[debian-yeeloong-project] Getting Wifi to work in Wheezy

Harry Prevor habstinat at gmail.com
Mon May 27 00:44:31 UTC 2013

I'm a new but happy Debian Wheezy user on my Lemote Yeeloong:

$ uname -a
Linux janice 3.2.0-4-loongson-2f #1 Debian 3.2.41-2+deb7u2 mips64

I installed Debian and configured X through the guide at

That being said, while both X and Debian work fine, I've been having
some trouble getting the Yeeloong's Wifi to work (currently sending
this via ethernet). While I can bring the interface up and connect to
my network:

# ip link set wlan0 up
# iwlist wlan0 scan | grep -i essid
(scanning works perfectly)
# iwconfig wlan0 essid $MYESSIDHERE
# dhclient -v wlan0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.2.2
Copyright 2004-2011 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:17:c4:4e:09:6e
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:17:c4:4e:09:6e
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 8
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 20
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 14
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 18
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 1
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
# echo $?
1 (dhclient's exit status)
# ping google.com
ping: unknown host google.com

I've seen some old posts about doing this through kernel patches, but
considering I already have the loongson kernel I didn't think this
would be necessary.

Can anyone please shed some light on my issue, via either requests
for more information or solutions? 

Thanks a lot ahead of time for any responses. 

Harry Prevor

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