iMX233-OLinuXino ARCH Linux image with RTL8188 WIFI support


New ARCH Linux image with included RTL8188 WIFI support is updated on iMX233 OLinuXino WIKI

This is the latest image good for all board MICRO, MINI, MINI-WIFI, MAXI. It supports all board features like I2C, SPI, UART, TV console, Ethernet, WIFI. We recommend to use it and if you have early image to upgrade to this one.

The direct link to the image is here

The Kernel version is The kernel version is 2.6.35-8-ARCH+

The default Login is root  / root

If you use MICRO or MAXI plug MOD-WIFI-RTL8188 then type

# wifi-menu

you will see list of the available WIFI networks to connect to, select one and login with your password if the network is encrypted. Your wifi settings will be stored in /etc/network.d/wlan0-xxx, where xxx is your network name

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Harun Akar
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 17:34:49

    I am a Linux newbie and I don’t know how to apply this img file to my SD card? Do I need to delete the all partitions on the SD card first? What command or program is required to copy to or burn into my SD card?



    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Dec 18, 2012 @ 18:18:45

      if you have linux, plug the SD card to SD card reader and see which device is it by type

      $ ls /dev/sd

      so you see which device is your sd-card sda sdb sdc etc

      then write the image with dd command:

      $dd if=image of=/dev/sdX

      where X is your sd card device


  2. stephenmccaul
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 21:26:10

    How does one setup for auto reconnect to the wireless network chosen in wifi-menu when rebooting?


  3. bub man
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 05:56:05

    downloading the ARCH image from google drive proved very slow and difficult. I created a torrent to assist in downloading it. magnet:?xt=urn:btih:DB6506EEAD05B1533BC68840BFF24D06BEBD56FD&dn=imx233_kernel_2.6_ARCH_FS_WIFI-29112012.rar&


  4. Serg
    Feb 07, 2014 @ 15:07:55

    I install this image to Olinuxino Nano. Then plug in tp-link wn725n (rtl8188 based) dongle. After “wifi-menu” execution I get an error “No such interface: wlan0”. I thought that every 8188 based adapter must work, not only MOD-WIFI-RTL8188. May by, I need some additional instructions? Can you help me, please?


  5. Martin Schröder
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 10:38:32

    If you can’t make it work and your device id is 0179 then use the rtl8188EU driver (EU instead of CU). That’s the only driver I was able to use with my cheap adapter that I got from eBay. The driver source is on github.


  6. Martin Schröder
    Aug 14, 2014 @ 10:40:04

    Btw, this image did not work for my rtl8188eu dongle. The driver is only for CU dongles. Each model has a different device ID on the USB port so a driver for CU will not detect an EU dongle.


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