Wireless networking errors


While I was following the documentation for wireless networking I came across an error on the wpa_supplicant script.
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.


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.