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Old 05-30-2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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broadcom monitor mode

I have an HP Zv6130us laptop, and am runing the broadcom drivers through ndiswrapper. I cannot set the device into monitor mode, and was wondering how I can work around this. If i cant do it with ndiswrapper, I had heard about some experimental drivers for broadcom that I was wondering if they would allow this to run with kismet/airsnort, and where I could get them. THanks
Old 05-31-2006, 05:56 AM   #2
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The new free driver for the Broadcom 43xx series chips can be found here or in Linux 2.6.17-rc2 or greater. I have played around with it for a bit without much success yet.

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I installed the Kanotix 64 from the cd, which is bascially debian, are the drivers on there? if so where and how do I install them?
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Probably not. The new driver (bcm43xx) is not yet in a stable kernel (wait for the final release of 2.6.17, which should be just around the corner now). When it is, wait for your distro-o'-choice to use that kernel or newer and you'll have support (you will need to download/ extract the firmware separately though since the distros do not have permission to redistribute the firmware). (If you have a BCM4318 chip though, you'll probably have to wait until 2.6.18).

For Kismet, IIRC, you will need to run one of the development versions, rather than the latest stable, for bcm43xx support.


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