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So I'm using rt61 module for my Linksys WRT54G 4.1, and when I try to configure my connection for WPA2 using the 'iwpriv' command, I'm getting the "no private ioctls" error.
For example:

Code:
[root@monpc~]# iwpriv wlan0 set AuthMode=WPA2PSK
wlan0     no private ioctls.
Any idea how to fix this? The module seems to be working otherwise, as it can detect networks around me, and iwconfig works fine for configuring the essid.

Apart from this I'm really digging Arch.
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I dunno. It seems like Linux is really weird when it comes to wireless. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, and other times it half works and half doesn't. In my case, it half worked and half didn't; I could use the wireless adapter, but I could only connect to open networks. And another time, I could only connect to networks that broadcasted SSID.
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from what i understand, linux + WPA has some issues, so WPA2 might be even more messed up. have you tried WPA?

have you properly loaded the driver? the correct driver (xp or vista?) ? have you searched up anything on your card and whether or not it works with linux distro?


and im not sure whether i understand you...isnt WRT54G a router and not a wireless card?
    
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I'm talking about the Linksys wireless G pci desktop card. I may have screwed up the model number

I tried without encryption and now it works fine. Now that I have that working how can I edit my rc.conf so that it automatically connects to my network on startup?
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from what i understand, linux + WPA has some issues, so WPA2 might be even more messed up. have you tried WPA?

have you properly loaded the driver? the correct driver (xp or vista?) ? have you searched up anything on your card and whether or not it works with linux distro?

and im not sure whether i understand you...isnt WRT54G a router and not a wireless card?
I'm assuming you were talking to me.

I was using Suse with a Netgear WG111v2 USB adapter. While I had my network NOT broadcasting SSID, I couldn't connect to my network. I think it connected after I enabled SSID broadcast.

I'm pretty sure I used ndiswrapper correctly. It was loading pages.

Then on my sister's laptop, the wireless was detected automatically. It just wouldn't work with WPA, so I said F it. And I'm pretty sure it's natively supported, seeing how it did work (although half-assed.) It's an rt2500.

My router is a WHR-HP-G54 (Buffalo brand)... Not a WRT54G. My wireless cards are the netgear WG111v2 USB and my sister's Ralink rt2500.
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The system boots fine, I'm just wondering how to configure my wireless connection automatically.
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I'm assuming you were talking to me.

I was using Suse with a Netgear WG111v2 USB adapter. While I had my network NOT broadcasting SSID, I couldn't connect to my network. I think it connected after I enabled SSID broadcast.

I'm pretty sure I used ndiswrapper correctly. It was loading pages.

Then on my sister's laptop, the wireless was detected automatically. It just wouldn't work with WPA, so I said F it. And I'm pretty sure it's natively supported, seeing how it did work (although half-assed.) It's an rt2500.

My router is a WHR-HP-G54 (Buffalo brand)... Not a WRT54G. My wireless cards are the netgear WG111v2 USB and my sister's Ralink rt2500.

actually it was aimed at the guy who started the thread
    
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Got it to start automatically with ntcfg2 and profiles.

Thanks for all your input
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