Tonido Plug 2 – Wlan

I have the problem, that after a certain amount of time, the wlan is not responding anymore on my Tonido Plug 2. I have now updated the Power Management on the device to „off“ using the following commands:

sudo iwconfig mlan0 power off

Hope, that this helps 😉

5 Gedanken zu „Tonido Plug 2 – Wlan

  1. Vlad


    Thanks a lot for the hint, I was having this issue for some time too and was completely perplexed. Now I have hope. 😉

    I’ve tried the command you published, but it seems that we may have a bit different setups (although I also have a TonodoPlug2 with the “factory” Debian):

    root@tonido:~# sudo iwconfig mlan0 power off
    Error for wireless request „Set Power Management“ (8B2C) :
    SET failed on device mlan0 ; Bad address.

    I’m wondering what that may mean… ? (scratching my head)

  2. triplem


    No problem for the tip, even though I have to admit, that it does not seem to work. The wifi is still not reachable after a certain amount of time ;-( I will try to use a con-job which pings another machine in my network every couple of minutes, and I do hope, that this solves the problem finally.

    Even though the solution did not work for me, probably it is going to work for you. Unfortunately I use a different distribution (ArchLinux ARM) and cannot really tell you, why you get this error message. Could you try to do an ‚ifconfig‘, probably the interface is not named mlan0 but wlan0 or something like this on your machine? Also you could take a look into the loaded modules, if the correct driver is loaded (see my last blog post).

    Hope that helps 😉

  3. Vlad

    Hey Markus,

    Thanks a lot for the insight! Looking a bit closer (`sudo iwconfig`) I found that I have the mlan0, which seems to have had power management already disabled. Check this out:

    root@tonido:~# iwconfig mlan0
    mlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:““
    Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
    Tx-Power=13 dBm
    Retry limit:9 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=0/5 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=0 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:8481831
    Tx excessive retries:751195 Invalid misc:1034425 Missed beacon:0

    So yeah, a cronjob may prove to be a more reliable solution. I’ll have to figure out how to restart my wifi thought…

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts in this. Now I have hope. =)

  4. triplem Beitragsautor

    Hi Vlad,
    I have now establised a cron job which is doing a ping to my router every hour and up until now it looks quite good.

    Unfortunatly the led of the wifi is not working ;-(

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