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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Kismet error
Date:01:33:08 27/02/2006

> Hi All,
>
> I wonder if someone can adivse me. I have a "2Wire" 11B orinoco wireless card, (firmware 8.42).
>
> I've got the latest 2.6.15.4 kernel running with the orinoco_cs 0.13e driver. This is a patched driver which enables me to put the card into Monitor mode, whereas the 15RC3 driver that came with the new kernel does not.
>
> My problem is that Kismet seems to work for just a few mintues, or sometimes maybe 20mins, its random and then it will exit the program. The following error appears from dmesg:
>
> hermes @ IO 0x100: Timeout waiting for command completion.
> hermes @ IO 0x100: Timeout waiting for command completion.
> hermes @ IO 0x100: Error -16 issuing command.
> hermes @ IO 0x100: Error -16 issuing command.
> hermes @ IO 0x100: Error -16 issuing command.
> hermes @ IO 0x100: Error -16 issuing command.
> hermes @ IO 0x100: Error -16 issuing command.

Yup. Welcome to the fun of driver errors and firmware problems. 8.anything firmware is known to be fairly unstable with rfmon, either downgrade it or you're out of luck.

There is nothing that can be done from the kismet side, the drivers stop working.

-m


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