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WDLXTV_G2-0.4.5.3 No WIFI on RTL8191S   

Postby leighcb » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:05 pm

Hi,

I have a WDTV Gen 2 running 0.4.5.3 WDLXTV firmware, and a USB Wifi Dongle, with VID/PID v0BDAp8172 (listed as supported by the 8712u driver). I have created a net.config and placed it on the root of a 16GB Fat32 USB stick, net .config is as follows:

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##
## Network configuration file
##
## This file is sourced multiple times
## it SHOULD NOT contain commands whose
## effect would be adverse/detrimental
## if executed more than once
##
## To enable a line remove the hash '#'
##

## ********* enable Wireless *********
## must set to FALSE for wired ethernet
#
WIRELESS=TRUE

## ********* !!!!!! NEW !!!!!! *********
##  if you do not know what driver your network device uses
##  then uncomment the line below and the driver will
##  be automagically detected. You still *HAVE TO* set
##    WIRELESS=TRUE  or  WIRELESS=FALSE
##  along with any network settings you require
#
#network-device-detector

## *************************************
## to load a network driver manually if you know its driver
## enter the modprobe statement below
## to find which driver network-device-detector selected for you
## grep net.config /tmp/messages.txt
## options are: 8192cu,8712u, arusb_lnx, rt2570, rt3370sta,
## rt3572sta, rt73, rtl8150, rtl8187, zd1201, zd1211rw
modprobe 8712u

#######################################################
#######################################################
############# WIRELESS SETTINGS #######################
#######################################################
#######################################################

## SSID:
SSID=mySSID

## your auth mode:
#AUTHMODE=WEP
#AUTHMODE=WPAPSK
AUTHMODE=WPA2PSK

## your encryption (WPA[2]/PSK only) type:
#ENCRYPTION_TYPE=TKIP
ENCRYPTION_TYPE=AES

## WEP / WPA-PSK key
ENCRYPTION_KEY=myKey

#######################################################
#######################################################
################ WIRED SETTINGS #######################
#######################################################
#######################################################

## Enable ONE driver below depending on your wireless adapter

## ASIX compatible adapters:
#modprobe asix

## Pegasus compatible adapters:
#modprobe pegasus

## rtl8150 compatible adapters:
#modprobe rtl8150

## net1080 compatible adapters:
#modprobe net1080

## kaweth compatible adapters:
#modprobe kaweth

#######################################################
#######################################################
################# GENERAL SETTINGS ####################
##
## Dynamic IP Configuration:
DHCP=yes

##
## Static IP Configuration:  (only if not DHCP)
#DHCP=no
#IP=192.168.0.10
#GW=192.168.0.1
#NM=255.255.255.0
#DNS1=192.168.0.1
#DNS2=205.171.3.65

## attempt to set jumbo frames
MTU=9000

##
## Optional:


I get no signs of life from the USB WIFI stick (no flashing or solid light on the LED), and the WDTV never shows up as a connected device on my router. Am I missing something? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Leigh
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Re: WDLXTV_G2-0.4.5.3 No WIFI on RTL8191S   

Postby Socram » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:53 pm

Just to make sure, did you actually fill out the wireless settings? Namely SSID and ENCRYPTION_KEY. AUTHMODE and ENCRYPTION_TYPE also have to be the ones your router uses.
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Re: WDLXTV_G2-0.4.5.3 No WIFI on RTL8191S   

Postby leighcb » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:50 pm

Yes, just removed them here in order to post. Otherwise identical to my net.config.

I would have thought, even without the actual wireless settings, I should get some sign of life on the USB stick, no? When plugged into my computer, I get a flashing LED even before connecting to the wireless.

Thanks,
Leigh
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Re: WDLXTV_G2-0.4.5.3 No WIFI on RTL8191S   

Postby Socram » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:38 am

Yeah it should flash. But that's no guarantee for a working Wifi connection. My WLAN adapter flashes like on crack, but cannot connect to the network, which worked in the past ;)
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Re: WDLXTV_G2-0.4.5.3 No WIFI on RTL8191S   

Postby leighcb » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:55 am

Is there any way to get the boot log sent to the USB drive so that I can see whats happening? If I add dmesg to the end of the net.config, is there a path that I can send its output to to get a file saved on the USB drive for later review?

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Re: WDLXTV_G2-0.4.5.3 No WIFI on RTL8191S   

Postby CrazyFrog » Fri May 20, 2011 6:08 am

Hi,

Same problem with a 8712u; net.config seens to be ok but the card isn't activated. Some king of log file would be very helpful.
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Re: WDLXTV_G2-0.4.5.3 No WIFI on RTL8191S   

Postby CrazyFrog » Wed May 25, 2011 4:45 am

Are you using WPAPSK or wep? After some debugging with the ext3-boot version I found a possible problem net.agent script with 8712u module.
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