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Old 02-18-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
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Monitor mode


Hey all, I am trying to get my wireless card into monitoring mode, but I get this error:

Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.


How can I get the monitor mode setup in Ubuntu? Am I doing something wrong? Thanks.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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First of all, it would help if you posted the exact command you used. Second, you need to specify which chipset and driver you are using, not all of them support Monitor mode.
 
Old 02-19-2009, 08:55 AM   #3
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First of all, it would help if you posted the exact command you used. Second, you need to specify which chipset and driver you are using, not all of them support Monitor mode.
You are absolutely correct and I apologize for the noob post. Here is the info:

Code:
unr3a1@stfulinux:~$ sudo iwconfig eth1 mode monitor
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.
unr3a1@stfulinux:~$
My chipset: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
 
Old 02-23-2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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So does no one know? Thanks.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 12:13 PM   #5
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Are you using the driver from the kernel, or ndiswrapper?

If you are using the kernel driver, you should try applying the Aircrack patch to it, as this adds in advanced features like what you are looking for. If you are using ndiswrapper though, you won't be able to go into monitor mode at all.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 12:21 PM   #6
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It looks like the b43 module will support monitor mode for the Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)

See here http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
 
Old 02-24-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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Are you using the driver from the kernel, or ndiswrapper?

If you are using the kernel driver, you should try applying the Aircrack patch to it, as this adds in advanced features like what you are looking for. If you are using ndiswrapper though, you won't be able to go into monitor mode at all.
I am using the kernel driver. How do I apply the Aircrack patch?
 
  


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