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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Kismet and my Atheros AR5212
Date:02:09:45 02/05/2006

> I've been trying to get kismet up and running on my IBM T41 w/ built-in AR5212 wireless (a/b/g). I am running on Fedora Core 5 (FC5). When I start kismet, I recieve the following message:
>
> Starting server...
> Waiting for server to start before starting UI...
> Will drop privs to XXXXXXXXX (XXX) gid XXX
> No specific sources given to be enabled, all will be enabled.
> Enabling channel hopping.
> Enabling channel splitting.
> Source 0 (internalWiFi): Enabling monitor mode for madwifi_g source interface ath0 channel 6...
> WARNING: ath0 appears to not accept the Madwifi-NG controls. Will attempt to configure it as a standard Madwifi-old interface. If you are using madwifi-ng, be sure to set the source interface to the wifiX control interface, NOT athX
> FATAL: 'get_mode' does not return integer parameters.
>
> I understood from reading posts here and elsewhere that the madwifi-ng drivers are not stable, and as such I have been using the 'old' set. These drivers work fine for me to perform other network functions (in fact I am posting this message via this adapter)...

Something is broken in your drivers, it rejects both madwifi-ng and madwifi-old commands. I have no idea what you installed, but it's definitely not responding normally. I'd try a different version of madwifi.

-m


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