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My problem is on a DELL Inspiron 2200. I am not sure how to identify what wireless chipset is. I am trying to get the wireless card to get into monitoring mode, so that I can play with aircrack-ng on my home network.
I would also be interested in other peoples opinions of this application.
Output from trying to run airodump
/$ sudo airodump-ng wlan0
ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Device or resource busy
Error setting monitor mode on wlan0
Output from iwconfig
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"REMOVED ESSID"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:18:4D:DA:55:7A
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2346 B
Link Quality=65/100 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-45 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Output from iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
/$ iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not permitted.
Output of iwpriv wlan0 (not sure what this means)
/$ iwpriv wlan0
wlan0 no private ioctls.
I am a linux newbie, so I appologize if I haven't provided you with all the needed information.
Last edited by edwardtomney; 10-05-2008 at 02:10 PM.
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