I updated wl18xx firmware/packages in an attempt to reduce the high frequency of dropped WiFi connections. That didn't go smoothly and I had to take a few passes at it.
I now have no (WiFi) connectivity at all. I rebooted after the troublesome package upgrade and the wlan0 interface worked - but now it does not, despite many subsequent reboots (and days of trying to think what could have happened - but no action taken). The only thing other than the package upgrade that was changed was removing some unneeded packages (reported by apt-get) using "*apt-get autoremove*"* - *and removal of some packages to free up eMMC space. I didn't document this, but my recollection is that the only packages removed were chrome-related. I have been able to access the BBBW using the USB interface for debugging. It seems the wlan0 interface is up but not active: debian@BBB:~$ ifconfig -v wlan0 wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx UP BROADCAST MULTICAST DYNAMIC MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) debian@BBB:~$ sudo /opt/scripts/tools/version.sh ... pkg:[bb-wl18xx-firmware]:[1.20180328-0rcnee2~jessie+20180328] pkg:[firmware-ti-connectivity]:[20170823-1rcnee1~jessie+20180328] ... Rather than trying to bind the adapter or manually configure with an IP address, I'm looking to understand what has gone wrong to prevent the expected auto-configuration and acquisition of a valid IP address (which my router is configured to specify as the network DHCP server). Ideas where to look next? -- For more options, visit http://beagleboard.org/discuss --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "BeagleBoard" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to beagleboard+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/beagleboard/19f6a612-2259-4951-8ad2-5c7ff4ce47cb%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.