Your i.MX 8M NAVQ Plus kit arrives with the Linux image ready for Wi-Fi operation. You will have to configure your specific unit to connect to a local Wi-Fi access point.
Setting Up Wi-Fi Antenna
The i.MX 8M NAVQ Plus kit arrives with the Wi-Fi antenna. Make sure it is securely connected to the antenna connector on the System-On-Module and is placed into a position that allows for maximum connectivity with your Wi-Fi Access Point.
Using Wi-Fi in Linux
When Linux boots, the Wi-Fi interface is enabled and configured in the default image installed to the kit. Step through the following procedure to configure Wi-Fi for your local environment and then use it to access the Internet:
Validate that the i.MX 8M Plus is able to detect Wi-Fi Access Points in the vicinity:
user@imx8mpnavq:~$ sudo nmcli device wifi list
[sudo] password for user:
IN-USE BSSID SSID MODE CHAN RATE SIGN>
28:D1:27:16:FA:C6 ver-inete Infra 2 130 Mbit/s 70 >
E8:37:7A:91:6B:B4 Keenetic-9288 Infra 6 270 Mbit/s 59 >
# press 'q' to stop the listing and return to shell prompt
Connect to a WiFi network: user@imx8mpnavq:~$ sudo nmcli device wifi connect <SSID> password "<PASSWD>"
Run sudo reboot to enable connection to the board via ssh or scp.
Determining Wi-Fi Signal Strength
Use the following Linux commands to scan for available Wi-Fi access points and determine signal strength: