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Re: Kismet & monitoring

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 11:05, Paul van Tilburg wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 10:25:11AM -0700, Adam Done wrote:
> > FATAL: Could not find 'monitor' private ioctl or use the newer style
> > 'mode monitor' command.  This typically means that the drivers have not
> > been patched or the correct drivers are being loaded. See the
> > troubleshooting section of the README for more information.
> > 
> > I just got my wirless network up over the weekend and been needing to
> > check some security with kismet but I don't know if I am supposed to put
> > the airport card in monitor mode and if so I have not found anything
> > under iwconfig.
> The orinoco driver doesn't have monitor nor scanning support for cards with
> 8.xx firmware (which OS X flashes on the card (on update, but also on
> boot I believe).
> I have disabled the firmware check in the 0.15rc2 drivers (far better
> than stock kernel), I have scanning support now, but monitor support
> breaks immediately (and then one knows the reason why it was disable for
> 8.xx firmware).
> See also:
> http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=5017450&forum_id=11432
> Paul
> -- 

Thank you for that link.  It was very good reading.  From the looks of
it.. I will just wait till I upgrade to a PCMIA card with a driver that
will support monitoring and I will just keep what I have.  Thank you for
the input, and now I know as to before I had no clue.


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