpc -i wlan0 is what I missed before. Thank you and have a great day :smileyhappy:

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