Could you please tell us which guide are you following to complete this process? I believe you’re using an outdated document. Please check this other one: IoT - Connecting your Intel Edison board using Wi-Fi* | Intel® Developer Zone. As long as there is a WiFi network available you shouldn’t have any issue.
I did try the one you suggested before and retried and here are what I don't understand:
After running configure_edison --wifi on the PuTTy terminal, then chose a number from a list for my network SSIDs
There is a question:
Password must be either 5 or 13 characters.
What is the network password?
My network password for wifi connection has 10 characters so when I type it, it does not accept. It only accepts exactly 5 letters or exactly 13 characters. I don't know why.
That was why i tried alternate method by using wpa_supplicant and it did not work either.
Thanks for your help.
Could you please tell me which image you are using? When I setup my Edison’s Wifi I’m not asked to enter a 5 or 13 character password. It’s possible that you’re using WEP and this is causing this behavior. Have you checked this thread https://communities.intel.com/thread/59888?
I tried to follow the thread https://communities.intel.com/thread/59888? and edit /usr/bin/configure_edison
and I added lines for WEP_HEX and for password with 10 hex characters:
Now I see the following errors:
root@edison:/usr/bin# configure_edison --wifi
File "/usr/bin/configure_edison", line 68
WEP_HEX = '''
IndentationError: unindent does not match any outer indentation level
I know I have syntax errors and I looked at the location and have no clue.
BTW, is there any way I can load emacs editor and do edits on the serial emulator? I tried vi and I had to look back on my cheat sheet.
Thanks guys for your help!
I tried the following from another thread and it works now. I would recommend for who can update software changes to update the configure_edison file. It will include all password types to save many people like me time and less frustration.
Thanks for your support.
This does not happen for me, when I enter the Linux console I enter configure_edison –setup. This gives me an option to change the device name, I used edison in this example. Then the system asks me to choose a password for the device and I use an 8 digit password and confirm. Then you have to choose the wifi you wish to connect to, and press the number. Then you must enter the network password you wish to connect to, password must be between 8 and 63 characters. After confirming the password you should then have access to a wireless connection . What version of the image are you using and from where did you download it?