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Posted by:Gamma5
Subject:FATAL: pcap reported netlink type 1 (EN10MB) for wlan0
Date:14:51:24 08/03/2006

> > 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?
> Sounds like the wlanctl-ng stuff isn't in your path. Make sure it is, or else kismet can't control your card.
> -m


I added links to wlanctl-ng and wlancfg-ng in a directory in my $PATH and kismet is now working. Perhaps this should be in the FAQ.

Thanks again.

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