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Old 02-07-2009, 07:38 PM   #1
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Kismet config source help


Hi, I'm a regular Mac os x user and I'm trying to get kismet running on backtrack 3. I using edimax USB adapter with RT73 chip. On my mac the kismet.con is located at /usr/local/etc/ but I don't know where this file is located on Linux. Also, I would like to know what to type on the source for the RT73 chip set. Thanks for it time
 
Old 02-07-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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Before you get kismet to work, you will first need to make sure your wireless card works.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #3
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The USB adapter is on the knowing working card on kesmet.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:02 PM   #4
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The card is edimax EW-7318USG. Beside that I don't know the location of the kismet.conf, I don't know that to type on the source=.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 08:36 PM   #5
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As I stated before, did you get your wireless up and working? It seems to be a difficult issue with newbies.
What does ifconfig say?
What does iwconfig say?
I would not worry about kismet until you get your wireless up and running.

BTW BT3 is based on Slackware 12.0. There is lots of info in the slackware forum on setting up wireless


Did you read the kismet documentation?
http://www.kismetwireless.net/documentation.shtml



This is the info on the rt73 chipset

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rt73 Ralink 73 11g Linux rt73-gpl-cvs
http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/
Ralink 73 802.11g USB cards using the serialmonkey GPL'd
rt79 drivers (tested only with CVS driver versions)

kismet.conf is located /etc/kismet/

Last edited by okos; 02-07-2009 at 08:43 PM.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 09:22 PM   #6
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Sorry, yes the wireless is up. I was having problem at first but I was able to get the wireless working after I enabled the interface with the following command; iwconfig rausb0 up.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 10:21 PM   #7
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That is great! It works out of the box.

Next you need to edit the kismet.conf file.

try
kate /etc/kismet/kismet.conf

Read the link I provided for you.
your SOURCE: will be something like rt73

You will also need to put your wireless card into monitor mode in order for kismet to work.

iwconfig rausb0 mode monitor

Then in a terminal just type kismet
 
Old 02-08-2009, 02:14 AM   #8
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The kismet folder is not in that location etc/kismet.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 03:00 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Amb1s1 View Post
The kismet folder is not in that location etc/kismet.
If you are in the root directory, it would be "etc/kismet/"
If you are in any other directory it would be "/etc/kismet/"
Omit the quotes

Try
updatedb
slocate kismet.conf

or

find / -name kismet.conf
 
Old 02-09-2009, 01:07 AM   #10
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I found it. It is in the same location as MAC OS X for some reason I didn't found before. The location is usr/local/etc/kismet
 
  


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