Welcome to my first post. Along it I will describe how to configure the beaglebone blue to connect to a router automatically. Ok let’s get our hands dirty.

Connect the board to an USB port of your computer and after a few minutes of power up you can login through ssh session. For this write in a terminal:

ssh debian@

You have to type a password. If it is the first time you can use the default password, which is shown after login [temppwd]. I’ll recommend you to change it:

sudo passwd debian

You will see something like that:

[sudo] password for debian:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully


Connect to your router through WiFi

We are going to use connmanctl in order to scan and establish connection. After write the command you will see that the prompt is changed. Also there is an error but don’t worry about it.

Error getting VPN connections: The name net.connman.vpn was not provided by any

Now you have to scan for wireless net and choose yours:

connmanctl> scan wifi
Scan completed for wifi
connmanctl> services
    FRITZ!Box            wifi_##_#####_managed_psk
    EasyBox              wifi_##_#####_managed_psk
    o2-WLAN              wifi_##_#####_managed_psk

Then activate the agent mode, connect to your net and enter the password:

connmanctl> agent on
connmanctl> connect wifi_##_#####_managed_psk

A green led will be on:

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If you want to know more about connmanctl type help or see wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Connman. To exit of connmanctl press ctrl+C.

We are almost done, it remains only to configure an automatic connection.


Automatic connection

Here you have to uncomment (remove #) a few lines in the file /etc/network/interfaces. I will use vim:

sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces

This is how you have to see:

##connman: WiFi
connmanctl> tether wifi disable
connmanctl> enable wifi
connmanctl> scan wifi
connmanctl> services
connmanctl> agent on
connmanctl> connect wifi_##_#####_managed_psk
connmanctl> quit

Finally we have to proof if everything is OK. Power off the beaglebone typing:

sudo poweroff

We could use another power supply instead of an USB port to ensure a connection is through wifi. I have used my phone’s charger.

After awhile you will see the green led on. That means it works! Congratulations!!!

Now you can connect to your beaglebone typing:

ssh debian@beaglebone

Note that the next time you login using ssh, there will be an error message. You only have to write the command, which is shown on that message.


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