Ubuntu supporting BBBW's onboard Wifi

Hi all,
I have an Ubuntu 14.06 image which runs on the BBBW. Unsurprisingly it does not setup the BBBW’s onboard Wifi/Bluetooth. Is there an Ubuntu image supporting the BBBW’s onboard WiFi? Alternately are there instructions on installation of the necessary software/drivers?

2 things:

install the "bb-wl18xx-firmware" package via apt, and make sure you
have the latest kernel:

cd /opt/scripts/tools/
git pull
sudo ./update_kernel.sh

or just grab my latest 16.04 image:



Your right, i forgot connman in 16.04, i'll work on that, this week.
as i'll need to import the version i use for stretch into our apt


an update connman is now in the 16.04 repo..


Hi Robert,
Your new Ubuntu image does include connman. However connmanctl command “scan wifi” reports “Error /net/connman/technology/wifi: No carrier”.

Running iw and ifconfig shows the wifi is running as an access point - which appears to be the default BBBW startup configuration.

It appears that although connman is present it isn’t talking to the underlying wifi services. That’s just a newbie guess! Any suggestions?

I am also getting the “Error /net/connman/technology/wifi: No carrier”.

I got it working by disabling wifi and reenabling. I am now able to ping

The exact sequence was:

enable wifi
scan wifi
agent on
scan wifi
tether wifi on
tether wifi off
disable wifi
enable wifi
scan wifi

And the scan worked and I was able to connect. I also ran connman from root, but I’m not sure if that’s relevant.