Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#433 closed task (worksforme)

OpenWRT doesn't bring up the wifi interface

Reported by: acopenwrt@… Owned by: developers
Priority: normal Milestone: 0.9/rc6
Component: base system Version:
Keywords: Cc:


OpenWRT Release: WhiteRussian RC5

Hardware: WRT54G v1.1 (S/N starts with CDF3)

Problem: Upon boot, the ifup scripts do correctly set up the br0 (which includes vlan2 and eth2), but the eth2 interface isn't fired up, thus the wireless part isn't working at all.

Reason and Resolution:

root@ap:~# nvram show | grep wifi
size: 6455 bytes (26313 left)

root@ap:~# nvram set wifi_proto=static ; nvram commit

It's up to you to decide if this is a documentation issue (thus go to the Wiki) or something that should be fixed during startup in /etc/init.d/S05nvram.

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by mbm

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The wifi_* variables actually don't have anything to do with wireless.

Please read the documentation -

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by mbm

  • Milestone set to 1.0-rc6

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by acopenwrt@…

  • Resolution invalid deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

It's a fact that the wireless interface on my wrt doesn't come up with the br0 bridge (thus making the system a nice looking dsl router with a 4 port ethernet bridge and two useless antennas), unless I do a manual "ifconfig eth2 up" or I apply the solution I described above. I guess in the letter case the "ipup wifi" in /etc/init.d/S40network will bring the interface up so the wireless will work as part of the bridge.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by mbm

You really shouldn't set any of the wifi_* variables UNLESS you're planning on splitting lan/wifi -- setting them is probably what caused the problem.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by mbm

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

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