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Posted by:Gamma5
Subject:FATAL: pcap reported netlink type 1 (EN10MB) for wlan0
Date:21:50:37 07/03/2006

I'm using a Netgear PCMCIA card model MA401 with wlan-ng drivers in a 2.4.20 kernel. Normal wireless operation is fine. Ethereal also runs fine.

I built kismet 2005.08.R1 from source and installed it with no apparent problems. However, when I run kismet I get the subject FATAL error, as below.
From this output, it appears that rfmon mode is successful, since the error does not occur until several lines below the "Enabling monitor mode" message.

Can anyone shed some light on why kismet/pcap complains?

Thanks
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N.B. The card is a 16-bit MA401, but cardctl ident reports MA401RA.
The FCC ID is PD5LMWP200.

Also, due to wlan-ng, iwpriv etc do not work. How else can I verify that the card goes into monitor mode?
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[ads@ADS1 ads]$ sudo kismet
Server options: none
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to start before starting UI...
Will drop privs to ads (500) gid 500
No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
Enabling channel hopping.
Enabling channel splitting.
Source 0 (WLAN0): Enabling monitor mode for wlanng_avs source interface wlan0 channel 6...
Source 0 (WLAN0): Opening wlanng_avs source interface wlan0...
FATAL: pcap reported netlink type 1 (EN10MB) for wlan0. This probably means you're not in RFMON mode or your drivers are reporting
a bad value. Make sure you have the correct drivers and that entering monitor mode succeeded.


[ads@ADS1 ads]$ sudo kismet -v
Server options: -v
Client options: none
Starting server...
Waiting for server to start before starting UI...
Kismet 2005.08.R1
[ads@ADS1 ads]$

[ads@ADS1 ads]$ uname -a
Linux ADS1 2.4.20-42.9.legacy #1 Sun Feb 20 14:08:04 EST 2005 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux


[ads@ADS1 ads]$ sudo /sbin/cardctl ident
Socket 0:
no product info available
Socket 1:
product info: "NETGEAR MA401RA Wireless PC", "Card", "ISL37300P", "Eval-RevA"
manfid: 0x000b, 0x7300
function: 6 (network)


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