We want to build a router based on Fedora ARM 22 from scratch, rather then work off pre-assembled images that are available, to be able to support and enhance the final solution in house going forward .
We have started with the BPI-R1 board, TP-Link TL-ANT2408CL 8dBi antennas and Fedora-Minimal-armhfp-22-3-sda.raw.xz. We rigged the exlinux.conf file and were able to get the default serial console to switch to tty0 so that we can have a HDMI monitor and regular keyboard. woohoo!!! but short lived.
Since eth0 is not a true eth0 and needs the swconfig off OpenWRT we considered getting connected to the internet via wlan0 to be able to get the code needed for swconfig etc. Well, we hit a brick wall. We cannot get wlan0 to connect. nmcli d wifi list show no access points available while there are several up in the lab.
What could we be doing wrong? Is wlan0 supposed to work out of the box on ARM 22 minimal or is it like eth0 that it needs a different app like swconfig or something additional on the OS?
Commands we have used to try to get wlan0 off the ground are below
# nmcli radio wifi enabled # nmcli radio on # nmcli device wifi list # nmcli device wifi connect ssid password password Error: No Wi-Fi device found