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Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)

Posted by maldridge 
Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 26, 2018 09:47PM
Hi Chuck,

> It appears this is not going to be as easy as I
> thought. That got the driver installed but I
> don't know how to get hardware activated.

Yes. It is a little bit more involved. We are running a basic rootfs (as a learning vehicle). In a heavy rootfs that you install on a typical Linux laptop, it is already done out of the box.

You dmesg should show if the FW blob was loaded during boot. And then after that, just a matter of setting up the WPA suplicant stanza in your /etc/network/interfaces like every other distro.

So post your dmesg so we can see if the FW blob was loaded. It should be similar to this (note the rt2860.bin was the blob name back in the days, it might be different now)

[  118.526458] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
[  118.551815] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.34


Also see a working example here:

https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,16044,21662#msg-21662

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/26/2018 09:48PM by bodhi.
Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 27, 2018 08:47PM
I did apt-get wireless-tools. I made some progress but need guidance. Don't think drivers are loading but hardware is detected, right?

Can you have hardwired and wireless both in the interfaces file? I am running static address on my network from pro.
Attachments:
open | download - dmesg.txt (13.8 KB)
open | download - printenv.txt (2.6 KB)
Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 27, 2018 09:02PM
Chuck,


[    1.818785] rt2800pci 0000:00:00.0: enabling device (0140 -> 0142)
[    1.825203] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3090, rev 3213 detected
[    1.836392] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0005 detected
[    1.843760] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'

Cool!

See if the wireless lan shows up on the list.

ifconfig -a


>
> Can you have hardwired and wireless both in the
> interfaces file? I am running static address on my
> network from pro.

Yes you can. But you will need to set up the IP route to make it work independently properly. I don't have that info right now. Will post the info if I still have it in my notes.

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Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 27, 2018 09:50PM
here is the ifconfig output.
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open | download - ifconfig.txt (1.5 KB)
Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 27, 2018 09:57PM
wlp0s0: flags=4098<BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        ether 48:5d:60:4a:f2:49  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

That's your wireless interface! so you can proceed to WPA supplicant set up and see if you can connect (unplug the ethernet cable to make sure).

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Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 27, 2018 10:37PM
I can't seem to find the WPA Supplicant.
Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 29, 2018 10:38PM
Chuck,

Do you mean you can't install it?

~# apt-cache show wpasupplicant
Package: wpasupplicant
Source: wpa
Version: 2:2.4-1+deb9u1
Installed-Size: 2164
Maintainer: Debian wpasupplicant Maintainers <pkg-wpa-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Architecture: armel
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15), libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.9.14), libnl-3-200 (>= 3.2.7), libnl-genl-3-200 (>= 3.2.7), libpcsclite1 (>= 1.0.0), libreadline7 (>= 6.0), libssl1.0.2 (>= 1.0.2d), lsb-base, adduser
Suggests: wpagui, libengine-pkcs11-openssl
Breaks: initscripts (<< 2.88dsf-13.3)
Description-en: client support for WPA and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i)
 WPA and WPA2 are methods for securing wireless networks, the former
 using IEEE 802.1X, and the latter using IEEE 802.11i. This software
 provides key negotiation with the WPA Authenticator, and controls
 association with IEEE 802.11i networks.
Description-md5: db096b22f8ec5f5c7a8ec614d12ca20a
Multi-Arch: foreign
Homepage: http://w1.fi/wpa_supplicant/
Tag: admin::configuring, implemented-in::c, interface::commandline,
 interface::daemon, interface::shell, network::client,
 network::configuration, protocol::ssl, role::program,
 security::cryptography, uitoolkit::ncurses, use::configuring
Section: net
Priority: optional
Filename: pool/main/w/wpa/wpasupplicant_2.4-1+deb9u1_armel.deb
Size: 813978
MD5sum: 6a467eac4a072b25ef8c802feebb4dfe
SHA256: e8750803723730bac5d2fec53df4bd0dae77fba943cd5f62aff67b3249776160

So
~# apt-get install wpasupplicant

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Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 30, 2018 12:44PM
got the supplicant installed. will have to take some time to figure it out. I made a tar file of pro hard drive but ran into problem. seems it does not like to copy samba files.

is the cp command better to backup hd or remove samba and tar again.
Re: Unbrick a Pogoplug Pro (v3/OXNAS?)
October 30, 2018 01:15PM
Chuck,

> got the supplicant installed. will have to take
> some time to figure it out.

I've posted the link for WPAsuplicant example above:

https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?3,42599,71254#msg-71254

> I made a tar file of
> pro hard drive but ran into problem. seems it does
> not like to copy samba files.
>
> is the cp command better to backup hd or remove
> samba and tar again.

Some of the Samba temp files cannot be copied by tar, but it is OK.

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