Howto get a CubieTruck WLAN working

Note: Please see the new version of this post

For some reason the WLAN of the [amazon &title=CubieTruck&text=CubieTruck] didn’t work out of the box. So to save you the day I spent to get it working I wrote this little step by step tutorial:

1. load the wlan driver by typing

in case you don’t want to do that everytime the [amazon &title=CubieTruck&text=CubieTruck] needs wifi consider adding a new line with ‘bcmdhd’ (no quotes) to /etc/modules

2. install linux-firmware

and reboot

3. bring the wlan0 device up and scan if your wlan is available

4. add this wlan to your connection configuration file (replace yourSSID and yourPasswd accordingly)

5. add following lines to /etc/network/interfaces

6. add DNS Information to /etc/resolv.conf (attention, we’ll use google in that example)

7. restart networking to get changes to action

If everything went well, your wlan0 device should have an IP when checking it with

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