Wireless networking errors


#1

While I was following the documentation for wireless networking I came across an error on the wpa_supplicant script.
Error:
root@mineos ~# wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -c/root/wpa.conf -B
Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant
Could not set interface wlan0 flags (UP): Cannot allocate memory
nl80211: Could not set interface ‘wlan0’ UP
wlan0: Failed to initialize driver interface

How can I fix this error?

NOTE: The only eth device listed on my system is eth0 so wlan0 was the next best thing since using eth1 just gave me errors that the device didn’t exist.


#2

Based on what you’re describing, it could be that Linux itself doesn’t have the driver for your wireless adapter.

If Linux doesn’t recognize the hardware–and subsequently assign it a name like wlan0–then the wpa_supplicant instructions are bound to never work.

Try out some of the steps here: https://askubuntu.com/a/235280

I know it’s for Ubuntu, but in the Linux world, Debian/Ubuntu/MineOS are all based on the same apt-get foundation. We need to confirm MineOS has drivers for your wifi, which I’m guessing it very likely may not, seeing as how wifi isn’t really a solid server-grade connection.