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NOT FOR GENERAL CONSUMPTION!!! STILL IN PROGRESS!!!!
The Chumby hacker board does not have Wireless capability built in, but its very easy to add! The best dongle to use is the TP-LINK TL-WN321G which has drivers ready to go.
Plug in the dongle
Run iwconfig wlan0 scan to list all the local networks
Find your network, we'll connect to adafruit (not listed here, just substitute your own connection name)
Configure the wlan adapter (we'll be using WEP here, WPA is more complex)
You should get a [ 1932.400000] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready response from the kernel
DHCP will let you get your IP, route and DNS right from the router
You'll need to remount root so that dhclient can edit it
Start up the wlan0 connection
Then run dhclient
You should be able to ping!
Say you don't have DHCP or don't want to use DHCP for some reason.
Pick an IP address, and ifconfig wlan0 <ipaddress> up to give yourself an IP address
Don't forget to add a default route, through your router
If you want DNS you'll have to remount the root directory rw and edit /etc/resolv.conf
If you need to, set up your resolv.conf so that you have one or two DNS servers in there
When you're done, be tidy and remount / as read only, k?