[beagleboard] Can't get WiFi to work on Beaglebone A6a

What happens if you scan for WiFi hotspots by typing ‘iwlist wlan0 scanning’? You may need to install the wireless-tools package:

opkg install wireless-tools

You may also want to install the connman-tests package and testing the services available.

Thanks Stan,

after spending my night yesterday with this I switched to this morning to Ubuntu because people reported they got the adapter working there. I will post my problems on Ubuntu in another thread here in the forum.

Hijacking this thread. I followed these instructions: http://www.codealpha.net/864/how-to-set-up-a-rtl8192cu-on-the-beaglebone-black-bbb/.

I ran the following commands:

root@beaglebone:~# iwlist wlan0 scan && ifconfig wlan0 && iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:18:E7:DD:52:2E
Protocol:IEEE 802.11bgn
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Encryption key:on
Bit Rates:144 Mb/s
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (2) : CCMP TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Quality=100/100 Signal level=57/100

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 80:1F:02:0B:97:CF
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0 unassociated Nickname:“WIFI@REALTEK
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

So it sees the network, but is not connecting to it.

Any ideas?