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Old 10-23-2003, 02:19 PM   #1
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Question putting orinoco PCMCIA into monitor mode

my buddy and i recently put linux on his laptop and have an SMC 2632W wireless PCMCIA card. i can't seem to figure out the order of operations required to build the orinoco_cs module that will enter monitor mode (allow kismet to function).

i've followed links to the airsnort page, but i don't understand what it is i need to do. i've tried a few things and they haven't worked. i think i may be completely ignorant of a firmware issue with this card, but i don't know where to start. here's by best guess as to the correct sequence of operations:

1) get, build and install kernel source, so whatever module you compile (in this case the orinoco_13e one) can be configured based on the source that's properly configured

2) upgrade/check firmware? i have no clue on this step, as i couldn't find anything on how to check or upgrade the firmware on this wireless card

3) get, say, and then compile it and insert it into the kernel. should i have the current orinoco_cs module rmmod'ed when i compile? or does it not matter if i rmmod after the compile and then modprobe the new module?

i tried this (modulo step 2) and the card still wouldn't enter monitor mode. it gave the "could not enter monitor mode" error when running kismet. i'm running the slackware 9.0 pcmcia package (version 3.2.4).

any suggestions are welcome.

thx for reading,
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