Well i tried installing kismet with smart. It installed correctly when logged in as root. But when i run it i get the following error:-
Server options: none
Client options: none
Waiting for server to start before starting UI...
Suid priv-dropping disabled. This may not be secure.
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
NOTICE: Disabling channel hopping, no enabled sources are able to change channel.
Source 0 (addme): Opening none source interface none...
FATAL: Please configure at least one packet source. Kismet will not function if no packet sources are defined in kismet.conf or on the command line. Please read the README for more information about configuring Kismet.
I also tried installing 'madwifi' which also installed with smart but when i try and run it it says its not found.
I have a Intel PRO 3945ABG Wireless card installed natively by the way.