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Bug#358617: linux-image-2.6.16-1-686: please enable CONFIG_IPW2200_MONITOR=y

Am Donnerstag, den 23.03.2006, 15:38 +0100 schrieb maximilian attems:

> > the ipw2200 module in the kernel doesn't have the monitor mode enabled.
> this needs newer firmware and the fixes which went in after 2.6.16.

The monitor mode doesn't need newer firmware. Its available since 2.2
firmware: ipw-2.4-sniffer.fw

"May 17 2005  Changes in 1.0.4
-Updated the firmware requirement from 2.2 to 2.3 which supports monitor

So the ipw220 v 1.0.8 in the kernel is enough.

Its just the addition "CONFIG_IPW2200_MONITOR=y" to the config and:

--- linux-2.6.16/drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig.orig        2006-03-23 15:26:29.000000000 +0100
+++ linux-2.6.16/drivers/net/wireless/Kconfig     2006-03-23 15:23:27.000000000 +0100
@@ -213,6 +213,15 @@
           say M here and read <file:Documentation/modules.txt>.  The module
           will be called ipw2200.ko.

+config IPW2200_MONITOR
+        bool "Enable promiscuous mode"
+        depends on IPW2200
+        ---help---
+         Enables promiscuous/monitor mode support for the ipw2200 driver.
+         With this feature compiled into the driver, you can switch to
+         promiscuous mode via the Wireless Tool's Monitor mode.  While in this
+         mode, no packets can be sent.
 config IPW2200_DEBUG
        bool "Enable full debugging output in IPW2200 module."
        depends on IPW2200
Isn't it possible to get this into a 2.6.16 upload?

> > Is it a upstream bug?
> will be enabled in 2.6.17.

Ah, I looked into patch-2.6.16-git6 and the Kconfig addition is there.


Noèl Köthe <noel debian.org>
Debian GNU/Linux, www.debian.org

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