This instruction is written for the stable version of Gumstix Yocto image, Morty. For other version, please contact

Two types of Gumstix Yocto Image


If you're using the Gumstix console image, please follow the steps in this section.

  1. Open this file with your chosen text editor
  2. By default, connect to any open network is commented out but if your prefer to use it comment out the WPA2 protected network section and remove the # on the open network section.
    # Connect to any open network
    # network={
    #    key_mgmt=NONE
    # Connect to a WPA2 protected network
          pairwise=CCMP TKIP
          group=CCMP TKIP
  3. Restart the wpa_supplicant service. Run:
    $ systemctl restart wpa_supplicant@wlan0


If you're using the desktop image, please follow the steps in this section.

There are two ways of bringing up WiFi in the desktop image.

Option 1

If you have a display (monitor or touchscreen) connected, follow the steps on this image to setup WiFi.

Option 2

Alternatively, you can enable it in console

$ nmcli device wifi connect Your-Network-Name password Your-Network-Password

Note: Be sure to change Your-Network-Name and Your-Network-Password accordingly.

Test WiFi

To verify that you have internet connection via WiFi, run:

$ ifconfig wlan0

You should see the IP address next to "inet addr:". Then, ping an external IP address to test connectivity.

$ ping

You should see packages received.