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Old 05-05-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Kismet on Zaurus SL-5600 with Socket Low Power WLAN card

I just got a new Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 and I havent been able to get my Socket CF card to work properly with Kismet. I have installed Kismet QT and Kismet from their website but when I run Kismet QT it claims to be working, but it doesnt detect hotspots, even though I am standing right next to one. The card works fine with the default Sharp ROM for normal usage, so I know it is a problem with my configuration. If anyone knows anything about this, please reply. I am open to any type of solutions, because the primary reason I got this PDA was for wireless sniffing. Also, I am somewhat new to Linux so please explain what you say clearly.

Thanks for the help,
Old 05-07-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
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First follow the instructions to configure kismet form the website bellow

I had trouble because I needed to tell the card to go into monitor mode you can do it by issuing the following command in the terminal


to remove it from monitor


the card has to be on in order to put it in monitor so I eventually wrote 2 scripts and and put them in /home/root/usr/bin/

the first turns on the card then puts it into the first configuration in networking then into monitor mode

/sbin/cardctl scheme CardResume
/sbin/cardctl scheme qpewlan1

the second takes it out of mointor and the shuts off the card
/sbin/cardctl scheme CardSuspend

Don't forget to make them executable if you decide to use the scripts I would first try turning the car on in the usual way then typing kismet_monitor in terminal and see if that helps. I don't remember if you have to start kismet befor kismet Qt or not been a long time since I used kismet Qt.


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