wifi and the latest Bullseye minimal image

Started by francois, December 15, 2021, 11:36:22 AM

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Just to add an update, I finally got chance to have another look at this.
I tried the latest image from https://images.olimex.com/release/a64/A64-OLinuXino-bullseye-base-20230515-130040.img.7z and the wifi behaves exactly as before.

In fact the only way I can it to connect at all is by creating a local hotspot using a mobile phone, and then have the phone within 40-50cm from the A64 board. Also it will only connect when the onboard antenna is disconnected, and even at that the connection is hardly reliable.

I then tried a USB wifi dongle (one of the old WiPi) modules, and that worked first time. This suggests it could be a problem with the onboard wifi module, or at least a driver/config issue. FYI the onboard ethernet port doesn't work unless you open the "PHY RST".  There's a post somewhere which states Olimex test every board - I guess this one somehow got missed.

Hopefully this information might be useful to anyone searching in the future.