Yesterday I received my Clockwork Pi, which turned my face very happy according to my girlfriend. So I went on and carefully assembled it, and booted it up, ready to play around with it. First things first: connect to wifi. There are a few networks available here, 2 of which are mine, so I selected one, typed the password, and then… nothing. At first, it would try to connect, apparently without success, and I just got returned to the menu without any message. But after a few tries, when I now try to connect to the same network, the device will just lock up (or at least, it stops responding to any of the keys). The only thing I can do is reboot the device by holding down the power key a few seconds.
So today I thought I should just try again. This time I picked the other network, entered the password, and to my surprise, after hitting “(Y) done”, it was trying to connect to ANOTHER network than the one I selected! No wonder it failed to connect! I hadn’t noticed this before, but the same may have happened yesterday. Looks like the device actually tries to connect to the strongest network, i.e. the first in the list. Definitely a bug if this is true.
Another try: I decided to just physically go stand next to my access point so its signal will be the strongest. And there we go again: the device hangs trying to connect. So I’m kinda stuck here. I suppose I can modify some things directly in the file system by mounting the SD card physically in my laptop (maybe that’s the only way forward), but I’d appreciate some sort of other solution.