[arch-general] Problems with netcfg

James Rayner iphitus at iphitus.org
Sat Feb 28 17:52:00 EST 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 2:35 PM, Cristopher Thomas <crisnoh at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Friday 27 February 2009 19:13:47 James Rayner wrote:
>> The problem appeared to be a simple typo in the config file, however
>> the OP has given up. *shrug*
> I don't know about it being a typo.  Setting the encryption type to 'wap'
> instead of 'wep' was the only way for me to ever get a connection.  Here's the
> error I got trying to use 'wep':
> [~]$ sudo netcfg home
> :: home up  - Could not set wireless configuration                                                                     [FAIL]
> for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
>    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy.
> I got that error everytime, whereas when I switched to 'wap' I would
> occasionally get a connection.  Usually after I had spent a while online in my
> windows partition researching the problem.  I know for a fact that the router
> is set up for wep security, which is why I'm baffled about the profile not
> working

oh ok, i see the problem. In /usr/lib/network/wireless.subr search for
"mode managed" and remove just that text.

Theres a fix for this in netcfg git, but it needs testing and nobody
is testing it, so I cant make a release.


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