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Old 12-17-2005, 12:28 PM   #1
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Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) for ath0 Suse 9.0

Hi !
I am using Netgear WG511T card under Suse 9.0. when I try to connect using
ifup ath0 I get the error :

ERROR: command 'iwconfig ath0 key XXXXXXXXXXXXX restricted' returned
Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device ath0 ; Invalid argument.

lsmod shows :
ath_pci 54124 1
ath_rate_sample 11104 0 [ath_pci]
wlan 103644 1 [ath_pci ath_rate_sample]
ath_hal 133808 1 [ath_pci ath_rate_sample]

and ifconfig shows :

ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:6C:08:E6:B0
inet6 addr: fe80::214:6cff:fe08:e6b0/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:0 errors:7646 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:7646
TX packets:25 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:200
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:12150 (11.8 Kb)
Interrupt:11 Memory:e4dfb000-e4e0b000

Can anyone help or kindly direct me to the right thread.

Old 12-19-2005, 04:29 AM   #2
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check the docs for madwifi and see whether the wireless extensions of your kernel is high enough. Also paste your interfaces file if thats ok.
Old 04-19-2006, 02:28 AM   #3
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