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Posted by:Dutch
Subject:Kismet discards good packets
Date:18:20:22 03/06/2006

> Anyone knows why kismet discards all direct packets? I'm using Kismet version 2005.04.R1a. I installed it from the Debian packages in Sarge. The relevant

Use a more recent version of Kismet.

> The driver of my Atheros card (a TP-LINK TL-WN510) was compiled using madwifi sources. The sources were downloaded from and didn't give any error in the compilation. As the debian way, I created a .deb package using make-kpkg.

Is that the old madwifi drivers, or what is popularly called madwifi-ng ? I'd suggest you use the latest released driver from (version 0.9.0 is an official release).

> lspci -vv (Info about my card's chipset)
> 0000:06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc.: Unknown device 001a (rev 01)
> Subsystem: Atheros Communications, Inc.: Unknown device 1052

Which Atheros chipset is that card based on ? Check dmesg for output from the ath_pci module, to ensure that the driver supports that specific chipset.


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