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Posted by:dragorn
Subject:Using Kismet with a Proxim Orinoco with Fedora Core 5
Date:21:34:27 11/05/2006

> Hopefully someone here can provide me with some help.
> Let me explain the problem and then prepare for any possible flaming that could occur.
> I am running a Toughbook and the on-board wireless was not what I wanted to use; however, I did have access to a PCMCIA Orinoco Gold Card. I had previously heard that the ORINOCO cards were a decent choice, and since it didn't cost me any money I figured it was worth while.
> Now, after isntalling FC5 it came to my attention that the card was not noticed by the OS. So, after searching the message boards and using everyones favorite tool [ google ] , I came across madWiFi.
> I got the kernel updates for FC5, downloaded madwifi and did the install. However, the card is still not being recognized. Now, I'm aware people could suggest to just use windows; however, that is not an option for reasons I don't want to get into....
> Any help? Sugestions? Advice?

Orinoco does not use madwifi. An old-school pcmcia orinoco card is the hermesI chipset, which uses the orinoco drivers.

There is no monitor capability under modern kernels for hermesI anymore.


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