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Old 02-06-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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Wlan Card suddenly won't monitor

Hi there, everybody.

I have a problem with my Slackware 9.1

When I had installed Slack 9.0 my D-Link DWL-660 Wlan card was able to
work in monitor mode... fine.

Now I installed Slack 9.1 and suddenly it says the following when typing
iwconfig eth0 mode monitor:


SET failed on device eth0 ; Invalid argument


does anybody know how to fix that?
The card has a prism2 chipset, but (normally) runs fin with the orinoco drivers...

Old 02-06-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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IIRC, the stock orinoco_cs drivers do not use monitor mode and were over-written when you installed the new kernel. You can get patches for the drivers here:
Old 02-06-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot ... it really worked !!!


thanks again cus


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