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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

modprobe bcmdhd

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

sudo apt-get install linux-firmware -y

and reboot

sudo reboot

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

sudo -i #get root 
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan

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

sudo -i #get or stay root
wpa_passphrase yourSSID yourPasswd >> /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

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

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

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


7. restart networking to get changes to action

sudo service networking restart

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

ifconfig wlan0