BBB wifi config WEP


I have installed the Debian version onto my Beaglebone Black version B that is at this link: … 2gb.img.xz

I am still having problems connecting to my internet.
I believe my internet (Verizon Fios) is a WEP connection, since on the side of the router, it has the information for the “MAC ID”, “WEP KEY”, and “ESSID”. (I am not sure how else to know what kind of connection I have.)

I am working via ssh to setup the wireless connection.

I know that the drivers for this wifi dongle are installed on the OS, and the command “iwlist wlan0 scan” returns:

root@beaglebone:/home/debian# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality=40/70 Signal level=-70 dBm
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra: Last beacon: 74ms ago
IE: Unknown: 00055343433438
IE: Unknown: 010882848B0C12961824
IE: Unknown: 030101
IE: Unknown: 0706555320010B1B
IE: Unknown: 200100
IE: Unknown: 2A0100
IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101830003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00

I know that “wicd” is the only network connection service running. However, when I run “wicd-curses” to select “myESSID”, it cannot find any wireless connections.

I have already looked at several links and blog posts, including:

Following that link, I ran:

root@beaglebone:/home/debian# iwconfig wlan0 mode managed key WEP_KEY
root@beaglebone:/home/debian# iwconfig wlan0 essid “myESSID”
root@beaglebone:/home/debian# dhclient wlan0

But the dhclient never returns anything.

Is there anything I could try to solve this issue? Let me know if you need any other information!

Thank you!

I went nuts for months on this and finally bought a BBB C with Debian.

I am using Verizon’s DSL router with WEP.

I finally got it to work (like a champ) with the following in /etc/network/interfaces

#auto wlan0
allow-hotplug wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wireless-essid 123456789
wireless-key 9876543210

Your results may vary.

Good luck.