Re: wireless howto[s] indepth ???
Firstly, on wireless Howtos, have you checked out
and it's links and associated pages.
Secondly, the orinoco_cs driver is only recently becoming half decent
(although still not there, IMHO). The recent kernels (2.4.21 and .22-pre
releases) all use the latest orinoco 0.13 driver, which is likely not
available in 2.4.18-bf2.4. If you want to stay with the orinoco driver,
try a more recent kernel release, or try compiling your own orinoco
After many hassles with the orinoco driver (it still fails under heavy
load) I switched to the linux-wlan-ng drivers, which haven't failed me
yet. The installation is very straightforward and simple (if you have
already got kernel sources installed - for pcmcia-cs). The driver for
11Mbs cards is at:
Lastly, although I have never seen your airsnort error message, I have
successfully used airsnort with the linux-wlan-ng drivers.
On Sat, 2003-07-26 at 05:37, Michael D. Schleif wrote:
> Also sprach Michael D. Schleif (Fri 25 Jul 02003 at 10:17:17AM -0500):
> > Yes, I have simple wireless networking working on several laptops.
> > We have been tasked to analyze several expansive wireless networks for
> > functional, performance and security issues. So, we are investigating
> > how far we can go with debian-based laptops?
> > Yes, I have done several apt-cache search's, and found several
> > applications that may serve us well.
> > What we have not found is any website or howto that compares/contrasts
> > any of these apps, or goes into detail as to what to do and what not to
> > do.
> > What do you think?
> Here's a good example of our confusion:
> # uname -a
> Linux freya 2.4.18-bf2.4 #1 Son Apr 14 09:53:28 CEST 2002 i686 unknown
> # sudo lsmod
> Module Size Used by Not tainted
> orinoco_cs 4680 2
> orinoco 29568 0 [orinoco_cs]
> hermes 3296 0 [orinoco_cs orinoco]
> ds 6624 2 [orinoco_cs]
> i82365 22384 2
> pcmcia_core 41376 0 [orinoco_cs ds i82365]
> sb 7296 0 (unused)
> sb_lib 32224 0 [sb]
> uart401 5984 0 [sb_lib]
> sound 52844 0 [sb_lib uart401]
> soundcore 3204 5 [sb_lib sound]
> isa-pnp 27400 0 [sb]
> keybdev 1664 0 (unused)
> usbkbd 2848 0 (unused)
> input 3040 0 [keybdev usbkbd]
> usb-uhci 20676 0 (unused)
> usbcore 48000 1 [usbkbd usb-uhci]
> Should airsnort work with this configuration? I keep getting this
> `Could not set monitor mode'
> Google is decidedly silent about this error ;<
> Or, kismet, another example, does not appear to like the orinoco gold
> # sudo kismet_monitor
> Using //etc/kismet/kismet.conf sources...
> Enabling monitor mode for an orinoco card on eth0 channel 6
> Invalid command : monitor
> # sudo iwpriv eth0
> eth0 Available private ioctl :
> force_reset (8BE0) : set 0 & get 0
> card_reset (8BE1) : set 0 & get 0
> set_port3 (8BE2) : set 1 int & get 0
> get_port3 (8BE3) : set 0 & get 1 int
> set_preamble (8BE4) : set 1 int & get 0
> get_preamble (8BE5) : set 0 & get 1 int
> set_ibssport (8BE6) : set 1 int & get 0
> get_ibssport (8BE7) : set 0 & get 1 int
> We have seen reference to some `snax' patch; but, I have not found
> anything debian about it.
> Elsewise, there are the linux-wlan-ng-modules-*, all of which apparently
> require kernels 2.4.20 and above; which, of course, begs the question:
> is full wireless support a function of the kernel?
> Moreover, are stock debian kernels adequate to all wireless tasks? Or,
> need we compile our own?
> We are confused and no brighter for our research . . .
> What do you think?
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