ECE497 Beagle Bone WiFi
Embedded Linux Class by Mark A. Yoder
This wiki is for anyone trying to use a WiFi adapter on the Beagle Bone. It is originally created by Michael Junge, EE senior at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, class of 2012. As new information is discovered please feel free to edit this wiki.
You will need a WiFi adapter from Adafruit. (I had to buy mine, however as the class expands Dr. Yoder pay potentially have a few to hand out for experimentation.)
You will also need the A6 hardware version of the BeagleBone. This does not work with the A5 version. (again at a later date this may not be an issue)
You will finally need the A5 software version of Angstrom found from EBC Exercise 03 Installing a Beagle OS. Again make sure it is the A5 software, this does not work with the A6 Rev.
Finally you will need a 5V BeagleBone power supply. The power supply that comes with the Beagle XM Board is suffient as well.
Required Package Updates
When installing packages do not have the WiFi adapter plugged in.
beagle$ opkg update beagle$ opkg install linux-firmware-rtl8192cu bealge$ opkg install wireless-tools