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jimmyjammy 02-08-2007 01:07 PM

Kismet and wireless adapters
 
:cry:
I know that kismet is SUPOSED to be compatible with all adapters that support raw monitering but i find this hard to belive as linux and most of the linux/knopix/slax based os's dont

i already have an adapter that has raW MONITERING
but wont work with a slax based linux live cd (backtrack 2):scratch:

can anyone point me in the correct direction of a good 100% working card thanks

and please post any of your related issues!!!!!:study:

Brian1 02-08-2007 08:10 PM

I have used a couple. A linksys wpc55ag using the madwifi modules.

Also used a netgear wg511 version 2 made in taiwan using prism54 module. Chine version will only work with ndiswrapper and kismet will not work with ndiswrapper.

Also played with a linksys wpc11 version 2 using the wlan-ng modules. To use the prism2 modules it requires special changes to long to list here.

Best option is any Atheros based nic using madwifi drivers.

Brian

jmulkerin 02-18-2007 01:06 PM

Brian, What distribution are you using? I've tried and tried to get wireless working on Red Hat EL4 on my compaqnx5000. I first tried using the built-in Atheros. Since I couldn't get it to work, I tried the wpc55ag. That locked up the computer.
Any help would be appreciated.

John
Quote:

Originally Posted by Brian1
I have used a couple. A linksys wpc55ag using the madwifi modules.
Also used a netgear wg511 version 2 made in taiwan using prism54 Best option is any Atheros based nic using madwifi drivers.


mlp68 02-18-2007 11:26 PM

John,

Atheros is in my experience one of the easy chipsets. Can you modprobe the madwifi driver and show us the output of the iwconfig command? The interface name will be ath0. Maybe you can elaborate on what exactly didn't work?

With the original kismet issue, the Atheros chipset works well for me.

mlp

jmulkerin 02-19-2007 04:16 PM

I installed madwifi drivers but it dind't show any ath0 interface so I removed and reinstalled. Now I get an error in make. I'm pretty sure I now have a kernel build/rebuid requirement. As soon as I can get a valid iwconfig I'll post it.

QUOTE=mlp68]John,

Can you modprobe the madwifi driver and show us the output of the iwconfig command? The interface name will be ath0. Maybe you can elaborate on what exactly didn't work?
mlp[/QUOTE]

Quakeboy02 02-19-2007 05:20 PM

"Now I get an error in make."

Do you think you could share it with us?

jmulkerin 02-21-2007 10:23 AM

Downloaded lastest Madwifi code. Ran Make.Results:
/usr/local/madwifi-0.9.2.1/net80211/ieee80211_wireless.c:4956: error: unknown field `get_wireless_stats' specified in initializer
/usr/local/madwifi-0.9.2.1/net80211/ieee80211_wireless.c:4956: warning: initialization from incompatible pointer type
make[3]: *** [/usr/local/madwifi-0.9.2.1/net80211/ieee80211_wireless.o] Error 1
make[2]: *** [/usr/local/madwifi-0.9.2.1/net80211] Error 2
make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/local/madwifi-0.9.2.1] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.9-42.0.8.EL-i686'
make: *** [modules] Error 2

So I tried the ATrpms as referenced in the Madwifi Userdocs/Distro/Redhat. Although I forced the rpm install, I still do not have any ath0 interface.

Laptop is an HP/Compaq nx5000 with RH4 kernel Linux version 2.6.9-42.0.8.EL. According to Compaq docs it has an internal Atheros
interface.
Any help would be appreciated.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Quakeboy02
"Now I get an error in make."
Do you think you could share it with us?



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