I have been away from this project for a while, so I decided to flash a new image on the BeagleBone and sorta start from scratch. I got the latest Debian image, Debian 2015-03-01, that can be found on BeagleBoard’s website. I like this image much better than Angstrom, because I am much more familiar with the Debian system. This will help me with package management and networking.
I’m still using the USB WiFi module that I bought with the board. I followed this great guide on Nix Craft to help with connecting to my router with WPA2. It really is just as easy as editing the file /etc/network/interfaces on the BeagleBone. An example of the WiFi section is below:
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-group TKIP CCMP
You just need to give your information for wpa-ssid and wpa-psk.