Wolfgang Pfeiffer wrote:
Hi all Reading the wireless thread from a few days ago I tried to find out what's possible for an orinoco wireless card on a Titanium IV for monitor mode. Short version: It doesn't look good. As to the wireless card I have: Actually it seems to be impossible to find out exactly which one I have on this machine. Even the logs here are relatively quiet on that save telling this [ Excerpt]: kernel: airport: Airport at physical address 80030000 kernel: divert: allocating divert_blk for eth2 kernel: eth2: Station identity 001f:0001:0008:0046 kernel: eth2: Looks like a Lucent/Agere firmware version 8 .70 kernel: eth2: Ad-hoc demo mode supported kernel: eth2: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported kernel: eth2: WEP supported, 104-bit key kernel: eth2: MAC address 00:30:65:28:E4:78 kernel: eth2: Station name "HERMES I" kernel: eth2: ready kernel: airport: card registered for interface eth2 All I know is that it's an Apple card. And no: I will not open this machine now ... :) So according to kern.log I have installed Lucent/Agere firmware version 8.70 But the CVS version 0.15 for orinoco.c clearly says I'll be out of luck with it [Excerpt]: * v0.15rc1 -> v0.15rc2 - 28 Jul 2004 - Pavel Roskin & David Gibson * [ ........ ] * o Monitor mode disabled on Agere 8.xx firmware - it's broken. Full version: <http://savannah.nongnu.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs/*checkout*/orinoco/orinoco/orinoco.c?rev=HEAD&content-type=text/plain> The, as it seems, patch for the driver above also says it'd only help if the "0.15 drivers work with your firmware": <http://www.kismetwireless.net/download.shtml> Scroll down to: "Orinoco Driver Patches for CVS/0.15RC2" So all one probably could try is patching the current 0.13 orinoco.*/hermes.* sources with the patch from <http://www.kismetwireless.net/download.shtml> "Orinoco Driver Patches for 2.6.9 & 2.6.10 & 188.8.131.52-mdk"
I bypassed the firmware check and got it working with Agere 8.4. The problem is that after a bit of time in monitor mode the firmware crashes. The first patch I posted works like a charm even though it's considered old code. I used it for over a year and never had problems with it. -Eric -- "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein
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