Getting WPA2-PSK

Brooks Davis brooks at
Fri Dec 19 08:45:36 PST 2008

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 03:04:55PM +0000, Rui Paulo wrote:
> On 19 Dec 2008, at 14:19, Jordy Dickinson wrote:
>> Hey, I've never used a mailing list before, so forgive me if I'm not doing
>> this right.
>> I'm trying to set up my network card, but I keep getting this error 
>> message.
>> I type in this:
>> ifconfig wi0 authmode wpa
>> And I get this:
>> ieee80211_load_module: load the wlan_xauth module by hand for now.
>>> ifconfig: SIOCS80211: Invalid argument
>> Can anybody tell me what I'm doing wrong?
> You're probably running a custom kernel without the wlan_xauth module built 
> in. Either load it as a module or compile it in your kernel.
> You may also want to use wpa_supplicant instead.

More specifically, setting "authmode wpa" with ifconfig will always be
wrong (unless perhaps someday someone adds a suplicant to the kernel).
If you want WPA to work, you must run wpa_supplicant.

-- Brooks
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