This page is to capture as many solutions as possible to the “Wi-Fi pending” state which many users seem to be experiencing, in the hope that we can develop a guide to getting Wi-Fi running for everyone, and, hopefully, diagnosing the problem.
WiFi Solutions which users have reported to work:
sudo iwconfig ath0 essid ”<your_SSID_here>”
Shut down and remove battery then try again.
What did fix it was starting the Network applet on the Internet page, highlighting the Home wireless network (whose status was “Disconnected”), and clicking on “Connection” … “Connect”.
Changing channels on your router.
Dealing with spaces (or non-alphanumeric characters) in passkeys 1)
or SSIDs 2)
Or try this:
Set the WIFI-connection on *INFRASTRUCTURE*, and not on AUTO.
This usually does the trick